It’s that time of year when a lot of us are still riding indoors on smart trainers. Chuck Peña tests the Elite Suito smart trainer and Elite Rizer inclinometer to make his indoor riding a little more realistic by changing the incline and allowing steering input.
Toolbox: The combination of accurate power measurement and controlled smart trainers has taken indoor cycling training to new levels. Here we look at specific uses of power, duration, intensity and cadence to build and maintain solid base fitness levels.
The occasional or seasonal use of virtual cycling training apps like Zwift have increased in popularity in the last couple of years and as such, nutrition and hydration may need to be adapted accordingly. What's best to eat and drink through the day for indoor training?
RGT Cycling Review: RGT Cycling, the new virtual cycling platform, has announced that it is making all of its Premium features available for free to all indoor cyclists, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. So we had to put Chuck Peña back on his Xpedo home trainer to find out more.
This week's 'Readers' Rig' is a little bit different. Writer and poet, Robert Lee Kendrick's Specialized doesn't leave the house these days, but it still see's a lot of action on the home trainer. Robert's bike is maybe old, but has been armed with a Powertap hub and is a home trainer beater.
Nothing new under the sun? Don't you believe it when it comes to indoor training and as Ol' Man Winter extends his icy fingers over the Northern Hemisphere it is worth taking stock of the rapidly expanding inventory of indoor training aids designed to make the Tour de Basement bearable and even fun.