All posts by: tderuise

Nutrition is a lot like politics… If you find yourself going too extreme in any direction, you’re probably going to make Thanksgiving weird. A few years back I went vegan for 365 days while racing full time and I learned...
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Buying a new mountain bike these days can be intimidating. There are so many options, variations, and “innovations”; but what’s really going to affect the way your new bike rides? Whether you’re new to mountain biking or a seasoned rider,...
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Altitude has long been viewed as the holy grail for endurance training. The lower levels of oxygen high in the mountains produce a state of hypoxia in the body that triggers the production of red blood cells. More RBC’s equal...
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Cross country mountain bike racing has the longest list of variables riders must face out of any genre of racing. This is because not only are you going down the hills, you are also going up them. Efficiency on the climb...
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MX is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. Within the last ten years we’ve really started to see what a huge role fitness plays in a riders’ success on a supercross or motocross track. The major...
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Droppers are no longer just for enduro racers. Today, dropper posts can be found on everything from fat bikes to road bikes, used by riders of all different skill levels. Dropper posts eliminate the need to choose between efficiency and handling confidence by allowing you to have...
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How to prepare for Leadville and other high-altitude events while living at or near sea level. One of the biggest challenges of living at sea level is preparing for races at altitude. For the majority of endurance athletes in the...
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It’s that time of year where every cyclist is faced with the same dreaded dilemma: “I want to be a fast bike racer… But I also really want that whole smoked ham and Uncle Leonard’s entire garage fridge full of...
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What is a gravel grinder? A gravel grinder is just a road race on the dirt, right? Wrong… Gravel grinders have become their own genre of cycling entirely over the last several years. Today, the Dirty Kanza 200 in Emporia,...
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The North American market has spoken and big travel e-bikes is what they want. Our top selling Macina Lycan has been a huge hit in it’s first year in the US and Canada. From those scouting Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Races...
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