Cycling Weekly

Wahoo ELEMNT RIVAL Review & Set Up: Timing Data & More on Your Wrist

It was only a matter of time before Wahoo entered the sports watch market. The RIVAL automatically transitions from one activity to the next, tracks your transition times, and records time and other data for each segment. Here’s my review and set-up guide.

Last November, the folks in Atlanta dropped the Wahoo ELEMNT RIVAL into the deep end of the pool to compete with the likes of Garmin, Polar, Suunto, and Coros. For any PEZ readers who happen to be triathletes… you’re the demographic the RIVAL is squarely aimed at.

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What makes it different from all the other watches currently on the market is touchlesses transition. Just hit “start” in triathlon mode and start your first leg (default is swimming). The RIVAL automatically transitions from one activity to the next, as well as tracking your transition times. Just hit “stop” when you cross the finish line.

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Kristin Armstrong and Partners to Launch Women’s Cycling Lifestyle and Coaching Community

Co-founded by mom, wife, entrepreneur, coach, and 3-time Olympic gold medalist, Kristin Armstrong, KX3 Lifestyle + Coaching (KX3) officially launches on Tuesday, January 19 at 6:10 a.m. PST / 7:10 a.m. MST in conjunction with a new weekly KX3 Women’s Freestyle Group Training Ride on Zwift. The name KX3 is a tribute to Kristin and her three gold medals won in the women’s individual time trial in the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Olympic Games. The company’s first offering will be a three-part, 18-week coaching system created by Armstrong. Each of the three 6-week coaching programs are available through TrainingPeaks and provided in three different formats. The three formats are unique to riding entirely indoors on Zwift, 100 percent outdoors, or a hybrid of both, giving the athlete the most relevant and effective program possible.

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Left to right: Nicola Cranmer, Kristin Armstrong, Heather Hill-Foster

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KX3 will be membership-based, and in

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Ton Merckx Shows His 2300+ Cycling Jersey Collection

Collector interview:  There is nothing better than some new cycling kit to give you some inspiration and having a collection of your favourite team clothing is sometimes unavoidable. Ton Merckx (yes, that’s his real name) has amassed an incredible collection of over 2300 jerseys. Ed Hood found out all about Ton’s wonderful collection.

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When a man called Merckx emails you from The Netherlands and tells you that he has a collection of 2,300 plus cycling jerseys, we have to pay attention, right?

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PEZ: The basics first, how old are you, where are you from, what do you do, what about family?
Ton Merckx:
I am 55 years old, I’m from Eindhoven in The Netherlands. I used to be a baker, later on postman and the last eight years I’ve been working in a warehouse at the European base of the English company Nisbets who make kitchen equipment. I’m not married,

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Indoor Cycling for Runners | How to Ride Indoors as a Runner

When Tony Chin, 50, had back surgery in 2017, he had already stopped training for races for over a year thanks to an arthritic back and knees. Craving the cheers of a crowd and the thrill of a racing clock, he talked to his doctor about a training plan that would not only help his back heal safely but also prep him for a return to the road that would last for years to come.

His doc’s solution: an indoor bike.

As a big fan of low-impact cross-training, Chin’s doctor had him running just twice per week—once on the track and a long run on the weekends—and pedaling through five workouts on a Peloton while training for the 2019 California International Marathon.

Come race day, Chin crossed the finish line 15 minutes ahead of the five marathons he had completed in recent years. “Indoor cycling helped me replicate the

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