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Archive for February, 2017

  • Blog

    Why?

    - by Michael Harlow

    At the center of any endeavor is the question “why?”  If you cannot…

  • Blog

    Sacrifice

    - by Michael Harlow

    There is value in sacrifice. I remember explaining this to one of my athletes leading into an Ironman in which we both were competing. We were discussing nutrition and how I cut out certain unnecessary foods (sugars predominately) for the several months before the race. The impact of those foods on my performance is debatable, but to me, there was value in the sacrifice.

  • Product of the Week

    Zipp 454

    - by Michael Harlow

    Back in November, Zipp announced they were beginning production on their newest version of the 404. Today, we received a set of the New Zipp 454 NSWs. Utilizing their findings while studying how nature has solved engineering problems, Zipp has created a wheel which reduces crosswind feedback by 15% while increasing straight line speed. Stop by the shop to see these in person.

  • Blog

    Race Results Feb 11-12

    - by Michael Harlow

    Exciting weekend of racing for many Endorphin Fitness athletes. at the Sebring 12 hour cycling race as well as several running races around the nation.

  • Product of the Week

    Do You Need A New Helmet?

    - by Michael Harlow

    Did you know the average lifespan of a cycling helmet is only 3 years IF it doesn’t suffer from any impacts. We all hope we don’t have to call them into action but they are the cheapest insurance we can get for our heads if they are needed. If you’re unsure of the condition of your current helmet bring it by for a FREE inspection.

  • Blog

    Compromise

    - by Michael Harlow

    I recently heard a quote by Andy Stanley that stated, “Compromise does not erase the tension. It only weakens our resolve.” Andy was speaking about matters of faith, but I was struck by the statement as it refers to all aspects of life, especially endurance endeavors.

  • Blog

    Two Minute Drill

    - by Michael Harlow

    I recently read a Washington Post article which analyzed when the majority of points are scored in a football game. The writer broke down average points scored over the last ten NFL seasons by each minute. Interestingly, 7% of all points scored took place in the final minute before half-time with the second most scored two minutes before half-time followed by the last two minutes of the fourth quarter. As an endurance coach, I see a parallel to our sport.

  • Product of the Week

    Clean Drivechain

    - by Michael Harlow

    The weather this time of year can play havoc on your drive train. Snow brings sand. The snow melts and leaves the sand behind. The rain then comes and sends sand all over your bike. Usually into places sand should not be.

    Keeping your cassette, chain rings and chain clean will ensure you receive the best shifting experience and lengthen the lifespan of your drive train. The step we see skipped the most when cleaning/lubing one’s chain is the last step.

    Wipe the excess lube off.

    Excess lube will do everything in it’s power to catch all the road grit and turning it into a sticky dirty paste which prevents the chain from releasing properly from your rings while simultaneously grinding the metal away causing you to spend more money unnecessarily.

    If saving money isn’t incentive enough, then what about energy savings. A dirty drive train can cause you to use 3 more watts than the competitor next to you with the clean drive train.

    If your drive train looks like the cassette on the left, come us and we will make it look like the cassette on the right. Want to learn how to do it yourself? We are glad to teach you how to do so!

  • Product of the Week

    Race Wheels

    - by Michael Harlow

    The moment many of you have been waiting for … RACE WHEEL SALE. All of our rental wheels are now available for purchase. At these prices, they won’t last. Be sure to come by the shop to get a set before they are gone.
    Zipp 404 Firecrest – $1400 – 2 Sets
    Zipp 404 Firestrike – $1850 – 2 sets
    Zipp 808 Firecrest – $1400 – 2 Sets
    Profile Design 58/24 – $800 – 1 Set
    Powertap Carbon wheelset with G3 hub – $800 – 1 Set

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