Bench Talk – Making smart upgrades to you and your bike

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This week Coach Rob gives guidance on upgrades to improve your physical performance and the performance of your bike. Rob’s questions are becoming more and more seasonal and bike upgrades are no different. So as Coach Rob receives on-season questions related to bike upgrades he thought he would give his most common guidance.

  • Performance improvements start with you!
    • Nutrition – Weight loss
    • Does the bike fit you
  • You can’t improve what you don’t measure
    • Bike Computers
    • Smart Phones
    • Software
    • Power Meters
  • Rotational Weight Takes Priority
    • Tires and inners tubes
    • Wheels
    • Cranks
    • Pedals
  • Drive Train
    • Weight
    • Gearing
    • Friction
  • Saddle
    • Fit Vs Weight
  • Cockpit
    • Bars
    • Stem
    • Seat Post
  • Everything Else
    • Bottle Cages
    • Lights
    • Bags
    • Fasteners
  • Clothing
    • Jerseys
    • Bibs
    • Skin Suits vs Speed Suits
    • Custom Footbeds


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Music for show intro, outro, and mid-play break: “Jahzzar ( CC BY-SA” 
Intro and Outro music: Change from the Crime Scene Album from Jahzzar
Mid-play break music: Please Listen Carefully from the Tumbling Dishes Like Old-Man’s Wishes Album

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