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The all-new Felt IA FRD includes everything to make you faster. 
Lighter weight. 
More Stiffness. 
Better comfort, fit and position.

Precision Bikes is proud to be the new and only Felt dealer in Lafayette. 

Models are starting to roll in including the new IAFRD tri bike…. 
Stop by and check them out!!
Photo: Precision Bikes is proud to be the new and only Felt dealer in Lafayette.  Models are starting to roll in including the new IAFRD tri bike and will be  posted. Come stop by and check them out!!

1TT

Thanks to everyone who came out and participated in the TT!!

Also a heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers!
We had had a great success.

Thank you Corner Bar and Geaux Run!

To see more pictures, please click here.

ZippBTA

“Horizontally mounted BTA (between the arms) hydration systems are aerodynamically faster, period. Triathletes who are constantly in pursuit of faster and more efficient systems have known this for a while now.
After seeing athletes struggle with zip tied creations and Velcro® attached monstrosities for years, we were asked by Jordan Rapp to create a real solution to the growing need for a well engineered BTA system that incorporated the computer head unit. So, we tasked our design staff to make it so. Here is what Rapp had to say upon receiving the finished product.
“It’s been amazing to have the support of Ben Waite at ZIPP and Mark Cantella at SRAM® in the evolution of this project. All of my feedback has been welcomed and well-received. Whenever we hit an obstacle, there was always a sense of, “okay, that didn’t work… now how can we fix it?” The goal has always been to make these pieces better and better until we all felt the offering was
the best-in-class. And after getting the final production pieces, I’m confident that’s what we’ve done.”
The demand for a system like this was just that, demanding. We are proud to introduce to you the results of our efforts, the Vuka BTA mount with QuickView.
•Mount frame is forged 6061T6 alloy construction for durability, strength and light weight (104g).
•QuickView quarter turn mount accepts all Garmin® Edge® series head units, and offers multiple positions for placement
and visibility.
•Mounting hardware is laser etched with precision alignment scale, allowing a wide range of adjustability, with exact
placement.”

www.zipp.com

A heartfelt thanks to Frank Camalo for making this possible!

Photo Credits: Jason Cohen

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After a broken leg sidelined his competitive softball playing, Mark Miller’s exercise routine took a different direction. During rehab, the athlete turned to swimming to ease the pressure on his joints. Next, he added cycling and running to his regimen, becoming a world-class triathlete. Eventually, that led to Miller opening his own custom bike shop, Precision Bikes, which recently moved to a bigger space at 114 Rena Drive.

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Mark Miller

Miller’s transition from workout warrior to self-made businessman took several years of intensive training, competing and networking.
Twenty-two years ago, the then 34-year-old competed in his first long-distance race with a group of about 20 local triathletes. Gradually, Miller pulled ahead of the pack, putting 50 half-Ironmans, 27 full-Ironmans and 15 marathons under his belt, including Ironman Roth in Germany and Escape from Alcatraz. In 2010, he reached the pinnacle of the triathlete class, competing in both the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, and the Isklar Norsemen Xtreme Triathlon in Norway.
“The Norsemen was the hardest one for me,” Miller says. “I ended up having to spend 9.5 hours on the bike that day before I started running the 26 miles. It took me right at 15 hours to finish.”
Along the way, Miller befriended John Cobb, owner of Cobb Cycling in Tyler, Texas, who had worked with some of the world’s greatest cyclists including Lance Armstrong and Greg LeMond. “John Cobb taught me the most about cycling and the wind tunnel,” Miller says. “I owe a lot to him for taking me under his wing.”
For a while, Miller trekked to Cobb’s Shreveport cycling shop every weekend to work. “I just wanted to learn the cycling business, and I chased it for a long time,” Miller explains. After a few years, Cobb offered Miller a full-time job running his main warehouse. A year later, Miller decided to return home to open his own store.
With the help of close buddies Frank Camalo and Dr. George Sobiesk, Miller launched Precision Bikes in a small space at 3214 Johnston St. in April 2004. Another long-time friend and co-cyclist, Ruud Vuijsters, designed Miller’s website. Miller quickly became known for his custom-made bikes and personalized fittings. “I feel that I’m more of a destination place now,” Miller says. “Most of what I sell is for the racer, whether it is for the road or a triathlon.”
As demand grew for his customized services, Miller decided to expand to a larger location.
Last year, Miller opened at his new spot on114 Rena Drive. His longtime employee, Amanda Shone, came with him, along with two part-time repairmen. The 3,500-foot space has two repair stations up front and one in the rear; a showroom with racing and cruising bikes, athletic wear, shoes and accessories and a private room for bike fittings. Bike brands include QR, Cervelo, Felt, Colnago, Pinarello, BMC, Specialized and Linus. Clothing lines include Louis Garneau, Zoot, Coeur, Soas and 2XU. For shoes, Precision Bikes carries Sidi, Louis Garneau, Mavic, Specialized and Shimano.
Precision Bikes is Fit Institute Slowtwitch (F.I.S.T.), John Cobb and Retül certified, allowing Miller to custom-fit triathletes with cycles that move along with racers’ bodies. “I guess the thing that I offer that nobody else does is the fitting experience by positioning people on bikes,” Miller says. “Cycling is my passion now. I love going to work.”
Miller’s reputation in the cycling world grew quickly, attracting customers from throughout Louisiana as well as Texas and Mississippi.
Many professional triathletes have dropped by Precision Bikes, including Chris McDonald, Linsey Corbin, Anna Cleaver and world champions Chris McCormack and Miranda Carfrae. Pros have also taught Miller’s cycling camps in Lafayette and Mississippi.
Now that Miller is living his passion, his next goal is to complete the toughest challenge of them all — the USA Ultra Triathlon. Held in Tampa, Fla., this grueling double ironman consists of a 4.8-mile freshwater swim, 224-mile bike course and 52.4-mile run course. Athletes have 36 hours to complete the race.
At 55, Miller shows no signs of slowing down. “I am the last one of the 20 racers that started with me 22 years ago,” he says in his laid-back, unassuming manner. “I’m now training with guys in their 20s.”
Precision Bikes is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and closed Wednesday and Sunday. All fittings by appointment only. For more information, call (337) 981-7686, e-mail markmiller@precisionbikes.com or visit the website at precisionbikes.com.

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It’s that time of the season to make sure you keep hydrated on your rides. 
If you haven’t tried Skratch Labs exercise hydration mix this is the time to try it.
Retail $20
www.skratchlabs.com

“Our Exercise Hydration Mix, also known as “Secret Drink Mix”, was developed and tested in the field with athletes competing in races like the Tour de France. For years, athletes would secretly dump their sponsors’ drinks to replace it with ours, earning the name SDM from the pros who used it. Those athletes will tell you that they felt better, performed better, and didn’t experience the bloating and stomach issues that they did with other sports or electrolyte drinks. The secret was that our drink just worked better. And now that the secret is out, everyone can use this exercise drink mix to optimize hydration – whether cycling, running, skiing, clubbing, or heck, whenever you’re sweating.”

All natural ingredients you can actually pronounce: cane sugar, dextrose, sodium citrate, real fruit, citric acid, magnesium citrate, calcium citrate, potassium citrate, ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
-Only real fruit for flavor
-A light and clean taste profile
-No artificial “anything”
-Less calories and more electrolytes


This past Friday I spent most of the day with Paraic McGlynn at Cyclologic.  I also had the pleasure to meet and spend the day with John Cobb with Cobb Cycling.  At Cyclologic I tested multiple saddles to determine what is the most comfortable saddle.  I had to try multiple saddles with multiple trial runs.  It felt like I did 50 trial runs but it was probably closer to 25 or so.  Most of the trial runs I tested at 220 watts as the control but I did get up to 300-320 watts on some of the trials.  I won’t disclose too much information because Jay Prasuhn will be writing a detailed article on this in Lava Magazine.  I will say that Cobb had some saddles that were certainly more comfortable than others.

John and Paraic accessing my position.

 



This is a side view and this test was painful! It feels like it looks.

 

This photo above is a test with the same saddle using the technology of GebioMized. The only difference is; in the left image I am wearing cycling bibs, in the right image I a wearing tri shorts. A good consideration is to train with your tri shorts more when you get closer to race day.

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-Ironman Champion & 2x Duathlon National Champion

The shop will be closed on Monday, New Years Eve and on New Years Day.
Precision Bikes is closing out  another great year…
A heartfelt thanks to all patrons for your wonderful support!!!