Searching...
The Bike Rack
800.711.BIKE     2930 CAMPTON HILLS RD. ST. CHARLES, IL     BIKES     PARTS     CLOTHING     ACCESSORIES  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

General FAQs

What is a computrainer?

What is periodization?

I’ve never done this before, what do I do when I arrive?

What should I bring to class?

Can I try out just one class or do I need to commit to more?

Which class should I try first?

 I don’t have my own bike, can I still ride?

Is this any better for me as a cyclist than spin class?

Can I use my heart rate monitor?

How much can I improve over the winter?

What is a computrainer?

  A computrainer is a indoor trainer.  A trainer is a piece of equipment that holds your bike and enables you to ride, the computrainer goes one step above and is connected to a computer.   The CT now controls the resistance, so no shifting is required, the resistance is all planned out by the coach for each class, specific to each athletes current level of ability.  The computrainer also gives each athlete amazing feedback on their performance, the avg watts or power the product, cadence, heart rate and much more.   We love that all of our athletes, at many different levels can ride and experience the same workout at their individualized level!  

top

What is periodization?

Periodization is a progressive series of workouts with varying intensities to gradually improve an athletes performance over time.  With our periodization model, we help our athletes make significant gains over the winter.  Starting in January, our experienced coaches guide athletes not only build the workouts with the progressive intensities, but also work on drills and techniques to sharpen cycling skills. When spring arrives, they  can hit the pavement hard on their first ride outside!

 top

I’ve never done this before, what do I do when I arrive?

 Arrive at least 20 minutes early so you can get all set up before class starts!  Let your coach know this if your first go, and they will walk you through all the steps.  First your coach will enter your information into a computer to make sure the workout is specific to you!  Then, you coach will help you get your bike secured on a CT and you can start warming up!

top 

What should I bring to class?

 Your bike, cycling shoes, a towel, water bottle and any nutrition you would like to have! If you have a TrainingPeaks account, make sure you know your log in info, you can enter this information in our system and your workouts will auto load into your TP!

top

Can I try out just one class or do I need to commit to more?

 Come try out your first class on the house!!  Just go to registration register for a class and click ‘first class free’!

top

Which class should I try first?

You can try out any class that currently has openings, but we have a Saturday class every other week that is specific to getting athletes started in the training center!  In our Intro class, we will be going over how to get your bike set up, learn the lingo, go over how to get the most of  your reports .. all while getting in an awesome workout!!

top

 

I don’t have my own bike, can I still ride?

 You will need a bike to join in!  Don’t have a bike, but would still like to try it out?!  Great!  We have many rental bikes we would love for you to try on during your first free class! Please call ahead and will have a bike ready for you!

 top

Is this any better for me as a cyclist than spin class?

 YES!!!  Cycling is very muscle specific to YOUR bike!  Spin bikes are built in different positions, and have a different mechanisms of turn.  It’s all about the specificity of muscle development!

 top

Can I use my heart rate monitor? 

 We love heart rate monitors!  If you have a ANT compatible strap, it will integrate with our software, your heart rate info will be include in the reports!

 top

How much can I improve over the winter?

 Computrainer says it best, ‘Our Performance Improvement Guarantee is proven to increase your cycling power by 20% and your speed by 2-4 MPH or your money back!’   Each athlete is individual, but most riders improve 20% during their first year of computrainer riding, 10% years after. 

 top

Questions?!  Let us know!!  

 

The Bike Rack  |::|  2930 Campton Hills Road, St Charles, IL 60175 (Map)  |::|  800-711-BIKE  |::|  E-mail

Hours: Mon,Wed,Fri 10-5:30 Tues,Thur 10-8 Sat 9-5

Join us on Facebook