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The Best Of Virtual Training Apps

2018-11-05T11:39:35+00:00November 5th, 2018|Latest News|

No matter the time of year, the only workout we regret is the one we never did. However, when the temperatures drop and it is dark outside at 5 P.M., it’s sometimes to difficult to find the motivation to hop on the trainer. Luckily, technology has figured out how to make riding indoors fun, intelligent, and focused. These days an indoor trainer session will give

Enhance Your Ride! Trade In & Upgrade To A New CycleOps Trainer

2018-10-01T14:48:55+00:00September 27th, 2018|Latest News|

Trade-in any used indoor bike trainer and receive up to 20% off a new CycleOps device. We’ll gladly take your old trainer – any brand – off your hands. From now until June 30th is your time to upgrade. -BRING YOUR RIDE INSIDE- “We’ve been producing some of the best virtual trainers since the dawn of this technology. We care deeply about providing the best,

Travis Johnston reviews the CycleOps PowerSync Trainer

2018-09-28T09:37:45+00:00September 14th, 2018|Latest News|

CycleOps PowerSync Trainer – by Travis Johnston Very rarely does one get to experience Christmas twice in a year but I was lucky enough to join the CycleOps team last month and have access to some incredible facilities and equipment. I must let you know that getting into the team is no mean feat. I arrived at CycleOps to meet the guys where I

Power 201

2018-09-28T09:37:36+00:00August 30th, 2018|Latest News|

For athletes new to training with a cycling power meter, or cyclists looking for a refresher, we take you step by step through power basics and definitions that will give you the edge in making your powermeter work for you. If you’ve got the basics covered and are hungry for a little more we’ll supply you with articles and workouts from the experts. Power

Power 101

2018-09-28T09:37:27+00:00August 18th, 2018|Latest News|

What is Power? Simply stated Power is the amount of force (or work) produced over a certain duration of time. A power meter, like the PowerTap hub, takes the torque produced by your pedaling and multiplies it by your speed. How accurate are PowerTap power meters? The PowerTap is one of only two power meter companies, which has been scientifically researched and 3rd party validated

Trade In Your Power Meter & Save Up to 30%

2018-10-01T18:49:40+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Latest News|

Trade in your power meter, upgrade to accuracy and save up to 30%. You heard it here: ‘We want your old power meter’. In exchange, we’ll give you up to 30% off any PowerTap Power Meter. As a power meter owner, you know the secrets of training with power. You know what it’s like to ride with burning legs, closely watching your watts to hit a

Power Meter Accuracy & Consistency

2018-09-28T09:36:58+00:00July 20th, 2018|Latest News|

Power Meter Accuracy and Consistency are not the same thing. The key advantage of power-based training is the range of power metrics that allow us to measure our progress against a structured training programme, or informally. Clearly the metrics depend on the quality of the raw data recorded by our power meters. As they say, Garbage in, Garbage out (GIGO)! With many new brands

CycleOps SA and Tim Noakes

2018-09-28T09:36:45+00:00July 5th, 2018|Latest News|

Some CycleOps comments on the "Noakes Diet". There's been major banter (and worse) on Prof. Tim Noakes' promotion of the Banting LCHF diet. We at CycleOps are indirectly affected, since CycleOps and PowerTap products are increasingly popular indoor training, energy monitoring and weight loss/management programmes. So we thought we'd add some comments, from a cyclist's perspective. Tim Noakes' writings are fascinating, but maybe the

Virtual Online Racing Cup

2018-09-28T09:36:34+00:00June 27th, 2018|Latest News|

CycleOps South Africa, proudly distributed by Bicycle Power Trading cc, one of SA's leading importers of cycle-based performance measurement and training systems, today announced that they will be sponsoring a world first, an online racing cup, which will make use of CycleOps Virtual Training Application and see participants do battle on virtual courses ranging from the famous European slopes to the flat lands of

Indoor Climbing Calculation

2018-09-28T09:36:24+00:00June 8th, 2018|Latest News|

Here’s a rough rule of thumb …. 1. Note your Normalised power (NP) for the activity from the Power Agent download (if you don’t have NP then use average power ). 2. Note your energy consumption (E) in kJ 3. Calculate what your total mass (M) would be if you were riding (i.e. you+bike+kit+Camelbak etc) Climbing meters then = (F x E x 1000)/(9,81


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