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Week in Tech: Strava training plans, Rapha, WTB saddles, Blackburn seeks Rangers

Strava adds training plans, Rapha's Paris-Nice capsule, WTB launches 2015 saddles, and Blackburn needs Rangers

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Strava adds training plans for Premium members

Strava has introduced a collaboration with CTS that will provide training plans for cyclists with a Strava Premium membership. The plans are customizable, four-week programs that can be tailored for any ability.

Users will be able to select from 10 different training plans, tailored with everything from 10-second sprints to 60-minute hill climbs.

“We are pleased to partner with the experts at CTS, a leading provider of science-based training plans in the endurance sports industry,” said Aaron Forth, chief product officer at Strava in a press release. “This initiative further positions Strava as the central hub to meet all the needs of the athlete”

Rapha launches Paris-Nice To The Sun capsule

Rapha commemorates Paris-Nice, dubbed the Race to the Sun for its frequently cold starts and warm Mediterranean finishes, with its new To The Sun “capsule.” What is a capsule? It is a three-piece set, including a short sleeve jersey, matching lightweight arm warmers, and a cap. Retail price is $220.

All three pieces feature a matching design inspired by chasing sunlight in the early season.


WTB launches redesigned 2015 saddle line

WTB has launched a redesigned 2015 saddle lineup, increasing the range at both the high and low ends. The new lineup features one-piece covers, and most saddles are now available in multiple widths. Popular models like the Rocket and Volt return with minor modifications and increased color and material options.

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Wheels Manufacturing cuts ties with is no longer an authorized reseller of Wheels Manufacturing derailleur hangers, according to a press release from Wheels Manufacturing.

“While is still using Wheels Mfg. product photos and part numbers on their website, the actual derailleur hangers being sold are imported from other manufacturers,” the release reads.

Sales of authentic Wheels Manufacturing derailleur hangers, and other Wheels products, are made by authorized Wheels Mfg. distributors, by specialty retailers, and on the website.

Blackburn seeks riders for Ranger program

Blackburn is looking for six new brand ambassadors for its Ranger program. Rangers are responsible for testing product along iconic routes like the Pacific Coast and Great Divide.

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