Love helping people with their new, fun toys! Headed to his first TT in a couple weeks, after a long wait for his gorgeous bike’s arrival he is ready to race on this speed demon. Sonic approves; might even be jealous. @giantbicycles #timetrial #gianttrinity #holytrinity #soaero
Shannon’s nephew might be due for a bike fit. #makeitwork #shorterstem #shortercranks #shorterseatpost #didyouseehismonsterfeet
The FB people have spoken; KT Tape (kinesiology therapeutic tape) may be useful in preventing and treating injury. What are your thoughts, IG? #kttape #bikefit #cycling #physicaltherapy #poll @kttape @therealbikefit
Helmets expire! Check your helmet manufacture date; all helmets have a sticker inside that shows when they were made. Styrofoam breaks down over time, thus helmets will lose their integrity and therefore their ability to protect your noggin. Replacing your helmet 4 years after the manufacture date is a good rule of thumb, or check the manufacturer’s recommendation for replacement.
Padded gloves may hurt more than help. Padding doesn’t take weight off your hands, it spreads the pressure which reduces blood flow. Rider wore the highly gel-padded gloves which caused hand numbness; swapped to the no-padding gloves, and w/proper fit numbness is all but gone.
Check out the stress marks on this bent derailleur hanger. Good idea to get a spare hanger (specific to your frame) before you need one.
How high are your arches? Do they collapse? Seems minor, but a few mm arch collapse can affect your ride, and may cause strain or injury.
Velopez is excited for fitter Shannon to be a pro mechanic at Counterbalance Bicycles! Come have her fit your bike with us then have her tune it up at CB! Counterbalance Bicycles @bikes_and_trees @therealbikefit #wrenchlikeagirl
Congrats to Scott Johnson on conquering Hurricane Ridge!
His feedback: “The updated fit has made a noticeable improvement in my climbing and power output.” One of the things we updated on his fit was the addition of 20mm pedal spacers, which helped the bike match his natural stance and allowed him to utilize his power more effectively.
Don’t be afraid that wide tires will slow you down! Rolling resistance 28c < 23c. Image thanks to Continental Continental @continental_tire