Archive for May, 2011

Cobb Saddles – BACK IN STOCK NOW

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Our best selling range of Cobb V-Flow saddles are back in stock NOW and ready to order. The original V-Flow, V-Flow plus and V-Flow max back in stock in both black and white. We love the comfort and improved posture that Cobb saddles offer, but don’t take our word for it. Ireland’s most experienced triathlete and recent European Duathlon Champs gold medalist Anne Paul wrote to tell us about her Cobb saddle experience…

“As  a female triathlete and duathlete for many years I have struggled to get a saddle which was comfortable especially with the limited padding in tri-suits during races. Recently I happened to see details on the Cobb saddles and sourced Bike Science as a supplier. With the opportunity to get a Cobb saddle to test I thought this was worth a try as I could get a refund if I  did not like it. Took a chance and put this new saddle on the first day of a 1 week training camp in Lanzarote. On return I immediately ordered a second Cobb saddle for my race bike”.

Find out what all the fuss is about. Order online now.

V-Flow – road bikes and road bikes with clip on tri bars – lighter riders and ladies – £89.99 READ MORE

V-Flow Plus – More supportive memory foam for longer distances and/or heavier riders – £99.99 READ MORE

V-Flow MaxOur Best Selling Saddle! Ideal for dedicated tri/tt bikes. Supportive memory foam, perfect for long distance athletes – £114.99 READ MORE

Phil Richards – Podium Finish at Mallorca 70.3

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

It’s off to Vegas for Bike Science – Planet X team rider Phil Richards after this weekend’s Ironman 70.3 event in Mallorca. Phils reports in…

“Having been woken on Saturday night by howling winds and rain, I was quite relieved it was a Sat race and not Sunday…you don’t go to Mallorca to race in wind and rain!

A wave start saw the pros heading off 10 min before all the girls; with a flat, calm sea and starting in my rightful place towards the middle/back of the group, I stayed out of trouble for once and had a pretty uneventful swim. I even swum past a few girls….that was a real novelty. Was really surprised how many bags were still in transition as I went through T1 but having forgotten to start my watch, I had no idea of my split.

I passed quite a few girls in the 1st 12-15miles on the bike, however I then had a girl in my age group blast past – I wasn’t going to stay with her so let her go hoping she’d either blow up (not literally), or I’d see her on the run. Worked pretty hard throughout the rest of the bike course, the climbs were great, descents great fun and flats into the wind hard work at times but overall really enjoyed it.

Was dreading the run knowing I’ve been off form so didn’t bother with my watch. Came out of T2 and fell into step with Yvette Grice – almost got quite excited as she’d had a 10min head start on me til she said she was finishing her first 5k lap as I was just starting! However I did reckon that only put her approx. 10min ahead overall which gave a me a kick up the backside to keep working – after chatting for 5min or so though (this is what girls do when they race :D ), I decided she had far more spring in her step than I did so dropped back. Held it together with a dodgy achilles and minor stomach cramps for a 1.40 run split, 10min off where I should’ve been, but enough for 3rd place, missing out on a win by less than 2min!

I’ve always been unsure of whether I’d take a roll down slot for the Worlds, but given how close it was and having to make a snap decision when 1st and 2nd girls declined the slot, seems to mean one thing…next stop Vegas…game on!!”

Fitting for Ride the Divide – 2745 Miles by MTB

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

We meet the whole spectrum of cyclists at our Bike Science bike fit studios from first time bike buyers, Ironman and double Ironman competitors to professional athletes. Every now and again though someone taking on a challenge that’s beyond what we normally see comes along.

Yesterday saw endurance mountain biker Greg Phillips visit our Bristol studio for a fitting on his 29er MTB. When we say “endurance” mountain biker, we really mean it. Greg is in the process of preparing for one of the longest, toughest mountain bike challenges on the planet. He’ll be competing in the mind boggling 2,745 mile Tour Divide from Banff in the Canadian Rockies to Antelope Wells in New Mexico. This completely self supported event sees around 80 riders from across the globe taking part with an annual dropout rate of over 40%. Greg aims to complete the challenge in around 27 days. That’s over 100 miles per day average – off road!

Greg from Penarth in South Wales entered the event along with his training partner Simon Harling as the ultimate challenge to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Relief. You can read more about their incredible challenge HERE ON THEIR WEBSITE and make a donation to his fundraising efforts HERE ON THEIR JUST GIVING DONATIONS page.