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Fresh on the Floor: Smart Training Products from CycleOps & Tacx

While it may not be all ice and snow drifts when you look out the window, winter is undoubtedly here for the foreseeable future. Luckily, whether you like to brave the elements by fat bike or stay indoors on a trainer, Stedman’s has you covered.

If the latter is more your style you’re probably already familiar with the benefits of stationary trainers such as improved fitness, practicality and convenience.

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We stock both traditional magnetic & fluid trainers at the shop, but smart training is the new kid on the block and the latest way to stay engaged, focused and make the most of your time.

To start smart training, you’ll need to decide on a trainer type- check out our list below and decide which is best for you.

Traditional Trainer
TO SMART TRAIN YOU’LL NEED:
 Computer/tablet, ANT+/bluetooth dongle and/or ANT+ speed/power sensors
STAFF PICK: Cycleop’s Fluid2
PROS: Relatively inexpensive
CONS: Medium data accuracy, consistent resistance, individual sensor batteries

Smart Trainer
YOU’LL NEED: Computer/tablet, ANT+/bluetooth dongle
STAFF PICK: Tacx Neo Smart
PROS: Most accurate riding simulation/experience
CONS: Cost, weight

It’s as easy as 1-2-3:
1. Pick a trainer
2. Pick up an app
3. Pick up a ANT+/bluetooth dongle and connect to your new trainer

There are countless apps to choose from, including staff picks such as Zwift & the Tacx Training app making it fun and easy to get started.

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Zwift is shop favorite…

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Stop by the shop for a demo ride on products from both Tacx & CycleOps and see what smart training is all about.

Questions/comments? Give us a shout at 401.789.8664 or info@westedman.com for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Holiday Special: Save $50 on Garmin Edge 520 through Dec. 24th

For a limited time only save $50 on in-stock Garmin Edge 520 GPS cycling computers. Normally $400 and $300 respectively, both Bundle and Non-Bundle packages are included in this sale.

Looking for your first GPS? Get yourself (or give a friend!) a bundle, which throws in Garmin’s slick new individual ANT+ speed and cadence sensor pods and a premium heart rate strap for the killer price of $350.

Already have all the extras? Pick up the non-bundle, which includes the Edge 520 computer, spare mounts and charging equipment for $250.

Hurry, this offer ends Christmas Eve (12/24)

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Fall Training Continues Tonight: Bicycle Cleaning and Upkeep

Join us tonight at 7pm for the second of this month’s free workshop series. We’ll cover topics including general cleaning and lubrication, identifying/replacing worn components and best torque wrench practices.

This class will be relevant to riders of all disciplines but is of particular importance for those with mid-level road, mountain, cyclocross and fat bikes. These bicycles typically use lighter weight and higher performance components that can be costly to replace if not maintained correctly. In this workshop we will show you how identify tell-tale signs of wear as well as demonstrate replacement techniques.

Class starts at 7pm and is free to anybody interested in getting the most out of their riding experience. Each week we will raffle off a $25 Stedman’s Gift Card and every class you attend enters you in our grand prize drawing for a $75 Stedman’s Gift Card.

Questions? Give us a shout at 401.789.8664 or info@westedman.com.