Monthly Archives: October 2016

  • Enduro Mountain Biking: What's the Deal?

    by Nathan Cline

    Enduro Mountain BikingI admit that as a mid-westerner, I had no clue about enduro mountain biking. I love off-road bike racing. Yet, all of the races that I have ever done have been cross country (XC) or cyclocross (CX) race format. So what is enduro? I see lots of bikes and products coming out with the label of enduro, “What’s the deal with that?”

    I asked an Iowa friend, Adam Prosise, who has been living and racing in Colorado for a few years to explain a few things to us, and Adam  was up for it.

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  • 5 Cold Weather Shoe Covers to Consider

    by Nathan Cline

    Five cold weather shoe covers to considerHere are five really fabulous Endura cycling shoe covers that we have in stock right now. A pair of shoe covers is a must-have going into cold seasons. First, I want to admit bias in the writing of this article as I do own two pairs of Endura overshoes. But I do for good reason: Endura has great shoe cover designs.

    The goal of this article is to point out features and suggest to you which is best based on conditions and the type of rider you are. Continue reading

  • Ironman Wisconsin 2016: Jennifer Borst's Race Report

    by Jennifer Borst

    Ironman Wisconsin 2016 StartIronman Wisconsin 2016
    2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run*
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Sunday, September 11, 2016

    Knowing that you want to do an Ironman is the first step. Deciding which one to do can be hard. For me, it was an easy choice after volunteering and spectating IMWI 2015. The crowd support is beyond fabulous, and being on the giving and receiving end of the volunteer support is wonderful as well.

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  • Sarah Cooper Cyclist Profile

    Sarah Cooper CyclistSarah Cooper is an Iowan mother of four with an amazing talent for and dedication to ultracycling. This past summer she won Race Across the West (RAW), beating all female and male competitors with her time of 2 days, 11 hours, and 59 minutes on the 928-mile course.

    Here at Kyle's Bikes, we are proud to support Sarah and are excited about what she is working on next. Most notably, she is preparing for next summer's Race Across America (RAAM)—a race of approximately 3000 miles from Oceanside, California to Annapolis, Maryland—and we can't wait to see how she does. She is also getting ready for her first race as a race director—the Spotted Horse Gravel Ultra. Continue reading

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