About Faster Bike Blog

We all want to be faster on the bike. At some point, you’ve probably wished you could push a little harder, hang on with group ride just a little longer, qualify for local racing teams, or even participate in prestigious events like the UCI GranFondo World Championships. Maybe it’s just about proving to your intern at the office that age is just a number!

While genetics, effective training, dedication, and accumulated mileage all play crucial roles in achieving cycling prowess, the choice of equipment also holds significant importance. In recent years, performance-driven cycling has witnessed remarkable advancements, shifting the focus from mere weight reduction to factors such as aerodynamics and rolling resistance, which have been proven to be more influential. However, unlike weight, which was easily quantifiable by everyone, making incremental gains in speed based on this new understanding requires external resources and a comprehension of the underlying physics.

This begs the question: How can you invest wisely in the right gear? This blog aims to empower you with a scientific understanding of high-performance cycling. Whether your goal is to increase speed, improve climbing ability, enhance rolling efficiency, or simply become an all-around faster cyclist. By providing you with in-depth insights, we equip you with the knowledge needed to make informed gear choices tailored to your specific objectives. As such, this blog is designed to provide you with valuable insights without any biased opinions. Each post is meticulously crafted, sourcing information from credible and reputable sources. The information is regularly updated, summarized and consolidated so that you don’t have to, saving you time and effort…and make you faster!

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  • Lacking the legs but brimming with Ph.D. nerdiness, in search of a clever way to squeeze out a few extra watts.

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The whole principle came from the idea that if you broke down everything you could think of that goes into riding a bike, and then improved it by 1%, you will get a significant increase when you put them all together.” 

Sir Dave Brailsford, Performance Director of Team INEOS (ex Team SKY)