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The Other “F” Word: A Lesson in Failure.

By: Jenny Burden, Saris Brand Ambassador and Competitive Mountain Biker

Failure happens - it's what you do with it that matters.

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Know No Bounds

Looking toward the next 100 years - and we're going by bike.

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Dirt Report: DK200

George and his dad won entries to DK200, and the experience did not disappoint.

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Training the Next Generation of Cyclists

For the Founders of the Gateway Devo Cycling Team, athlete development is about so much more than the sport of cycling

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Spoiler Alert! The Bones EX Fits More Cars than Ever Before

A New Take on a Classic Trunk Rack

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Haul It All: the Saris SuperClamp EX 2-Bike + Cargo

The popular SuperClamp family of hitch racks welcomes a new cargo-compatible addition.

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Customize Your Ride: the Saris MTR

A fresh take on the modular hitch rack.

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Transform Your Indoor Workout into A Real Ride with Rouvy

Our friends at Rouvy share how to make the most of your time indoors with their training application.

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10 Training Mistakes You Are Probably Making

From nutrition to rest to bike fit, Lindsay Goldman shares wisdom from life as a pro-athlete.

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May the Best Exerciser Win: Tips for Virtual Racing

Pro-cyclist, Lindsay Goldman, shares her pointers from the inaugural Zwift KISS Super League race.

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Support Crew: Who We’re Backing this Year

We’re excited to be sponsoring the following teams and advocacy organizations.

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To Ride or Not to Ride: Handling Lack of Motivation

By: Lindsay Goldman, professional cyclist for Hagens Berman | Supermint. 


Lindsay Goldman, pro-cyclist, on what to do when ambition wanes.

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Meet your 2019 Saris Brand Ambassadors!

Find out if there’s one near you.

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Nobody Promised It Would Be Fun

But the payoff is worth the pain.

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How to Make the Most of Indoor Training

By: Lindsay Goldman, professional cyclist for Hagens Berman | Supermint. 

Pro-cyclist, Lindsay Goldman, interviews her coach for tips on how to maximize trainer miles.

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11 Reasons to Ride a Bike Trainer (That Do Not Include Snow)

Pro-cyclist, Lindsay Goldman, shares why she opts for time on the trainer.

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Why Made in the USA is Good for our Products

As part of our Made in the USA blog series, we are exploring why manufacturing in the United States is good for our products.

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2 Common Cycling Nutrition Myths Debunked

Dietitian and performance coach, Bob Seebohar, digs deeper into two common conceptions of cycling nutrition.

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The Best of Virtual Training Apps

Sometimes it's difficult to find the motivation to hop on the trainer. Luckily, technology has figured out how to make riding indoors fun, intelligent, and focused.

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Bike Trainer Workouts with Global Cycling Network

These sessions are sure to keep you fit all winter long.

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Cleaning and Maintaining Your Bike Rack – Saris Pro Tips

Most of us give little thought to putting our bikes on our bike racks, but your rack will work better and longer when you commit to giving it periodic love and attention.

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Help...I’m Stuck. My FTP Won’t Go Up!

Coach Gordy Paulson lays out some tips to try when your FTP seems stuck in a rut.

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Day-to-Day Fueling for Training and Energy Management

Perform well in endurance sports and life with nutrition and daily energy management advice from Coach Matt Dixon.

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Weight Training for Cyclocross

Get ready for the demands of ‘cross with these strength training exercises.

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Destination – The Enduro World Series: A Reflection

In the final installment of the series, Cindy Abbott looks back at her podium at Enduro Nationals.

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Meet the Next Generation of Smart Trainers: H2 & M2

Two new trainers join the CycleOps evolution of smart trainers.

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5 Activities That Will Get Your Whole Family Outside This Fall

Stay connected to nature with these family-friendly outdoor activities.

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Building the Second Half of the Endurance Season

Elite coach, Matt Dixon, weighs in on how to thrive – and not fatigue – in the back half of the race calendar.

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Power-to-Weight Ratio: What’s Watts per Kilogram All About?

Learn all about this key power training metric from powerhouse coach and expert, Hunter Allen.

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Have Bike, Will Travel: Logistical Tips for Bicycle Transport

Advice from experienced bicycle explorers on how to travel with your bike.

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Epilogue: An Update on How Everything Turned Out

Pro cyclist Lindsay Goldman reflects on her post-pregnancy journey thus far.

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Data Debate: Why You Need These Numbers Displayed on Your Head Unit

Cycling coach and engineer, Casey Lamers, weighs in on which data to display on your cycling computer.

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10 Months on 10 Wheels: Life on the Road with Jacki and Eric

Two triathletes hit the highway with their trainers in pursuit of the open road and good racing.

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How to Get Started with a New Power Meter

You bought a power meter, and you're ready to start riding - but now what? Coach Jim Lubinski weighs in.

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RAGBRAI Bound: A Brand Advocate Prepares to Ride Across Iowa

Catch up with Brand Advocate, Mike Bauler, along Iowa’s most famous bike ride and you might be in for a surprise.

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Training with Power Principles: Are there "NO-GO" Zones?

Expert power training coach, Hunter Allen, weighs in on “no-go” power zones.

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Family Ties: How American Made is Good for Our People

We’re celebrating American pride the entire month of July, thanks to a little help from our employees, advocates and retailers.

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Four Pillars for Time-Starved Athletes: Recovery

Coach Matt Dixon focuses on the importance of recovery in this final series installment for athletes seeking a sport/life balance.

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From Triathlon to Cycling: A Pro’s Journey from One Sport to the Other

Pro-triathlete turned pro-cyclist, Jen Luebke, on what it’s like to switch sports and offers up tips that helped her make the change.

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Why Ride with a Smart Trainer: Insights from Brand Advocates

Takeaways from our brand advocates from their first season of riding with a smart trainer.

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Four Pillars for Time-Starved Athletes: Strength Training

In part three of this four-part series, elite endurance coach Matt Dixon discusses the role of strength within a larger endurance training lens.

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Next Level Riding: Why Train with a PowerTap Power Meter

If you’re considering riding with a new power meter, this is why you should consider PowerTap.

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Tricks to Help You Hit Race Weight

Dietitian and performance coach, Bob Seebohar, examines some new nutritional concepts for training and racing.

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Destination – The Enduro World Series: The Struggle is Real

In part two of this series, Cindy chronicles the trials of being a female pro-enduro racer – plus, a look back at her inaugural race at Sea Otter.

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More than Bike Month: the Madison Bike Advocacy Summer Guide

A calendar of bike-lovin’ events around Madison this summer.

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Four Pillars for Time-Starved Athletes: Critical Elements of Fueling, Nutrition and Hydration

In part two of this four-part series, elite endurance coach Matt Dixon addresses key elements in fueling for sports performance and daily energy in work and life.

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Celebrating Earth: How Made in America is Good for the Planet

This Earth Day we’re taking a closer look at the sustainability benefits of American manufacturing.

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Destination - the Enduro World Series: Meet Cindy

In this multi-part series we’ll follow pro-rider Cindy on her journey to the 2018 Enduro World Series.

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Is a Power Meter Right For Me?

Insights from Master Coach, Tim Cusick, on how to decide if you should train with a power meter.

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Meet Your 2018 Saris Brand Advocates!

Find out if there’s one in your neighborhood.

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Indoor Bike Trainer Workout: FTP Booster in Zwift

Prepare for the season with this 52-minute FTP-boosting trainer session.

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Four Pillars for Time-Starved Athletes: Concepts for Endurance Training Planning

In this four-part series, elite endurance coach Matt Dixon weighs in how to map your training.

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How To Buy A New Bike Rack for Your Car

Five steps to help you find a new car rack for you and your family of bikes.

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Making of a Smart Trainer: Machining the Hammer’s Casting

An insider’s look at how the casting for the Hammer smart trainer is made here in Madison.

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Practical Strength Training for Cyclists

Forget reps and sets - train key cycling muscles by performing these movements for time.

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Discover Mississippi at These 3 Campgrounds

A spotlight on the Magnolia State’s great outdoors.

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7 Fat Bike Getaways: Where to Ride this Winter

Winter riding recommendations from our community of cyclists.

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Show Us Your Battle Station

Share a photo of your training setup for a chance to win.

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Base Training Diary: One Cycling Training Camp by the Numbers

Coach Tim Cusick dives into the data of our Product Manager at a recent base training camp.

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What Bike Rack Fits My Car: The Making of the Saris Fit Guide

Our in-house bike rack fitter and test engineer, Todd, shows you the ropes.

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How to Get Ready for A Winter of Bike Trainer Work

From adjusting power to bike position, coach Matt Dixon discusses how to get ready for indoor training.

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Reflecting on the Journey

An excerpt from Fast-Track Triathlete, a new book by endurance coach Matt Dixon.

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5 Reasons To Choose a Smart Trainer Over a Basic Indoor Trainer

Find out what makes smart bike trainers the choice of the future.

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Winter Training: The Season of "Trainer-tainment"

Why racing all winter long may not be as beneficial as you think.

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Yoga for Cyclists: A 40-Minute Sequence for All Levels

Get the fundamentals to help integrate yoga alongside your bike training.

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We Believe In The Power of the Bicycle: World Bicycle Relief + Saris

Join us in our support for World Bicycle Relief.

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How to Turn a CycleOps Yellow Bike Trainer into a Zwift-Ready Machine

Unlock a new way to train on a yellow bike trainer with Zwift.

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Saris Holiday Gift Guide

Employees and advocates share their gift choices for this holiday season.

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The Glide: An Innovative Bike Rack Introduced in a New Way

This trail blazing hitch rack makes its debut on an unique stage: Kickstarter.

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Road Diaries: 2 Weeks with the SuperClamp EX Hitch Rack

An up-close and personal look at testing a new bike rack.

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This Fall’s Top Rated Southern State Campsites

Insights on where to pitch your tent this autumn.

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Road to Kona: How Your Bike Trainer Can Help Get You There

Insights from elite triathlete coach, Matt Dixon, of purplepatch Fitness.

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3 Reasons a Car is a Cyclist's Best Friend

Your car will take you and your bike where you want to go.

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Project Hero: Saris Gives Back to Those Who Gave Their All

A picnic for those on the Project Hero Great Lakes Challenge Ride.

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Cyclocross with a CrossFit Twist

The 2017 CrossFit Games welcomed a new sport into its programming.

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5 Campsites in the South Perfect for Cyclists

Trails, tents and swimming holes. What more could you ask for?

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7 Reasons Why Power and Heart Rate Data Aren’t Mutually Exclusive

Coach Gordy Paulson weighs in on the watts vs. heart rate debate.

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Which Car Rack is Best for My Bike?

A guide to find the best bike rack for your two-wheeled ride.

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A Transformative Solution

Using CycleOps’ Hammer smart trainer and Zwift as a solution to Seattle’s dreary winters.

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3 Packing Tips for a Cycling + Camping Trip

What you need for a weekend bike-cation.

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The Mid-Summer Slump

Coach Hunter Allen weighs on two common causes and solutions for the dreaded mid-season slump.

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Dealing with Heat Stress

Dr. Stephen Cheung shares Chapter 11 from "The Ultimate Nexus of Knowledge and Performance."

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4 New Outdoor Activities for your Family this 4th of July

Explore America’s great outdoors in a new way this holiday weekend.

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Pro-Worthy Workout: 8 x 10 with Laura Siddall

This workout helps to develop different tools required to manage the terrain and physical resources on race day.

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Summer Bike Routes: 7 Epic Rides Across the USA

How to explore America’s great outdoors on two-wheels.

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3 Reasons Indoor Training is No Longer Boring

Indoor training has had a reputation it just couldn’t shake – until now.

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Morning Warnings

Coach Joe Friel discusses some early signs of overtraining.

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#bratcakes: A New Record for 2017

A #bratcakes event for the history books.

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Exciting Updates to the Freedom Family of Platform Hitch Racks

The SuperClamp and Freedom Family (2- and 4-Bike Models) are Better Than Ever

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5 Tips to Maximize Your Miles this Summer

How to make the most of every mile on your bike this summer.

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Best Mountain Bike Towns With Even Better Camping

Camping + Biking = The best weekend ever.

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What Bike Rack FIts My Car: Most Popular Vehicles From 2016

Did you buy a new car in 2016? Let’s find the perfect bike rack for your new wheels.

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Bike Your Brat to Work Day: The Madison Tradition Continues

Bike through the brat-thru and your first brat is free, on us!

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Smart Trainer Calibration: Hot and Cold

The heart of power accuracy lay in calibration.

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Beyond Strava: 3 Other Apps to Use on Your Rides this Season

Shining the spotlight on other great cycling apps.

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Saris Joins Bike to Work Month Celebrations

Focuses on Advocacy Efforts at Local, State and National Level

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Brat Fest Memorial Ride: Miles for Cause

Announcing the inaugural Brat Fest Memorial Ride.

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Why You Should Ride Your Bike in the Country this Spring

Drive somewhere new and bring your bike along for the ride.

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Why Train with a Bike Trainer: 4 Golden Rules of Indoor Riding

Coach Matt Dixon discusses the value of riding on an indoor bike trainer versus riding outside.

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Spring in the Saddle: Taking Winter Training to the Streets

Tips to help you transition to the great outdoors.

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Exploring the Relationship Between Sleep and Athletic Performance

Quality sleep can help bring your cycling and triathlon performance to the next level.

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Cycling Nutrition for Beginners

Coach and dietitian Bob Seebohar helps breakdown the important aspects of daily and sport nutrition.

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SUPERBones: A Trunk Rack As Functional As it is Aesthetic

The ultimate trunk rack wins prestigious design award.

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You've Decided to Buy a Bike Trainer. Now What?

How to find the right training set-up for you and your goals.

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How to Build a Strong Foundation for the Season Ahead

Maximize your time for a successful season ahead with the help of purplepatch Fitness coach and founder, Matt Dixon.

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Benefits of Repeated Performance Testing

The why, when and how of performance testing as laid out by CTS Coach, Jim Rutberg.

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Car Rack Care: 6 Ways to Help Your Bike Rack Survive Winter

Tips to help your bike rack stay in tip-top shape all winter long.

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Our Commitment to Quality

What it takes to build best-in-class bike trainers in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Indoor vs Outdoor Cycling: Energy Expenditure

Coach Bob Seebohar highlights the nutritional differences between riding indoors and out.

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5 Steps to Setting and Keeping New Year's Resolutions

Coach Bob Seebohar weighs in on how to boost resolution success in the New Year.

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How to Choose the Right Power Meter for You

Things to consider before making your purchase.

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Indoor Bike Trainer Workout: Sprint Intervals

This 30-min workout focuses on speed.

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American Proud: More than Manufacturing

Acting Locally, Thinking Globally

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Indoor Bike Trainer Workout: Climbing Intervals

Prepare for next season’s ascents with this climbing-specific bike trainer workout.

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What Type of Indoor Bike Storage is Best for Me?

Find the bicycle storage that matches your personality.

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Indoor Bike Trainer Workout: VO2 Max

Tackle 3 intervals in 30-mins and test your VO2 max.

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Italian Rice Balls, Feed Zone Table Style

Including a recipe for homemade red pepper oil.

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Shred School: High School Mountain Bike Leagues

One coach shares what it’s like to be part of the high school MTB movement.

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Indoor Bike Trainer Workout: FTP Test

Monitor your training and improvements with this 30-minute workout.

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Indoor Bike Trainer Workouts: Race Winning

This 30-minute session focuses on high end power.

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How to Get Ready For Cyclocross

Cross is coming. Here’s how to prepare for this favorite fall sport.

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These Waffles Are Bananas

Kiss pre-packaged waffles good-bye.

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5 Indicators that it's Time for a New Bike Rack

A look at some common life changes that may warrant a new bike rack for your car.

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5 Reasons to Get a Bike Trainer this Fall

Why fall is the best time to make sure you’ve got everything you need.

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Saris Mythbusters: Plastic

Science helps explain the strength of our bike racks.

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CycleOps Introduces the Magnus to Smart Trainer Line

A More Affordable Way to Train with Controlled Resistance

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Eggplant & Onion Fried Wild Rice from Feed Zone Table

The sky’s the limit with this incredibly customizable meal.

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Pre-Race Preparation for Body & Mind

Because success is 80% mental, 20% physical.

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A Tale of One Family’s Love of Bicycling

What’s in a name, really?

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What Car Rack is Best for Electric Bikes?

A question asked so frequently, we turned it into a blog post.

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Biju's Belgian Waffles

Take your waffles to go with this recipe from Feed Zone Portables.

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The 5th Honor Ride Madison, By the Numbers

A look back at this year’s Honor Ride Madison.

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Saris – Proudly Made in the USA

It all boils down to one thing: a passionate, long-held commitment to American manufacturing.

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Chicken Pad Thai

A favorite for lunch at the Skratch Labs HQ, this recipe from Feed Zone Table is sure to please.

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Bike Rack Care & Maintenance: 6 Ways to Keep Your Car Rack Happy

Ways to ensure your bike rack is as ready for summer riding as your bike.

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What's the Women’s Bike Mechanic Scholarship All About?

From brake bleeding to basic maintenance, a local scholarship winner shares her experience at UBI’s workshop in Oregon.

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The Scoop on Getting Ready for Gravel Races

Including this weekend’s Dirty Kanza 200.

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#bratcakes Return to Madison

They're baaaaaack!

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SuperClamp Gets Even More Super

With every new product, we strive to hit the sweet spot where it performs better than intended. The SuperClamp is one of those examples.

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Bike Your Brat to Work Day = #BYBTWD

If you bike to the kick-off event of Brat Fest, we’ll buy you up to 6 brats.

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9 Ways to Prepare for a Gravel Grinder Bike Race

From bikes to clothing to transport, these pointers will ensure you're ready for ride on gravel.

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Sweet Rice Porridge

Turn that leftover rice into a tasty pre-ride breakfast.

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Almond Cornbread Recipe from Feed Zone Table

Chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim are back in the kitchen with their new cookbook, Feed Zone Table.

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CycleOps Unveils 5th Generation of Smart Trainer

Adds the Hammer Direct Drive to Product Line

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The Benefits of Biking to School

Exercise, bonding, a sense of freedom – the list goes on and on.

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Celebrating National Bike Month

A look at how we observe the best month of the year.

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Almond Cornbread with Grilled Stone Fruit

Breakfast, side dish or dessert – whatever you're craving this dish from Feed Zone Table has you covered.

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The Evolution of CycleOps

A look at the past, present and future of indoor bike training.

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SUPERBones Released into the Wild

Our product manager describes the final step in product development and what it means when we say "made for cyclists, by cyclists."

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Warm-Up like the Trek-Segafredo Pros

Prepare for your next event like the riders in the pro-peloton.

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Madison Honor Ride: Biking for Healing Heroes

Join us Saturday, May 21st for the 5th Annual Madison Honor Ride.

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We're Moving!

Into our new 18,375 square foot expansion.

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The Great Rack Upgrade Comes to Sea Otter Classic

Trade-in your used bike rack at this year’s Sea Otter Classic in Salinas, CA.

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Chocolate + Sea Salt Sticky Bites

Substitute your gelled nutrition with these bites from Skratch Labs.

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Train Low, Compete High. What’s the Correct Nutrition Plan for a Cyclist?

Dietitian Bob Seebohar takes a closer look at a study examining carbs and time-trials.

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More Than Style: The Beauty of Proper Bike Rack Installation

Happy Bike, Happy Life. Let us help you find the right fit for your vehicle.

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All About The Climbing Riser Block

The training possibilities are endless with this accessory.

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Chocolate Cinnamon Chia Pudding

A protein-packed snack from dietician to the Olympians, Bob Seebohar.

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The Importance of Weight Training & Cross Training in the Off-Season

Tips to help emerge from the off-season as a stronger cyclist.

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Preparing for Spring

Emerge from winter stronger than ever with these tips and workouts from USA cycling coach, Casey Lamers.

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Tackle the Elements

A series of tongue-in-cheek training videos.

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Trainer-tainment: Visual Stimuli

Sports, TV and movie recommendations from cyclists just like you. Take a look.

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From Chris' Garage

There's no one better equipped to talk about our most innovative products than our owner, Chris Fortune.

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Mac 'N' Cheese Bolognese

Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim are back in the kitchen with a new cookbook, Feed Zone Table.

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How to Prepare for a Fat Tire Bike Race

Tips for those brave enough to face winter race conditions on their fat bikes.

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Saris Home Storage Given 2015 Good Design Award

As awarded by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.

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Yoga for Cyclists

All-around yogi guy here at CycleOps leads a 14 minute session aimed at those tight, cycling muscles.

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Indoor Trainer Workouts: 30 Min Session

Prepare to sweat with this short indoor bike trainer session.

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Where Art Meets Advocacy

The National Winner of the 2015 Poster Contest is...

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Presenting the 2016 National Poster Contest Winner

We're excited to announce that Caleb of Somerville, Massachusetts, is the 2015 National Poster Contest Winner!

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Indoor Bike Training Workouts with BikeRadar

These bike trainer workouts are sure keep you warm this winter.

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Trainer-tainment: Motivational Music

An indoor training playlist put together by riders just like you. Listen in.

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Focusing on the Future of Youth Cycling

Juniors cycling coach, Michael Lovegren, weighs in on how power training can help create the next wave of pro riders.

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#LongForTheRide September Winner

Dave's commitment to riding and community won the New Brunswick Bike Exchange $1,000. Read his story.

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Halloween Costumes for the Bike Lover in Us

Trick-or-treat with your favorite ride this Halloween.

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Top 5 Cyclocross Training Mistakes

Carmichael Training Systems coach, Jim Lehman, gives some tips on how to dominate your cyclocross season.

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All Torque and No Action

Coach Adnan focuses on the key to cycling efficiency: cadence.

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Why Tire Pressure Matters for Riding Inside

It doesn’t matter if you're riding outside or in, tire pressure can make a big impact on your ride.

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#LongForTheRide August Winner

Leave no one behind, that’s Camille’s motto. Her passion for cycling just earned Bike Hutto $1,000. Read on for her story.

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Bike Trainer vs. Rollers: What’s the Difference?

If you want to ride your bike indoors, there are two basic options: a bike trainer or rollers. Read on to learn the difference.

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How to be a Mountain Bike Mom (or Dad)

This isn't your usual back-to-school shopping list.

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School's In, But What Does That Mean for My Workout Routine?

Three ways riding inside can help with the work-school-life-exercise balance.

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#LongForTheRide July Winner

Seven years ago Ken Ballard of Aubrey, Texas, wouldn't have called himself much of a cyclist. Now he’s an active advocate for the sport. Read on for his story.

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Indoor vs. Outdoor Cycling: Hydration Strategies

If you are planning on spending some time on the bike trainer indoors, remember it should come with a bit of a paradigm shift in your approach to nutrition. Dietitian and coach, Bob Seebohar, explains.

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Bike Trainers, Training Software and CycleOps Compatibility

Every rider has their preference on how to best ride inside, especially when it comes to training software and bike trainer of choice. Find which combination works best for you.

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The Many Colors of the Saris Bones: Pink

Helping support cancer research one pink Bones rack at a time.

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#LongForTheRide June Winner

This month's winner hails from our hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. You cannot attend a bike-related event in this town without running into Peter. His enthusiasm for all things cycling is down right contagious.

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What Bike Rack Fits My Car: Most Popular Vehicles from 2014

These 10 vehicles account for one out of every four new vehicles sold. We want to help you find the perfect fit for these popular cars.

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Train with Power for an Ironman Finish

Training with power will help you train smarter on the bike by carefully monitoring your body's performance and stress over time. Read on to find out how to apply that training on your Ironman race day.

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CycleOps Gets Interactive at Wisconsin Historical Museum

Wisconsin has a proud and long history with the bicycle and the Shifting Gears exhibit showcases just that.

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Axis Aluminum: Not Lighter than Air, But Pretty Darn Close

So, how light is the Axis Aluminum? Read on to find out.

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The Many Colors of the Saris Bones: Orange

One orange bones rack = $15 for Bike MS.

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5 Rides to Do with Your Dad

Father's Day is the perfect time of year to spend time with your family on two wheels.

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#LongForTheRide May Winner

The second monthly winner for the #LongForTheRide campaign celebrates youth cycling with Kinetic Loop Training Systems Junior Cycling Foundation.

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You Can Help Make Our Bike Racks Great

Once the products have passed our rigorous standards in the laboratory tests and the theoretical analysis, the last step in our development process is to conduct a user test. And we're looking for some new user testers to help us make our car racks the best they can be. Find out more.

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Almanzo 100: Lessons from Two Years of Gravel Racing

This year Brad vowed to actually rely on the sophisticated electronics and his analytical brain for a strong finish.

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The Secrets to a Successful Pre-Race Trainer Warm-Up

A pre-race warm-up is one of the most important things you can do, but what is the best way to do it?

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Bratcakes: A Madison Tradition

Some dream of sugarplums and candy. Three years ago we had a different kind of vision, a vision of the most incredible, perfect union that could not be resisted. Yes, we’re talking about the bratcake.

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Youth Cycling Changes Lives: Daniel's Story

Daniel had no idea just how profoundly bicycles would change his life. How could he? He was only 11 years old.

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Ride on Chicago Crew Drops by Madison

What do bicycle advocacy, a bratcake and professional cyclist Tim Johnson have in common? They'll all be a part of the Ride On Chicago Madison Departure.

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How to Find the Best Type of Bike Rack for Your Car

We've developed this guide to help you find the right rack for you, your bike and your lifestyle.

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Bike Your Brat to Work Day: You Bike, We Buy

Madisonians have risen early to buy an AM bratwurst or two (or twelve) for over a decade at the World’s Largest Brat Fest kick-off event: Take Your Brat to Work Day.

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#LongForTheRide April Winner

The first monthly winner of the #LongForTheRide campaign celebrates the freedom of the bicycle and the Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition in Bellingham, Washington.

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How Saris Cycling Group Does National Bike Month

Each year cyclists ditch their car from May 1 – 31st. Here’s what we're doing in May to make the best of this awesome, bike-centric month.

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TÜV GS Certification: What is it?

Saris Test Engineer, Todd, explains the importance of the TÜV GS certification.

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The Many Colors of the Saris Bones: Red

Here at Saris we believe strongly in the power of the bicycle, and no one understands that better than World Bicycle Relief.

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6 Ways Your Trainer Can Make Life Easier

Inspired by people using a CycleOps indoor bike trainer to make their lives a little easier, we put together six things we've learned from their stories.

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Saris Makes Appearance at Wisconsin Historical Society

We’re proud to be headquartered in a state with a rich cycling history and are honored to be part of the story.

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Ride 2 Recovery: Saving Lives by Restoring Hope and Purpose

Join us at Saris for the Honor Ride Madison on Saturday, June 20th, to honor our healing heroes.

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What Saris Car Rack Fits Your Personality?

The connection between a person’s personality and their car has existed since the invention of the car. Just as your car says a lot about you, so does the rack you choose to put on your car. 

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Share the Saris Rack Love and Send us a Review!

Review your favorite car rack or bike storage solution and we'll send you a pair of Saris socks!

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Power 201

Advance your power training knowledge with this in-depth overview.

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Power 101

Whether you're new to power training or just looking for a refresher, we've got you covered with this introduction to power.

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40 Years of Innovation, One SUPERBones

Recently we've taken a breath to acknowledge that our position is due to the strong grounding and years of investment and innovation that have come out of these walls for the past forty years.

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CycleOps Science: Resistance Curves

This week we're taking a closer look at resistance curves and what makes ours so special.

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Tested. Tundra. Tough.

Home to Lambeau Field (aka: The Frozen Tundra) the state of Wisconsin is known for its harsh winters. The upside? A unique, real-time test environment.

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CycleOps Science: Flywheels

Ever wonder how our CycleOps indoor bike trainers work? What makes them unique over other brands like Kurt Kinetic, Tacx or Wahoo Fitness? Easy. It all comes down to science.

And this week we're taking a closer look at flywheels.

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Five Ways to Achieve Your Goals in 2015

Expert Bob Seebohar lays out five tips will help you achieve great success in 2015.

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CycleOps Science: Resistance vs Inertia

Ever wonder how our CycleOps indoor bike trainers work? What makes them unique over other brands like Kurt Kinetic, Tacx or Wahoo Fitness? Easy. It all comes down to science.

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Measuring Human Performance in the Classroom

One 300 Pro Indoor Cycle has found a home in a Biology classroom in Berlin, Wisconsin.

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High-Intensity Interval Training and the Aging Athlete

For athletes who have been in their sports for a long time, as in several decades, performance declines as they move north of 50 years of age. The research tells us that there are two reasons for this.

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Workout Wars: Indoor vs. Outdoor Training

A recent article by Outside Magazine suggests that riding inside may be the best way to train. We think so, too.

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The Importance of Good, Basic Habits

PurplePatch Fitness coach, Matt Dixon, discusses how critical good habits are to athlete success.

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10 Winter Fat Bike Gear Must-Haves

Winter roared back into Madison last week with snow, wind chills worthy of warnings, and near-record low temps. And yet, our winter commuters continued to arrive by bike. So we decided to ask our Saris fat bike enthusiasts what gear they recommended for a fun-filled, tundra-exploring adventure.

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Bones Rack Receives Design Trademark

We always knew there was something special about the Bones®. Its iconic design has become synonymous with "bike rack" and since its introduction to the market in 1966, we've produced and sold over 1 million.

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Indoor Training Session with Pro Triathlete Sarah Piampiano

One of my favorite sessions right now is my Friday morning trainer session, which focuses on neuromuscular firing. 

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Saris Cycling Group's Holiday Schedule

'Twas the day before Holiday vacation, when all through SCG,

Employees left the old farmhouse, and headed home with glee.

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Spotlight on the SuperClamp 2-Bike

It's common for us to receive emails from customers, dealers or reps with various types of product feedback. And with that comes a handful that stand out among the rest, and we wanted to share one of them with you today.

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Nutrition Periodization for the Holidays

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way...to the fridge! The holidays are here and with that comes another article about nutrition for the holidays. But this isn't your typical article telling you to avoid this and that. I want to introduce you to the concept of Nutrition Periodization and how it relates to this time of the year for cyclists.

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Free Your Bike and Your Soul Will Follow

As I write this post, the snow is quietly falling in our hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. Thanksgiving was last week, and will quickly be followed by Christmas and a plethora of holidays.

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Nutrition Periodization for the Holidays

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way...to the fridge! The holidays are here and with that comes another article about nutrition for the holidays.

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Tunes for the Trainer: An Ironman 70.3 trainer workout

It's coming to that time of year when athletes living in cooler climates tend to become very well acquainted with their indoor trainers — and even those of us lucky enough to live in the sunshine hit the trainer more often for off season strength workouts.

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#MyCycleOpsStudio Contest

What's your dream cycling studio? Let us help you create yours. With #MyCycleOpsStudio we want you get the most out of your cycling experience. Because we believe that if you've got the right equipment — any goal is possible.

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A True Saris Ghost Story

This past summer, Saris celebrated its 40th year of existence. Like all companies, we have our own inside stories, or lore. These are the stories that give our company its personality, it charisma, its spirit. In honor of Halloween, we want to share one from the archives. This is a real live ghost story...

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Supplement Review: Beta-Alanine

Looking to improve your functional threshold power? How about edging out your competition at the finish line sprint or attacking on the run up of a cyclocross race? All of these require specific training in certain power zones but this type of training is hard. Enter nutrition science and the supplement beta-alanine.

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An Innovative Partnership Helps Seattleites (and Their Bikes) Get Around

Last week we launched a partnership with Uber Seattle called UberPEDAL, where customers can select an Uber car equipped with a Saris bike rack

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Finding Your Balance by Cyclist Megan Hottman

I'm a lawyer. My profession — generally speaking — prides itself on the 80-hour workweek or the mega-billable hour year.

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Recipe: Nutty Butter Bars

Looking for a homemade recovery bar that tastes fantastic? Try this delicious recipe by Sport Dietitian Bob Seebohar.

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#BikeAsArt Photo Contest

Our #BikeAsArt photo contest has ended but the movement continues. The photos we received showed dedication toward the bike, its beauty and the beauty the bike brings to its surroundings.

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Pro Tip: Dealing With The Heat by Chris McDonald

As most of us are likely training year round and do not have the ability to escape the summer heat, we all recognize that it is harder to train when it is HOT!

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#BikeAsArt

We are giving away six pieces of our designer bike furniture to people who enter the #BikeAsArt Photo Contest.

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6 Prize-winning routes worth riding

From Virginia to the Tour de France, these winning routes took us all over the world. Each route proved to be the best-of-the-best during the week it was submitted during our Route Creation Contest and we think they’re worth queuing up in your riding schedule.

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How to use power as a race recovery tool

Most people purchase a PowerTap to help them reach new levels in their training. It is an amazing tool for that. Just like pacing on the track, or stroke rate in the pool, it can be a wonderful way to monitor progress and push you to reach higher thresholds. Similarly, power can also help you maximize what your body can offer during those sessions of high intensity when used as a tool to facilitate proper recovery during periods of active rest — a very critical component of training with power.

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Fueling the Engine with Pro Triathlete Emma-Kate Lidbury

Ever wondered what a professional triathlete eats in the days leading up to a race? How do they ensure their bodies are ready to perform optimally? PowerTap sponsored athlete, Emma-Kate Lidbury, gives us an insight into what she typically eats — and why — in the days leading into a race.

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Pacing with Power in Competition

The widespread availability of reliable power measuring and feedback devices has provided a great toolset for more focused training in endurance sports like cycling and triathlon. However these tools can also be utilized to give advantages during competition.

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Saris Home Storage - For the Love of the Bike

Since the invention of the bicycle, it has proven to be one of the most ingenious, unfettered forms. Even though trends have come and gone in terms of the shape of the top tube, width of the handle bars, height, wheel size, the basic shape of the bicycle has not changed. It's a classic. It's iconic. And, now it's hip. And hot.

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An Athlete's Nutrition in 10 Tips

Most of us who lead active lives also lead healthy lives. That includes striving to get enough sleep, have balance, be physically fit and eat well.

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Freedom SuperClamp: The rack of your bike's dreams

Born from all the best features of our top-selling Freedom, we added in your bike's biggest request: no frame contact.

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The Benefits of Training with Power

Whether you are a fulltime professional who trains 30 hours a week, we all want to use our training time as effectively as possible.

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Giro Ready: How the Pros Prepare for a Multi-Stage Race

This coming Friday marks the start of the Giro d'Italia, the first of the Grand Tours that occur every summer. 

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Saris Dealers Get Their Glow On with Video Contest

We challenged a select number of dealers to submit a 30 second video featuring our Solo Glow. With this challenge came an added twist.

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Train better for warm races from the indoor to out

Technology for race training has come a long way since the day bikes were built with more than one gear. Today there are spin classes offered in pools, a computer that can track your power and GPS coordinates, and there's even a way to pressurize an entire house in a house so that you're always at a high altitude. So what's a rider to do when preparing for a race that will be held in much warmer climate?

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Eating for Recovery

Nutrition and fueling for training is one of the most confusing components of endurance performance, with not only plenty of conflicting and poor information on the subject, but also plenty of data found in the labs of scientists that don’t necessarily translate to the real world.

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Winter Motivation - Effective Use of a Home Trainer

Winter can be tough. Dark evenings, cold temperatures and often a high risk of sickness and injury between those months of late Autumn and end of Winter.

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Warming Up for 'Cross

Cyclocross season is certainly here, with almost a month of racing past already. Oregon and Washington seem to get started earlier and earlier each year, and the team I run and race for during 'cross season went out to our first race back on August 31st.

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What's in a Calorie?

I asked my little nephew the other day if he knew what a calorie was and he quickly replied, "It's what makes you fat." I didn't know if I wanted to laugh or cry.

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Long-Term Planning by Professional Triathlete Sarah Piampiano

As athletes we develop our "North Star" goal early on. From there, with the help and collaboration of coaches and/or advisers, a long-term plan is put in place to achieve that dream. It may be to compete in the Tour de France, to represent your country in the Olympic Games, to win an Ironman, or even just get in shape or ride 100 miles.

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Pre Race Warm Up for a Triathlon

Even many of the elite athletes seem to greatly under-prepare for the rigors of competition, limiting any warm up to a gentle jog and a few arm circles, before launching into a high intensity effort.

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Active Recovery Workout

by Melanie McQuaid, professional triathlete

This active recovery workout is one of my favorites. I like to use this protocol on an easy day or after a hard run workout to find my legs again on the bike. I find that the technique drills are key to reminding my body to recruit the right muscles for cycling, especially when I am switching from running to cycling constantly.

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Whole Roasted Chicken Recipe

From The Feed Zone Cookbook by Chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim

Of course, you can easily and affordably purchase rotisserie chicken at your local market, but there's something special about roasting your own. And the leftovers are great when used in other recipes.

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Behind the Scenes at Saris

An Interview with Todd Mader, Saris Cycling Group Test Engineer

What does a Test Engineer do at Saris?

In a nutshell, break stuff! I help develop our internal test standards and ensure our products can take the abuse they'll see over their lifetime in the field.

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Training Intensity in the Off Season

The off season? I don't think there really should be such a thing for amateur athletes. To me, the off season is about keeping your fitness, not losing it. After I finished my career as a pro cyclist, I still trained pretty hard in the spring and summer and thought I needed to take time off in the winter like I did when I raced professionally.

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