Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Turbo Charge Your Power with T3's INDOOR CYCLING PROGRAM

Coach-Directed Cycling Classes Start Soon. Act NOW!

You will be in better shape than ever at the start of the Spring riding and racing season!  Don't be left behind... Go for it!

For details and program offerings, go to our website,   

To register, stop in or call the store, 317-257-1117. Space for Coach-directed classes is limited so register early!

Sign up by October 17th and Save 10%!

               Cool Creek Commons,              
               (317) 257-1117         |         2508 E. 146th St. Carmel, IN        |      T3 Cycling and Triathlon

Thursday, October 1, 2015

[Video Review] 2016 BMC ALR01 - Brand New for 2016

2016 BMC TeamMachine ALR01 - Their FIRST Aluminum Bike! Interbike 2015                 

Tyler Miller of BMC took some time with us at BMCs booth during Interbike 2015. The first bike he shows us is BRAND NEW: The 2015 TeamMachine ALR. 

The purpose of the Teammachine ALR01 road series delivers BMC's Swiss, Premium, Performance values to cyclists that have long-dreamed of owning their own BMC.

BMC didn't want to create a standard an aluminum bike and slap their name on it, though. They wanted to make sure to adopt the features that makes the SLR series so great. For instance: there isn't a single round tube on the entire frame.

It comes with a complete Shimano Ultegra groupset from Sora all the way up to Ultegra.

Swiss precision, incredible ride quality, accessible price point.
This bike has it all.

Come in to T3 Cycling and Triathlon today and let us help you find the right bike for you!

               Cool Creek Commons,              
               (317) 257-1117         |         2508 E. 146th St. Carmel, IN        |      T3 Cycling and Triathlon

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Bike Maintenance Clinics At T3 Cycling and Triathlon

You Asked For 'Em, You Got 'Em

Many people have been coming in to the shop and asking us to put on some Bicycle Maintenance Clinics.

We heard you.

The first one is on Wednesday, October 7th, at 6PM.

We will also have clinics at 6PM on the first Wednesday of November (4th) and December (2nd)

Topics covered will include:

  • How to change a flat tire in 5 min or less.
  • How to properly clean your chain and drive train. 
  • How to clean your bike and keep it looking like new!
  • How to make minor derailleur and brake adjustments.
  • How to check for excessive tire wear.  
  • How to properly torque down stems, seatpost clamps and other fittings using a torque wrench. 
  • How to flip'll just have to come and see! 

               Cool Creek Commons,              
               (317) 257-1117         |         2508 E. 146th St. Carmel, IN        |      T3 Cycling and Triathlon

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

[VIDEO] Amazing Cyclist Nicole Frýbortová krasojízda Does Some Amazing Things On Her Bike

INCREDIBLE Video Shows Slovakian Woman Ride A Bike Like You've Never Seen!

If your jaw dropped when you watched this video, you can be sure you are human. An incredible mix of gymnastics, ballet, and of course cycling, Artistic Cycling has gone viral as a result of Nicole's breath-taking performance. Incredibly, there have been Official World Championships since 1956, though Nicholas Edward Kauffman held an unofficial World Championship as early as 1888!

Nicole Frýbortová began devoting her life at the young age of seven. She vowed to enhance her artistic cycling skill to a level that is unmatched. Through exercises in Sokol Brno Řečkovice, she now competes in competitions worldwide.

Now 21, she represents the country of Slovakia and is presently preparing for nomination races and World Championships later this year. She has a dream on reaching the figure cycling elite- and we have a feeling she’s well on her way!
Without question, her years of dedication and training shine with her jaw-dropping stunts and acrobatics on the bike. Competing since 2007, she has several East European championships under her belt. -

               Cool Creek Commons,              
               (317) 257-1117         |         2508 E. 146th St. Carmel, IN        |      T3 Cycling and Triathlon

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Make Sure You Can Be Seen On The Road - Lights At T3!

Lights From Serfas, RavX, Cygolite Nathan and MORE

Here are just some of the lights we have in stock at T3

1. Serfas 5-LED Tail-light

  • USB Rechargable 5 LED Taillight
  • Smart USB Charger makes it impossible to overcharge
  • Quick and Easy installation - No tools required
  • Can be mounted practically anywhere
  • 4 modes that includes 2 flash modes

2. Serfas Beacon Tail-Light

Superbright taillight

  • 1/2 watt Center LED with 2 additional LEDs
  • Visible up to 1 Mile
  • Fits Serfas Universal Taillight Bracket
  • 3 Modes: Steady, Flashing, Alternating Flash
  • Burn Time: Up to 80 Hours (flash)

3. RavX Ignite-X Headlight

  • Constant level of brightness throughout battery life
  • 4 Modes (Low, medium, high, flashing)
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion battery
  • CNC machined alloy body
  • Tool free light & battery mounting
  • Water resistant battery
  • Threaded seal cable jacks
  • Water resistant light housing

Weight (light, battery, cables & straps): 370g
Lumens: 800
Battery life: 3 -6 hours
Battery recharge time: 3.5 hours

4. Serfas Thunderbolt Tail-Light

  • Produces 35 lumens of pure red light
  • USB rechargeable light, that fully charges in 3.5 hours
  • Features 30-mini LED strip
  • Features a water resistant silicone body and unique mounting options
  • Modes: high beam, low beam and two flash modes Run times: 1.75 hours (high beam); 3 hours (low beam); 7 hours (high blink); 9.5 hours (low blink)


  • Quickly and securely attaches to heel of your shoe
  • Super lightweight so you don't feel a thing
  • Multi-settings for high visibility and added safety
  • Waterproof so you can run longer in any weather
  • Easily replaceable watch battery offers 100+ hours of illumination
  • Usage Instructions: Press and hold power button for 2-3 seconds to turn on. Press again to switch between steady and strobe modes. Press and hold power button for 2-3 seconds to turn off.

Come in to T3 Cycling and Triathlon today to see our full selection of lights, as well as all of our other great cycling, running, swimming, and triathlon gear!

               Cool Creek Commons,              
               (317) 257-1117         |         2508 E. 146th St. Carmel, IN        |      T3 Cycling and Triathlon

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Do You Need Help Choosing A Road Bike?

Buying A Road Bike Doesn't Have To Be Difficult

We Have A Lot Of Experience Helping Riders Just Like You Find The Best Bike For Their Needs. Check Out This List of Pointers To Help With Your Decision


1. Budget

Determine how much you are willing to spend on your cycling habit.

Are you a beginner? Intermediate? Expert? Do you race?  Looking to ride on gravel? Pavement? Track? Dirt Road?

All of these can factor into the price of the bike you may be interested. You should make a budget before you buy and stick relatively close to it.

2. Extra items

If this is your first bike, or at least first in a while, you want to factor extra items like a helmet, gloves, and cycling apparel into the budget. You may also want certain items like road shoes, clipless pedals, and cycling glasses too. About $200 should be enough to get just about everything you need.

3. Maintenance


Another $200 should be considered for yearly repair and replacement of parts. This would include a
new set of tires, a new chain, and some workshop labor. You can also save some money by trying to do some of the work yourself in your own garage if you are confident and willing to get a little dirty.

4. On-the-Road Emergency Items

There are a lot of things you could put in your saddle bag or handlebar bag, but the most important items are: a puncture repair kit, lights, a lock, and tire levers.

You may also want a frame pump to help in those extra sticky situations. $60-$120 will cover most of these, depending on the quality of the lock you buy.

 5. Frame Composition

Now we get into the nitty gritty. Alloy? Steel? Aluminum? Carbon?

From this point onwards, oversized aluminium tubing is pretty much dominant. As you head towards the $1,000 mark, you might start seeing the appearance of carbon in the fork, and possibly portions of the frame. Steel is the most forgiving of the trio, and will tolerate the most neglect, as long as you don’t let it rust. Aluminium takes hard knocks in its stride but has to be watched more closely after about three years or more of use as it has a limited fatigue life. Carbon is the most temperamental as any cracks or frame damage from careless use usually mean the bike is toast. You should only consider carbon if you’ve got a long commute on good roads or are planning more serious riding beyond your everyday jaunt to work. 

6. Sizing and Fitting

  NOTE: Fitting is best accomplished by a professional. See the Top 5 reasons to get a fit here.

Like with clothes and shoes sizing tends to vary between manufacturers, so while you might need a bike with a 54cm frame from one brand, you might require a slightly smaller or bigger size from another. You should stand over the bike with both feet flat on the ground, legs close together. Lift the bike up or look at the amount of clearance: you should be able to lift the front and back wheels evenly off the ground by about 7 to 8cm, which should give the equivalent clearance between your crotch and top tube. As always, ask us if you are not sure.
Equally important is the reach, or distance from the saddle to the bars – a test ride will help you to determine if your position on the bike of your choice is going to be comfortable or not, and our experienced shop staff are trained to help you achieve this correctly. 

We hope to see you soon!

  (317) 257-1117         |          2508 E. 146th St. Carmel, IN           |          T3 Cycling and Triathlon

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Natural, Delicious, Vegan-Friendly Huma Gels

Huma Gels - Chia Energy Supplements For Runners, Cyclists, Triathletes and Other Endurance Athletes

6 Amazing Flavors!

By consuming Hüma’s special carbohydrate blend before and during exercise, you supply your body with extra glucose through digestion. This allows your glycogen stores to last longer.

While there are many potential sources of carbohydrates, Hüma energy gels are a great balance between having a lot of liquid sloshing around in your stomach and eating solid food which can take too long to digest effectively.

Hüma energy gels pack a strategic carbohydrate punch of 100 calories/21g carbohydrates per pouch since the average person can digest 100-150 calories per 1/2 hour. On top of that, Hüma energy gels specifically use carbohydrates known to efficiently convert into glucose.

So whether you’re playing sports with friends or 3 hours into a triathlon, Hüma is a great-tasting, all-natural way to get the energy you need!
Look at this small sample of real customers from the Huma website:

Marathon Mom: “My first thought, “I want more, I could eat this for a snack!"
The Rushing Herd: “Talk about delicious! I could eat those things all day long."
Girls Got Sole: “I’m already planning on ordering some more"
Jill Conyers: “I will be using Huma Chia Energy Gels to train and run 50 miles."
From Fran To Flash: “I would recommend it to anyone"
Silk And Tofu: “Pure happiness."
From Icecream To Marathon: “you might think with all the healthy stuff, they might not taste very good…but they do!"

  (317) 257-1117         |          2508 E. 146th St. Carmel, IN           |          T3 Cycling and Triathlon