Keeping Bike Fit Off the Bike

What to do when riding isn't an option. by Alison Powers, ALP Cycles Coaching Good fitness requires consistency. Good bike riding fitness requires consistent bike riding. However, for some of us, it can be tough to find time to fit in 3 bike rides a week. And for others, due to travel, work, family, and other constraints, being able to ride once a week is a good week. So, the question becomes, "how do I…

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Update on ALP Cycles Swiss Miss

"It's important to plan structured, targeted and regular training followed by rest days and rest periods." by Patricia Schwager, ALP Cycles Coaching ALP Cycles Coaching Swiss Miss, Patricia Schwager, has not been racing this year. Here's why and an update on her status. A lot of people are asking when I would be back racing - this blog is an update and confirms that I won't return to professional racing. Since fall of 2013, I am…

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MTBR: Pactimo Launches New MTB Kit

"Blurs lines between XC and enduro styling and fit." by Jason Sumner, MTBR "After a long and successful history in the world of custom and in-line road cycling kit, Pactimo is making a splash in the mountain bike arena. The Colorado-based company recently launched a small line of off-road apparel, including shorts, jerseys, and a bib liner. The new Apex jersey comes in short sleeve ($50) versions in a variety of colors including orange and the…

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Peloton Magazine: Highbury Kit Review

Showcasing incredibly talented artists from inside and outside the world of cycling... by Peloton Magazine "If you are a regular reader of Peloton, you know Matthew Burton's work well. He's illustrated countless stories in the magazine and quite a few covers. Burton has now joined Pactimo's Artist Series, taking his unique aesthetic to the road. We've been riding in his Highbury jersey, based on one of Matthew's favorite football jersey's, the '92 Arsenal away jersey--yes, that…

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Peloton Magazine: Storm Hybrid Jacket Review

"....ready to battle the worst weather..." by Peloton Magazine "Weather can be punishing, but with recent technologies like Gabba to repel harsh conditions, taking the punishment and still having a punch to throw is more possible than ever. And Pactimo wants to give you the best protection with a lot more style. Its Storm Hybrid Jacket is ready to battle the worst weather, while maintaining a slim race-fit design and flexibility with changing temperatures. The Pactimo…

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The 3% Rule

"Chicago Women's Elite Cycling Team Warming up for the Time Trail at Joe Martin Stage Race." by  Jennifer Sharp, ALP Cycles Coaching 3% You spend money on equipment, coaching, nutritional advice, etc. yet are you getting the most out of your racing? If you knew that you could improve your cycling by 3% and increase the likelihood of winning a race - you'd do it right? At this point, you've probably pined a number or…

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Elkhart Time Trial: A Family’s Race Against the Clock

"This was the first time that all four of our family members raced." by Jason Bernstein, 2015 Pactimo Brand Ambassador I fell in love with time trialing about 8 years ago. I had no idea of what to expect. Being a triathlete I was in a state of ignorance of what it meant to "race against a clock." In road cycling there is a class of race called a time trial. It is essentially a…

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Bike Rumor: SOC16: Pactimo Nails the Apex with their First Full Mountain Bike Kit

Offering a full mountain bike clothing system for the first time, Pactimo has come out swinging... by Zach Overholt / Bike Rumor "In spite of their success as a custom and off the rack clothing manufacturer for road cycling, Pactimo is still relatively unknown. Especially when it comes to mountain bike clothing. That will probably change once their latest project hits the shelves. Offering a full mountain bike clothing system for the first time, Pactimo has come…

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