It was an eclectic week here at the Peloton Service Course. We met Stella Yu, and discovered she probably made your saddle, Bontrager showed us new Daytime Running Lights, Schwalbe boosted our tires, SiS showed us the benefits of going isotonic and Sportful made a vest – with sleeves. This is the Peloton Service Course Week in Tech – October, 28th edition.
Goods from the Service Course
Daylight savings is almost upon us which means commutes home get darker and afternoon rides get chillier. We all need to be prepared. Here are three items to make sure you’re ready – a surprisingly versatile garment from Sportful and two brand new Bontrager Lights.
Read about all the Goods: Bontrager Lights and Sportful’s New Top: Service Course Goods
Meet Stella Yu
Chances are, without knowing it, you’ve spent hours sitting on a Velo-made saddle. So we visited Velo’s Taiwan HQ to interview the person behind Velo Saddles, Stella Yu. Italian is a sexy and provocative language, for sure. And Italian brand names pretty much carry off the same stylish mantle of repute—be that deserved or not. That is even more the case when it comes to cycling and its brands. And if you step back into the days of down-tube shifters and toe clips, Italian was the only reasonable and realistic choice component for the discerning cyclist.
Learn more about Stella Yu and Velo Saddles: The First Lady of Saddles
Easy Gets Easier
Schwalbe took its sweet time jumping into the tubeless arena, but when it did – with a line that includes the Pro One – it was sweet. All the benefits of a great Schwalbe tire and tubeless in the easiest to mount tubeless road tire on the planet. Now Schwalbe plans to make the process even easier with a new seating device called the Tire Booster.
For more details on the new Tire Booster read: Easy Gets Easier – Schwalbe Tubeless Tire Booster
What’s the big deal about being isotonic?
We’d been riding for about 90minutes when we hit the bottom of the big climb. The skinny guys went to the front and the big guys went out the back. Heart rates went up, breathing got deeper, thresholds were found. ‘I’m okay’, I thought. ‘I can just about hang at this pace.’ The climb would take about 40minutes to complete, but it was then I realized, ‘Damn, I only have half a bottle and I need to eat something.’
Science in Sport only makes isotonic gels and here’s why: Energy the Isotonic Way