Colleen Conlon distinctly remembers her first indoor cycling class. It was back in 2010, and she wasn’t a big fan. “It was back in high school, when I was living in Delaware, and one of my girl friends asked me to go...
You can learn a lot in eight years. ForShimano IndoorCycling Ambassador Crystal Bonham, her eight-year stint as an indoor cycling instructor can be dissected into hundreds of classes for thousands of riders across Utah, Texas and California. It’s safe to say she mastered her craft quite a while ago.
Visit any cycling studio and you’ll likely hear about the benefits of “clipping in.” Specially designed cycling shoes with cleats attached to the bottom can help boost your power and improve your stability and safety on the bike. By keeping your feet securely in place and connected to the pedals, clipping in will help you ride farther and push harder.
In the last decade, the popularity of indoor cycling has truly transformed the fitness world. But enthusiasts have always had just two choices when it comes to footwear: cramping up and losing ride efficiency in regular sneakers, or hobbling around classes in cycling shoes that were built for the road, not the gym.