Cycling Coach's Buyer Guide!

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We are asked constantly about different pieces of gear, what’s the best bang for your buck, what kind of cycling computer to buy, which tires to use for X race, etc. With the cycling season in full swing, we decided to stop by Excel Sports, our local cycling superstore to record a podcast walking through our favorite items at the $50, $100, $250, $500, and $1,000 price points. The whole purpose is to share our recommendations as cycling coaches for products that have a very tangible and practical application for your training and performance, in order to get faster on the bike. For this reason, we didn’t discuss carbon wheels or frames, pedals or shoes, but instead focused on the “little” things that you might not think about as essential items for cycling success.

For all your cycling gear needs, definitely check out Excel Sports (we are not sponsored, just helping out a fellow local Boulder business!):

Products mentioned:


FasCat Training Plans

GU Roctane Ultra Endurance Formula


Spotify Premium

Whole Foods shopping


Donnelley MSO 35mm gravel tires

CamelBak Chase Hydration Vest

Rapha/Castelli Base Layer

Muc-Off Bike Cleaning Essentials kit


Garmin Edge 530 / Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT

WHOOP / Oura Ring


EVOC bike case

Ultegra Stages Powermeter

Instant Pot/Vitamix


Rapid Reboot recovery boots

SciCon Travel Case


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