Designed with your time and rigorous schedule in mind, our mechanical service department comes to you. If you require a new part, simply purchase via our shop and then schedule your desired installation time.
A property manager or doorman can facilitate the bike exchange, and we’ll make the mechanical adjustments you need on site, in our truck outside, or at our Service Course. Schedule regular calendar visits for cleaning and maintenance services via our website to guarantee your priority.
A smart, efficient professional crew of elite and former pro cyclists who treat clients as fellow teammates. Gruppo Stelvio shares a passion for the sport of cycling, with a dose of humor and European spirit to boot.
We simplify the sport of cycling so that you can spend your time where it matters most: on two wheels.
With over ten years of experience, we are renowned for our training expertise, but our philosophy extends to all sports. Our methodology is rooted in evidence-based sports science yielding specific and proven results.
We deliver a training plan, personalized goal setting, tools for nutrition, analysis and support. Each athlete has an individualized trainingpeaks log where both coach and athlete can track results and communicate daily.
WHAT IS A LACTATE THRESHOLD TEST?
As the workload is increases during exercise, the body reaches an equilibrium point where production and clearance of lactic acid balance. Workload increase or inadequate oxygen delivery eventually overwhelm the body’s ability to clear lactate, and the body switches to anaerobic respiration; this is termed the lactate, or anaerobic, threshold. The resulting accumulation of lactate and carbon dioxide in the body, require increased ventilation and quickly leads to fatigue. Knowing the precise point of one’s lactate threshold (LT), therefore, allows the athlete to train at as high intensity as possible without entering anaerobic respiration and fatiguing rapidly.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A LACTATE TEST:
Typically, a VO2 Max test gives a good estimation of where your lactate threshold is. However, to get a precise point it is necessary to measure blood lactate levels throughout a graded exercise test, typically performed on your bike. It is a ramp test, which means set increments of increasing work (power over time) are performed to a consistent cadence (your own preferred rpm) every 3 minutes. Heart rate, Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE), Cadence and Blood lactate (taken via a painless finger prick) are recorded frequently during the session.
Based on the rate of increase of lactate in the blood, your Lactate Threshold (LT) will be determined. This steady state LT test yields the exact value of your Lactate Threshold. We are able to collect this data together with both heart rate and power levels over the profile to scale zones which are used to create structured zones for training to improve both absolute aerobic capacity and the proportion of which is determined by the threshold (i.e. the highest and longest intensity sustainable, usually termed the ‘race pace’ or 1 hr time trial effort) as this is one of the most trainable and easily measured parameters in cycling performance.
After your testing we provide you report which covers your max heart rate, an estimated VO2max (based on data collected during the session) and a graph showing your lactate profile along with guidance on your training weaknesses. We also provide you with your correct heart rate zones to ensure you optimize your training.
Our goal is to determine what has worked with your current set-up and what hasn’t, what injuries you have sustained, and where your essential fit challenges reside. Using a proprietary mix of traditional fitting techniques; modern skeletal, flexibility and muscle length assessments; and cutting edge high speed video analysis of your riding and pedal technique, we match you to your specific bike and dial you in to the millimeter.
Developed by renowned bike fitter Mike Sherry, the Bikeriders fitting solution is a unique blend of scientific research, training and riding experience. It is based on individual anatomy and one-on-one assessment – not a formula solution.
A total fitting runs approximately 2 hours – conducted at our headquarters or in the convenience of your own home – and addresses athlete history, skeletal measurement, and PT analysis (including foot design and pronation). Based on a fitting, we set cycling shoes in terms of cleat placement, q-factor, forefoot reinforcement, and footbeds if necessary, culminating in the most advanced and effective platform to maximize the remainder of your fit.
Then it’s on to the bike. Using high speed video, we break down your pedal stroke in slow motion for measurement analysis of joint angle and isolated leverage points, resulting in a balanced, neutralized skeleton on the bike that promotes safe and efficient riding. The video also serves for improvement comparisons: via real-time video feedback, a cyclist has the necessary visual aids to implement superior position and pedal technique on their own.
– More than 8000 (primarily cycling) items sold
– ‘Power Seller’ ebay status and a high ratings history
– Simply drop off your items to be sold
– We handle the photography, listing and shipment of the sale
– Because we do higher volume sales, we’re entitled discounts on all eBay fees
– Amounts to 50% savings on average
– Significant savings on higher value items
– You don’t need to worry about fraudulent buyers, canceled payments or bounced checks
– We can recognize and manage potentially fraudulent buyers. If for some reason we don’t catch the fraudulent buyer, it won’t cost you anything. We will assume responsibility for the transaction.
– If your item gets lost or damaged in shipping, you won’t have to worry about refunding the buyer because we handle the claims process
-No handling Refunds & partial refunds
– If a buyer is for some reason unsatisfied with their purchase and demands a partial or full refund, we handle the refund process and at no loss to you.
-An eBay Listing Fee varies according to the number of photos posted, the type of auction and other eBay listing options. The listing cost starts at only $0.10 per item and rarely exceed $3.00 per item.
-The eBay Final Value Fee varies slightly, but is on average 9.6% of the final bid amount for your item.
-PayPal is an online money transfer service and over 99% of eBay buyers will choose it as their form of payment.
-We are obligated to offer this form of payment.
-PayPal fees vary according to international transactions, credit card, balance transaction, etc., but amount to 2.7% on average.
-Once we list the item we will provide you with the auction number so you can track the progress. When the sale is complete, we will provide a clear and concise breakdown of all the fees and the final payment amount you will receive.
Gruppo Stelvio has the right to refuse items from prospective third party sellers.
Gruppo Stelvio reserves the right to refuse any ebay purchase offer that is grossly under market value.