2016 Holiday Gift Guide – Training Aids

There isn’t an endurance athlete in the world who can’t use a little extra help in the training department. Because no matter how good the equipment is, it always comes back to the engine.

Coaching Gift Certificate – $25 – $1000

Quality coaching can make the difference between going home once the race ends and waiting for the trophy presentations to begin. Even the greats use coaching services, and it doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or three-time Kona qualifier. We’re sure that you or your favorite athlete could benefit from a coach as well. The AeroGeeks team has been working with the coaches at IronGoatEndurance and have been happy with the results. One of the best things about IGE are their coaching camps. If you are interested, head on over to their website http://www.irongoatendurance.com/.  Their next camp is in February, which is perfect thing to shake out the winter cobwebs.


TrainerRoad – $36 – $99

Is your favorite athlete looking to get faster but might not be ready to take the plung with one-on-one coaching? Consider a 3,6, or 12 month subscription to TrainerRoad. TrainerRoad features staggering arrays of structured workouts for a number of different disciplines, from a short 30-minute interval session to three-hour percentage-of-FTP endurance fests, and everything in-between.


Wahoo Fitness Bike Desk – $249

Looking to help declutter someone’s pain cave? The fully adjustable Wahoo Fitness Bike Desk incorporates tablet and smartphone stands as well as built-in ports to connect all your computer technology. A steel frame makes it sturdy and a slip-resistant surface will keep everything in place, no matter how much you sweat.


Kinetic Smart Control Power Unit – $549

Know someone who wants to get into Zwift or TrainerRoad but has a “dumb” Kinetic trainer. The new smart control power unit is plug and play with any existing Kinetic trainer frame and immediately provides realistic road feel, app-controlled resistance, super-quiet operation, accurate and reproducible data and the ability to make it all work for you on any bluetooth connected device. You also get we a 6-month free Smart Subscription to the Kinetic Fit app (https://www.kinetic.fit) with any Smart Control purchase.


Tacx NEO Smart – $1,499

The Tacx NEO Smart is one of the most expensive items on our gift guide – but it may be the item that gets the absolute most use. The NEO Smart is one of the quietest trainers out there yet can produce resistance all the way up to 2200 watts. It will simulate a road slope up to 25%. Beyond having ANT+, as expected, it also has Bluetooth Smart. And now, with the most recent software updates, it can even create road vibrations to simulate the cobbles of Belgium and sands of Wattopia.