So You Have $1500…

  • By Scott Fliegelman
  • Published Apr 30, 2012
  • Updated Oct 31, 2014 at 4:38 PM UTC
Photo: Nils Nilsen

A Coach
It’s likely no other purchase will improve your bike speed as much as quality coaching. If possible, find a coach in your area ( has listings on a map), or consider a reputable online coaching service such as The new athlete-coach matching program on is also a helpful resource.

Tip: If a coach is out of your budget, a heart rate monitor is an effective tool to take out some of the subjectivity so you can plan effective training based on actual workout performance.

RELATED: Eight Reasons Your Coach Hates You

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