When it comes to becoming a faster climber or putting more power into your sprints, the work you do off the bike is just as important as the kilometres you put in. Kettlebell workouts are a great way to strength-train those glutes for when you’ll need to get out of the saddle. These three moves take only about five minutes each. While they focus on working your glutes, it’s also important to remember to keep your core engaged so you get the full effect.
Price: $90The right tights for: Women who like to battle the windBuy Now No one likes running into a headwind but these tights make it way more bearable. When I first wore these out on a windy gray morning I was skeptical if they were going to be able to keep me warm enough. They are not as thick as most winter weather tights, but to my surprise my legs stayed warm and cozy. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below A back zipper pocket for storing your keys.
I spend most of my time on bikes that are built for competition. So the first time I got on the Cento10NDR, an endurance bike with aero touches, it felt like I’d moved from a barstool to a sofa. This comfort begins in the seatstays, with the suspension system—a flexible elastomer joint attached by an aluminum link that gives the rear wheel 3 to 4mm of travel. Called Actiflex, the system absorbs shocks and enables you to glide over bumps.