Category: Bike Fit

Power vs Skillful Riding

Lessons from Riding in ColombiaThis was our third camp with the Colombia Cycling group this time starting from Bogota.  We have learned a lot about skillful riding from our previous trips which has helped our coaching and bike fitting. You can learn a lot by riding through some of the most beautiful and challenging roads […]

More than Gravel

Gravel bikes are a relatively new genre in bikes even though riding on dirt and gravel roads is not. Randonneuring has been around for over 100 years, the original bike races covered many miles of gravel roads because that is what they had. The original Clunkers would race down logging roads on flat bar bikes. […]

Size your Ride

Size your Ride! Bike Fit starts with your Torso We are getting outside and want to ride!  Bikes are super popular and people are thinking about their next new ride.  So, before you spend some cash, don’t you think you should figure out what bike is best for you?  You friend or spouse may have […]

Bike Fit Education

More Than a Bike Fit Every bike fit at TCR is a little different and that is why we have a great reputation for fitting bikes. The fit starts with a discussion about what you want your bike to be how you like your current bike, your history (injury, experience, fitness etc.). A quick movement […]

Footbeds For Cycling

Do Footbeds Help For Cycling? February 27, 2020 Answer: Immensely! Maximizing your speed is the outcome of your ability to produce power and most clients that participate in TCR programming have this as one of their top goals.  PRODUCE MORE WATTS! Ultimately there are many factors that contribute to an increase in power on the bike. Ensuring […]

To Ride a FACTOR

The perks of being a partner in a bike shop and training centre.  My Experience with the FACTOR O2 Road Bike. I still like to “walk the talk” when it comes to the products we sell and endorse.  I encourage our staff to know more than the “info card” and inform clients of how a […]

Gluteal Activation

How to get “more oomph” into each pedal stroke   If you have been to any of our indoor cycling classes, you will hear a common phrase that all of our coaches say “engage your glutes!”    Why the gluteals?  They are the largest muscle group in the body and when engaged properly can either […]

Bike Fit. The importance of experimentation

The Importance of Bike Experimentation Protect Your Investment:“One Size does NOT Fit All”- Size First, Buy Second! A purchase of a new bike is an investment that is best done with guidance from experts advising you on components, accessories, features and benefits.  However, if your new bike doesn’t fit you won’t enjoy it and then it […]