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Tested: Gary’s Panforte from Clif Bar

What is panforte? All I know is that it’s some Italian food, probably a snack or dessert, that sounds a little like fruitcake here in the USA. And I know that Gary Erickson, founder of Clif Bar, must have liked it, because it’s a new flavor for […]

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Ask Levi: How Do I Pick the Right Tire Pressure?

Today’s question is about deciding on the correct tire pressure for road bike tires… Hi, Wha’st the correct tire pressure for your road bike tires? I’ve heard 100, 110 and 120 lbs. Does it depend upon weight? I’m about 6’1″‘ and weigh 165lbs. Thanks, Under Pressure Hi […]

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Why Heavy Bikes and Headwinds Don’t Give You Better Workouts

I have written about heavy bikes and headwinds in the past, but one particular question gets asked over and over. So I’m going to put an end to it, once and for all! Hey Levi, Thank you for your reviews which I consider practical and objective, and […]

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Are You Ready To Race?

So, how do you know when you’re ready to line up for your first ever road bike race? There are two ways to look at it. The short answer is, just do it. The best way to get better at racing is to race more, so the […]

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An Embarrassing But Necessary Guide to Yoga Clothes for Men

Typical yoga clothes are worse for men than skin-tight lycra. We’re used to dressing like fools on the bike, but not in a gym crowded with others! It’s still sort of embarrassing for men to even show up to a yoga studio, let alone go shopping for […]

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My Stance on Research Studies (And Why I Don’t Like Them)

Do research studies annoy anyone else as much as they annoy me? I hardly ever mention research studies here on, and it’s highly unlikely I would ever alter my training or nutrition based on a single new study, no matter how promising it sounds. Don’t get […]

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Sitting At Work Increases Your Chance Of Dying – Are Cyclists In Trouble?!

Normally I ignore studies that make it into the mainstream media. They usually don’t amount to anything more than “if you eat junk food all day and don’t exercise, you are more likely to gain weight and suffer health complications.” But I was looking at some research […]

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How to Put The Endurance Plate to Work for You!

Earlier this year I designed a visual diet plan for endurance athletes. It looks like the MyPlate from the USDA, but this one is specifically for endurance athletes such as runners, cyclists, and triathletes. It’s called The Endurance Plate. If you haven’t seen this yet, go check […]

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Ask Levi: Diet Analysis For Maximum Performance?

Today’s question is about maximizing cycling performance through a diet analysis and update… Coach Levi, First off I love reading your site and feel that I am learning alot! I was wondering if you could possibly address a nutrition question I have as I am struggling in […]

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Tested: Voler Campione White Bib Shorts

Based on my good luck with Voler bib shorts (I loved the Voler Elite bibs,) I picked up a pair of the Voler Campione bib shorts. The Campione bibs are bright white! Here is my review…

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5 Tips For Riding a Mountain Bike In a Road Race

A lot of small, local road races include a mountain bike category. This is nice because a lot of recreational riders do not own road bikes, but still want to be able to compete in their hometown race. Here are tips to make the most of your slower bike…

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Tested: Sidi Dominator 5 Lorica MTB Shoes

Despite my fixation on fixing old shoes with Shoe Goo, eventually my old Northwaves had to retire from racing, and I had to choose something new to take their place. Being a huge fan of Sidi, I chose the Sidi Dominator 5 for my new MTB racing shoes. Here is my review…

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Tested: PowerBar Performance Bar

After years of writing about the latest and greatest new offerings in the energy bar world, I’m taking the time to point out the energy bar that has stood by my side for well over a decade – the PowerBar Performance Bar. Here is my review of this classic but still awesome energy bar…

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Mountain Bike Sizing Explained

One very popular topic that’s always asked about online is mountain bike sizing. But here’s the funny part – you need to get off the internet and spend some quality time with some real mountain bikes to learn about sizing them! But since it is so important […]

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Tested: FLEXR Sports Bottle

For something as simple and basic as a water bottle, we sure have had a lot of innovation the past few years! We had the BPA fiasco and all the new BPA-free bottles, bottles with new types of insulation, and bottles with new bite valves on the […]

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Hi, I'm Coach Levi. I'm a USA Cycling Certified Level 3 Coach as well as Level 1 Certified with Precision Nutrition. Want to feel better, ride faster, and look great? Let's work together!

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Coach Levi is my favorite child and favorite cycling coach. I'd choose him over Christoper McCarmikael even. Did I mention that Levi can coach you to a healthier lifestyle where you look and feel your best?
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