July 16, 2013 - 6:59 pm
For all of our friends in the Northeast, or more specifically around Allentown, PA, our friends at ZUUUM Club Cycling are putting on a unique race that takes power meters to a whole new level on July 28th. With Peaks Coaching Group pioneer and power-based coaching expert Hunter Allen in attendance, it will be a great opportunity for participants to learn how training and racing with power can help performance achieve new heights. To make things even better, ZUUUM CC is offering to waive registration for the first 20 participants. See more info here: http://zuuumcc.com/race To learn more about ZUUUM CC and their services, check out their website here.
June 25, 2013 - 2:17 pm
The 100th edition of the Tour de France is right around the corner and we’re going all out with our first-ever Tour de France Contest. If you a) Like winning free stuff, b) like the Tour de France, and c) like us on Facebook (see what we did there?) then all you have to do is correctly predict the winner of the next day’s stage. If you’re the first person to post the winner of the stage you will win a sweet prize from Bike Werx! Here are the rules: You must “Like” us on Facebook (or already have done so); Post on our wall who you think will win the next stage after the previous stage is completed; PostRead the full story
June 18, 2013 - 9:06 am
In many parts of the country, June is the month when things really begin to heat up out on the roads and trails. Riding in hot conditions can sap your strength, motivation, and even slow your reflexes. Hydration and nutrition are absolutely critical to performing in the heat, however what you wear for sweltering rides is very important. Several apparel manufacturers, seeking any and all advantages for their top-tier professional riders, are realizing this and every season we see great advances in lightweight and breathable jerseys, bibshorts and base layers. When it comes to apparel, we at Bike Werx chose to stock what we believe are the absolute best clothing manufacturers in the industry: Castelli, Craft and Assos. Here’s aRead the full story
May 23, 2013 - 7:23 pm
When it comes to designing the highest-quality cycling apparel in the world, few can match what Switzerland-based Assos bring to cyclists around the world. Assos achieves its signature style first through function, offering real-world solutions to cyclists in changing conditions. The ALS Concept, a guide introduced to offer comfort in any and all conditions, provides year-round technical apparel that negates the need for bulky and obtrusive garments in cold conditions and uncomfortable synthetic pieces in the heat.
May 6, 2013 - 8:12 pm
The art of the paceline is a skill every road cyclist should strive to master. In many – if not most – situations from casual group rides to races, a group of cyclists can improve their efficiency and overall speed by working with one another smoothly and effectively. This is done by taking turns at the front of the group while the others utilize the draft and rotating through to rest and recover. By executing an effective paceline, the group can put in harder efforts and cover much greater distances with less energy. When you watch a breakaway halfway through a flat stage in whichever grand tour stage race is going on in Europe, you might notice how the groupRead the full story
November 9, 2012 - 6:27 pm
For the second year in a row, Bike Werx will be at the Gran Fondo Miami Expo with some serious deals on great bikes and gear. We had an absolute blast last year meeting everyone, hanging with former world-class pro cyclists, and a lot of happy cyclists walked away with some insane deals. We’re taking it a step further this year and bringing even more out for 2012. The Expo is located in front of Miami City Hall in Coconut Grove where the Gran Fondo ride officially ends. We’ll be there Saturday and Sunday so make sure you drop by and say hello while you check out some crazy deals. Look for complete racing bikes and framesets up toRead the full story
October 17, 2012 - 8:19 pm
When Cannondale brought their flat-bar road bike to the market, they distinguished it by offering top-of-the-line components that are usually reserved for expensive racing bikes. This 2010 version in small, for example, features an FSA BB30 SL-K crankset, carbon fiber TRP brake levers, Ultegra derailleurs, and even internal cable routing. The package comes together nicely as a capable, but comfortable road bike that is perfect for someone who is thinking about getting into riding but isn’t quite ready for drop bars just yet. Plus, the TRP V-Brakes not only allow clearance for full fenders (making foul-weather commuting a bit more enjoyable), but also for larger diameter tires. Flat bar cyclocross bike anyone? This little Cannondale can do it all.
October 12, 2012 - 6:35 pm
Maybe you’ve been riding for a year or two and ready to step up your game with a proper time trial bike. Maybe you’re a seasoned veteran who knows that fit and comfort are the real keys to a good aerodynamic position. Maybe you have big dreams and plans for crushing the bike legs of next years season, but are in the 99.9% of athletes who sponsor themselves. If any of those describe you and you find yourself ducking the occasional doorway, then check out this like-new Cannondale Slice TT/Tri bike. At 60cm, it’s perfect for the taller folks out there looking to dial in a comfortable but very aero position. With full carbon fiber, SRAM Force components (including RedRead the full story
October 11, 2012 - 12:55 am
The USADA released their report today detailing the exhaustive investigation into Lance Armstrong, the USPS & Discovery Channel Teams, and other key players in what is emerging as one of professional sports’ most intricate and deceptive doping rings. Regardless of how one may feel about Lance Armstrong and/or USADA, the admitting of doping from several once-revered American cyclists such as George Hincapie, Dave Zabriskie and Levi Leipheimer sent shockwaves through the country and will likely resonate for some time now. It’s an uncertain time to be a fan of pro cycling, and in our opinion, all we can hope for is a future that juniors and young hopefuls can face without being forced to make the decisions the previous generationsRead the full story
October 9, 2012 - 8:09 pm
That’s right, folks. After much uncertainty, tickets for the biggest CX race of the year will go on sale Thursday. It’s the first time the event will be held in the United States, and Louisville was selected as the host city. Although the Belgians have absolutely dominated all the Worlds races for as long as anyone can remember, Americans are hopeful that a home-field advantage might land one of our best on the podium. Race organizers have promised an “American-style course” (whatever that means) and if last year’s race in Koksijde, Belgium was any indication, there could be tens of thousands of fans rabidly cheering on the best of the best as they slug it out in February. The eventRead the full story