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Triathlon Bike Training

Triathlon bike training can be a lot of fun if done the right way. However, it is also a difficult process that should not be taken lightly. In this section you'll find articles about the different ways of triathlon bike training.

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How Pedaling Technique Works

Cyclists are only as good as their pedaling, so what's the best pedaling technique for both power and speed? And does the type of pedal you use really make that much difference?


How Bicycle Rollers Work

Whether you're a professional athlete, recreational cyclist or kid on a bike, no one likes riding a bicycle in rain, snow or blistering heat. Stationary bikes don't help with training, so what can you do to keep your cycling skills sharp indoors? See more »

How Cycling Cadence Works

Cyclists know more than anyone the importance of efficiency. They strive to make their bike an extension of their own body -- and focusing on cadence, or the speed at which you pedal, is an important factor in performance. See more »

How Cycling in the Rain Works

If you're an avid biker, chances are you're going to get caught in the rain a couple of times. Despite getting wet and muddy, some cyclists actually like the exhilaration of getting caught in the rain -- but the extra challenges involved call for even more caution. See more »

How is mashing different from spinning?

You know the expression "it's like riding a bike?" It means once you've learned how to do something, it's hard to ever forget. Unfortunately, the same goes for bad cycling habits. What's mashing, and why do training coaches frown upon it? See more »

How Pedaling Technique Works

Cyclists are only as good as their pedaling, so what's the best pedaling technique for both power and speed? And does the type of pedal you use really make that much difference? See more »

How to Group Cycle Like a Pro

You've probably seen them on the road -- packs of cyclists speeding past as you sit in traffic. They're astonishingly close together, they're dressed in tight-fitting regalia, and they're usually accompanied by choruses of ringing bells. See more »

How to Improve Bike Hill Climbing

While we're not all genetically predisposed for greatness on hill climbs, they are a fact of life for cyclists everywhere. So how can you improve your hill climbing skills? Do you need strength, agility or both? See more »

How to Improve Pedaling Efficiency

Slow and steady might win the race, but speed and endurance are the perfect teammates in the world of competitive cycling. By learning to pedal more efficiently, you'll get the most out of each rotation. See more »

Should I stand or sit when riding uphill?

You're out for a nice bike ride when a challenging hill appears on the horizon. Some say it's easier to stand and power up the incline; others contend you're better off to stay seated and maintain a constant rhythm. Which strategy is best for you? See more »

What is pedal float?

In the world of cycling, not everyone agrees on pedal float. Some want more of it; others prefer less. What is it? We're not talking about tiptoeing through the tulips. See more »