Power-based Fitness Testing
“I knew I was ready to win the tour”, he said. “If I stepped on the scale in the morning and it said a certain weight and the power output was where it was supposed to be when I tested at the end of the day, it was over. Nobody close“. – Lance Armstrong
Measuring a cyclist’s power output is the most direct and objective measurement of cycling performance. Determining a cyclist’s maximum sustainable power for a particular period of time is the most effective way to measure, monitor, and assess cycling fitness, training, and pacing.
Riding your own bike and using the CycleOps PowerBeam Trainer, we will determine your maximum sustainable 20min watts, and where we can then define training zones for both power and heart rate.
Data collected will be power output, heart rate, and rate of perceived effort. There is no need for uncomfortable gas masks or drawing of blood. Straightforward testing of cycling fitness and performance; Smart Training by M2.
Preparing for a Power Performance Test
Your Power Test will be a hard riding effort and where you will want to bring good legs. To that end, you should not ride or run long or hard within 2 days of your test.
You should bring that bike which you ride the most. We will also take your measurements so that you can set-up the CycleOps Indoor Cycle exactly as your road/tri/cyclocross bike should you participate in our power-based indoor cycling classes.
The test itself will take approximately 1.25 hours. Post-test consultation will discuss your training zones, expected improvement, and how to apply the results to your everyday training.
Power Performance Test & Training Consultation : $150
Pedal Stroke Analysis
Pedal Stroke Analysis provides provides a rider with a detailed analysis of power production within the pedal stroke, and for each leg.
We use CompuTrainer’s SpinScan™ tool to provide a multi-color torque graph which represents one full 360° pedal revolution divided into 15° segments. Our use of Spinscan allows us to identify “flat” or “dead spots” in the pedal stroke where the cyclist is not effectively transferring power to the drivetrain.
Color-coded Bar-Graphs show instantaneous right/left leg power split and where power is being applied for greater aid in development of under-utilized muscle groups.
SpinScan graphs from RacerMate
The test will be performed using your own bicycle. We will also take your measurements so that you can set-up the CycleOps Indoor Cycle exactly as your road/tri/cyclocross bike should you participate in our power-based indoor cycling classes.
Pedal Stroke Analysis and Consultation : $125
Private Rides with M2 - Take to the roads with M2!
This one-on-one private bike ride will last up to two hours. M2 will analyze all elements of your riding and provide in-the-moment training. The ride is customized to your exacting needs, whether bike-handling, drafting, using the power meter, learning structured intervals or even if you just need a push.
Note: Private rides can be shared, please contact us for more details.
Cost: $200 per session
Consultations are best described as any additional advice or guidance scheduled as a one-one-one with M2.
Some typical uses of consultation time are:
- Re-evaluation of performance testing
- Specific skill or drill advice on bike, on road or in pool
- One-to-one coaching advice about issues or obstacles in training
- Training plan advice
Cost: $100 per 60-minute session