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How is Elevate Cycles?

How is Elevate Cycles? Since we moved to a smaller space at the rear of a plaza, you could imagine how many times we are asked that question.

Simple answer is. Pretty busy!

As one can imagine, summer is always a bustling time in a bike shop. But come fall and winter, we really don’t take a very long rest. Elevate is always trying to heighten our customers cycling experience. Whether it is with service and fit of your current bike or power based training in the off season.  If your interested in our training, here is a link to an older post that can give you some insight on how we can make you a stronger rider by Spring.

Here is just a few things we have been doing as of late.

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Elevate Power Training Session One 2019

elevate power graph

As you know all to well, indoor training season is underway here at Elevate Cycles!  In a short four weeks, elevate power training will start our first session of 2019. 


Elevate Power Training is making some changes this year in regards to operating the trainers by using Rouvy.  This is due to the addition of brand new equipment that can only be controlled certain ways.  Everyone who signs up for training with Elevate must create a Rouvy account.  We ask you to share your log in and passwords so we can access the workouts for download to be able to send out progress reports (if interested in more information regarding tracking all your workouts, let us know). First thirty days are free trial and then we will pick up the tab after that.

Rouvy works with smart trainers and classic trainers with speed, cadence and heart rate sensors. IPhones or IPads work best due to native Bluetooth.  If all you have is an Android phone, don’t worry, we have the correct hardware for you to use. All you have to do is download ANT USB service and ANT Radio Service.


The link below is to sign up through our website and all sessions have detailed dates and times in the description. elevate.bike training sign up.

Multiple days coupon codes:

  • train2day
  • train3day

If you have any questions please let me know by calling Elevate at 518-371-4641 or email: chris@elevatecycles.com

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CycleOps Smart Trainer Trade in Program

Upgrade your Trainer to a CycleOps Smart Trainer!

CycleOps Smart Trainer

Trade in any trainer to receive 20% off a new CycleOps Smart Trainer Now until January 15th, 2018.

CycleOps Smart Trainer trade in program is the best time to upgrade to a new indoor trainer. Get smart with your training buy bringing in your old trainer for a 20% discount on a brand new CycleOps Magnus or Hammer Smart Trainer. Time is valuable for all of us so why not make your bike training sessions as efficient as possible.  There is reason why the pros spend so much time on trainers.  With no interruptions like stop signs and cross walks, training sessions are focused on you.

Ring In the New Year with a New Smart Trainer by CycleOps. To Upgrade, Simply Bring In Your Old Bike Trainer (any style, any brand, smart or basic), and We’ll Give You 20% Off a Hammer or Magnus. Stop By Today.

 

 

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Time for Power

Make 2017 the best ever for your individual cycling goals with Elevate Cycles.

Whether it was your first century ride, triathlon, raising money with our good friends at the Tour De Cure, Team in Training or just being able to spend more time in the saddle and enjoying the ride.

 

We know that many of you are starting to plan ahead for next year, and we at Elevate know that the best time to begin preparing to reach your new goal is RIGHT NOW. Over the fall and winter seasons is the perfect time to start building the foundation for a stronger cycling season come spring. Elevate Cycles would like to help you become stronger, faster and more powerful than ever on your bicycle.

How can we do that?
With our CycleOps resistance power training studio.

 

Here is a quick glimpse at one of our athlete’s off season progress from last year training exclusively in the Elevate Cycles Power Cafe during 2013/2014:

 

The training started in November but the first training for this particular client began on December 14th 2013.  A bit late to the game but still showed very big results with three days a week of training on our CycleOps Power Beam trainers.  Elevate is the only Power training facility for cyclists in the area that uses these electronic Resistance trainers.

 

 

Average Power, Watts 160
Maximum Power, Watts 342
Normalized Power 183
Average Watts/kg 2.3
Maximum Watts/kg 4.9

The next set of graphics are from the end of the training season.  Take notice of the flip flop of the heart rate and power distribution graphs.  Look at the power detail averages and max from April 14th 2014.

Average Power, Watts 268
Maximum Power, Watts 731
Normalized Power 302
Average Watts/kg 3.0
Maximum Watts/kg 8.2

First ride outside and was able to hang with one of the fastest group rides around the region.  Ride was short but difficult, and would not have been able to put forth this kind of effort without the training over the winter.  Not all the info is there, but as you can see the training worked and paid off.

Average Power, Watts 280
Maximum Power, Watts 820
Normalized Power 312
Average Watts/kg
Maximum Watts/kg

If you have never trained with Elevate Cycles during the off season, or have never used resistance power training, this is the time to experience it. Our second training session of the season is about to begin.

Please RSVP (chris@elevatecycles.com or call 371-4641) and reserve your spot. Only ten spaces available per class.

Elevate Cycles Power Training classes are only the first part of our all new off-season training offerings. Come check out our training studio for one of our free classes. Stay tuned to hear about all the other great opportunities we’ll have coming your way soon. We value your input, so let us know what you’d like us to incorporate into our off-season programs to best help you prepare for your 2017 season.

The best time to start preparing for next year’s goals is Now.

Are you ready for the next level?

Elevate your training. Elevate your performance.