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At Pain Free Power we love all things cycling. We have created this blog to share with you our passion, knowledge and experience. We hope this will help get you thinking about your own cycling and perhaps spark some good discussion! We plan to update this monthy going forwards so keep checking back for new articles!

Four reasons you may need a new bike fit


We often get asked by our clients after how many years they should consider a new Bike Fit. There is not always a straightforward answer to this but there are some factors that indicate that it might be the time to take another look at your riding position.


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Bike Fitting to get swift on Zwift!


This year has seen a large increase in indoor cycling in many countries, with lots of riders turning to E-Racing as an alternative to outdoor events cancelled due to the current global pandemic. 


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5 of the best post-workout stretches for cyclists


Many of us are guilty of skipping our post-workout recovery routine, after a long ride, in favour of lounging on the sofa or enjoying a well-deserved BBQ in the garden with the family. Our Lead Bike Fitter, Iain Findlay, has created this short post-ride stretching routine.


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Chest mobility for cyclist


Chest mobility is perhaps something that you would not immediately associate with cycling but it is very important when it comes to maintaining a good posture (scapular retraction) and ease of breathing.


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Qualisys 3D Motion Analysis


Having an accurate understanding of a cyclist’s movement patterns is crucial in optimising both equipment and performance. This is where our new Qualisys motion capture system comes in.


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Solutions for saddle pain


Saddle pain / discomfort is an all-too-common complaint amongst cyclists but one many cyclists are reluctant to talk about or believe is just an unavoidable part of their sport! Below we discuss the different types of saddle pain cyclists might experience and how to become comfortable when riding your bike.


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6 common mistakes endurance cyclists make


Summer is just around the corner and I’m sure many of you will be planning a long ride, whether that be the iconic Vätternrundan, the epic Ironman Kalmar, the brand-new (and what promises to be beautiful) Swede Divide or just a fun 50km with some friends! Whatever the challenge, here are 6 bike positioning mistakes to avoid...


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What is float in your cleats and do you need it?


The abundance of options available for pedals and cleats can make choosing the correct combination for you both challenging and a little daunting. There are a number of factors you need to take into account when making your decision but at the forefront of your decision should be float.


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5 things to consider when ordering a new bike


It’s almost time for the end of season sales and switching focus to next year! Perhaps for you that means treating yourself to a brand-new bike. As such we thought we would put this short list together to help you make the right decision when making that next big purchase.


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Team AVRG - Meet the Team

 

We are very pleased to have Team AVRG has PFP Ambassadrors. Yesterday's Bike Fitting session with the Team saw lots of good improvements and we are excited to see how they get on in their first season of racing! 


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Improve your Cycling Aerodynamics

 

Many of us ride our bikes with the hope of getting faster. Whether the goal is to ride a sub hour 40km Time Trial, to do a sub 5-hour Ironman bike split or to get that notoriously hard KOM on Strava – the goal is the same! But how do you achieve that goal?


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5 exercises to improve your aero position

 

Many of the athletes we see are looking to be as aerodynamic and as fast as possible. This means that they will need to be able to sit in an aggressive position whist also being able to hold a high power. Whilst hours in the saddle can of course help with this so can some well spent hours in the gym working on both your flexibility and strength.


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