// Leslie Myers to discuss healthy eating habits and nutritional foods for the active woman.
// Michellie Jones to share tips on training and racing that made her a World and Olympic champion.
// Kristin Mayer to show off her Betty Design “bad ass” triathlon and cycling apparel.
// Talia Herman from Garmin to demonstrate how products with HRM can enhance your fitness level.
// Sara Cates from Rehab United to discuss injury prevention and “listening to your body”.
// Beth Gerdes will demonstrate how to change a flat tire and what you need in your gear bag.
// Good eats compliments of Leslie Myers and foodsensenow.com
// Raffle for cool prizes
// Special one-night only offers from Garmin, Betty Design Giro, Cervelo, and more
You already have the bike that works
Your current road bike can be used for an introduction to gravel riding. All you need are slightly bigger tires. Continental 28mm Gator Hardshell tires work fine for many dirt roads here in North County San Diego. I have ridden the BWR on 25mm tires, but this year I rode tubeless 28mm tires and was so glad I did.
The term “gravel riding” means riding a road or cyclocross bicycle on adventures which include riding both road and off road. Unlike many areas of the country, North County of San Diego does not have long stretches of dirt or gravel roads, but it does sport some great off road riding. We have to connect these short to medium lengths of dirt road by riding on pavement. This is where 28mm tires shine. In many cases 28mm tires are the largest tires most road bicycles can run. Also this size does not slow you down on pavement. This will allow for exploration of many local dirt roads and trails.
Have you caught the Gravel Riding Fever?
After you have ridden a few gravel rides, it is time to think about a second set of wheels. One wheelset would be paired with your current tires. The other wheelset would have a more gravel friendly tire. For example, the aluminum Reynolds Stratus Pro is a great choice. Weighing in at 1450 grams a pair, they are tubeless ready and can take a beating on the trails. With two sets of wheels you can optimize your ride time and ride options.
When it is time to get your Gravel Bike?
Until recently a gravel bike was a cyclocross bike with different tires. The new category of “endurance bike” with disc brakes has a good compromise of features that allow riding on pavement and dirt.
Perfect gravel bike for Southern California So, you have a road bike, but you also want the perfect gravel bike. Several manufactures are starting to make gravel specific bikes. These bikes have hydraulic disc brakes, a lightweight frame, can absorb the rough road and is stable in the dirt. Add electronic di2 shifting and you have the perfect gravel bike. Nytro has that bike
Nytro has that bike. Nytro has two great choices for gravel bikes; the Scott Addict and Cervelo’s C5 & C3. If your rides are going to be mostly dirt, get the Addict as it allows for a greater tire size. If you will be riding more road than dirt get the the Cervelo, it will be lighter and more stable. If you only want one bike, the C series Cervelo is the bike that performs on the road and is agile on the dirt.
What does Gravel Dave ride? Good question. I just ordered the Cervelo C3 with Ultegra Di2. See you on the dirt.
FYI – Gravel rides will be starting every Thursdays from Nytro Multisport at 6pm during the summer month. See details Nytro Gravel Ride
The CLAYTON KONA edition was inspired by tropical plants native to Hawai’i and the infamous lava fields along the Queen Ka’ahumanu highway. Redefining what’s possible with a fast shoe, this lightweight marvel boasts a PRO2LiteTM dual density midsole, which makes for a forgiving landing and responsive toe off. The CLAYTON’s responsiveness is further enhanced by the RMAT outsole which eliminates the excess weight of traditional rubber. This is a truly premium offering for those looking for a lightweight and responsive shoe. The CLAYTON is ready to compete when you are.
Wahoo Fitness is breaking the GPS bike computer stereotype! Equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+ dual-band technology, ELEMNT pairs seamlessly with all of your cycling sensors. No more confusing menus! ELEMNT comes with a free companion app that allows you to set up your data fields, customize profiles, track performance, and share ride data effortlessly. Plus, programmable LED QuickLook Indicators provide a quick way to see if you’re on pace with important performance metrics like speed, cadence and power. Simple to set up, simple to experience, simple to stay connected, simple to navigate, and simple to suffer – the ELEMNT GPS Bike Computer gives you the POWER you demand with the SIMPLICITY you expect!
The Wahoo Elemnt GPS computer just added integration with SRAM eTap and Shimano Di2 electronic drivetrains, plus fields for muscle oxygenation for third-party sensors from BSXInsight and Moxy Monitor.
The newest way to activate the Torpedo speed is nearly here. XLAB just the new Torpedo Versa. Finally, you can seamlessly switch between Refill and Standard Bottles via the telescoping computer mount.
Lightweight, carbon fiber aerodynamic aerobar hydration system with telescoping computer mount. Raise the computer mount up to tuck in a Refill Bottle for race day, or lower it down for a standard bottle to maintain the optimal view for training days.
Telescoping Garmin-Specific Computer Mount
On-the-Go Computer Tilt Adjust
NEW Super-Sealed™, No-Leak Bottle Design
Megadjust Mounting: High Adjustability, Maintains Stability
SRAM’s new wireless groupset is finally here and available for pre-order at Nytro Multisport.
Featuring SRAM’s advanced shift logic (right lever makes it harder, left lever makes it easier, both levers to change the front ring) with SRAM RED eTap you’ll shift more, with less effort and spend less time doing it. Shifting has never been more intuitive or as easy as this.
And SRAM RED eTap is engineered to go the distance. It has been rigorously and successfully tested for years on the professional and WorldTour level. And now, it’s ready for the rest of the world. Are you ready to shift forward?
The Hoka Clayton, a new lightweight performance trainer, is designed to be more cushioned and more energetic than the Clifton 2 with dual density midsole that is slightly firmer in the front to increase forward propultion. The outsole is made entirely from RMAT, a lightweight and very energetic compound used without any durable rubber to enhance both the cushioning and responsiveness of the shoe.