Kyle's Bikes Blog

  • Which Watch? How to Find Your Next Sports Watch

    by Katherine A. Roccasecca

    PrintDo you find yourself asking, "Which watch should I get?" … Poll your friends, tri club, or running group for the best watch—you'll get at least twenty different answers, and it will only tell you which watch is right for them. We will help you find which watch is the best sports watch for you.

    First you need to imagine yourself using the watch. What do you plan to use it for? What might you also want to use it for? Continue reading

  • Staff Picks: Cyclocross

    Our staff not only spend their time helping customers and researching products, they also race and train for their own pursuits. This gives them a large base of knowledge for all things cycling, running, and triathlon. Now that fall is here, we want to share our staff picks for cyclocross season. Continue reading

  • Garmin Forerunner 35 Product Announcement

    Garmin Forerunner 35 is available for pre-orderThe Garmin Forerunner 35 is going to fill a nice little spot in Garmin's lineup of watches. It is a simple GPS with all the basic features a runner needs. And it has daily activity tracking features such as step counting and sleep monitoring. On top of that, it has built-in wrist-based heart rate, so you can head out for a run anytime you want without needing to put on a chest strap.

    The watch tracks distance, pace/speed, calories, intervals, where you run, and heart rate. Enjoy the solitude and upload your data to Garmin Connect when you return to your computer. Or pair your Garmin Forerunner 35 with a compatible smartphone for connected features.

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  • Garmin Edge 820 Review

    by Katherine A. Roccasecca

    Garmin Edge 820 ReviewI recently upgraded from the Forerunner 310XT to the Edge 820, so that will give an interesting perspective to this Garmin Edge 820 review!

    For some time, I had been considering getting a bike-specific computer. I do a lot of cycling (both road and mountain bike) compared to swimming, running, and triathlon. In the last couple years, I've even been getting more into gravel riding. This means that the ability to follow courses has become more important to me. (Yes, the 310XT has a courses feature, but have you seen how small the screen is?)

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  • How to Train with a Slower Rider

    By Nathan Cline

    How (not) to train with a slower riderIn order to train with a slower rider, adopt the role of the good shepherd. (Note: Like the opposite of megaphone-dude in the cartoon.)

    Not every ride can be exactly what you want. In life, as in bike riding, it is up to us to make the best out of any given situation. So when it comes time to ride with people of different ability levels, the more experienced cyclist has an opportunity to be a leader and help guide the other people on the ride. Here I will offer some tips and tricks that I have done myself to both give the person I am riding with a good experience and also get a workout for myself in the process.

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  • Products Our Staff Picks for Triathletes

    Products Our Staff Picks for TriathletesWe are proud of the resource we have in our staff. All of them have experience helping triathletes either online or in our retail store And of our employees many race or have have raced in triathlons, bike races, and running races. We are putting that experience to work for you with this list of products our staff picks for triathletes.
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