Any rider knows the extra effort it takes to ride against a headwind. Even on a flat road, it sometimes feels like climbing a hill. And let’s admit it: who has not enjoyed a little speed boost from a nice tailwind? When it comes to calculating an accurate power output, PowerEdge has long recognized the need to […]
Mechanical cycling power meters are delicate devices that perform hundreds of measurements every minute, in the very noisy environment of a bike pounded continuously by an aggresive rider, the wind, and the bumps of the road. It is remarkable that, with all these complications, the manufacturers of mechanical power meters report accuracies as good as 1-3%. Independent tests reported in […]
Since Greg LeMond used them in the 1989 Tour de France to secure an 8 second overall win over Laurent Fignon at the final time trial, aerobars have become a staple of time trials and triathlons for both pros and amateurs. Using aerobars allows you to ride tucked in, reducing the surface area that you expose against the wind, and […]
When using the PowerEdge power meter app, it is easy to create profiles for different users who will be using the same device and for multiple bicycles for the same user. For example, if you will be using your power meter on your road bike and your time trial bike, you may create two profiles […]
“Threshold power?” you say. “What is that?” Well, it is nothing mysterious, but it is something that is ultra useful for training. That is the highest power or effort that you can sustain for a prolonged period of time, such as 30 minutes.