Elements of Style

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Can you ride? Really ride? Can you Suffer with style? Make profound Suffering look effortless?

Although it has very little Suffering in it, Elements of Style may just be our most important video everDeveloped together with the expert team at CyclingTips and shot on location in Wanaka, New Zealand, this 39 minute video provides the very foundation upon which all your Suffering must rest.

Over the course of six specific drills, you’ll learn and practice:

  • An exclusive 9-point ‘Systems Check’ you can use on any ride to get into your optimal position.
  • A 4-step process for standing up on a climb and generating more power.
  • How to engage your core, including your glutes, for more stability and power.
  • The components of a smooth pedal stroke and how to bring them together at both low and high cadences.
  • How to stay relaxed and efficient under pressure.

Narrated by one of the best cycling commentators in the world, Eurosport’s Carlton Kirby, you’ll get clear instructions about exactly what to do, when and why. We guarantee it will change the way you think about your riding style after doing it JUST ONCE. Do it five times and you’ll automatically adjust your position while out on rides. Do it 10 times and Sufferlandrian angels will burst into tears at the sheer epic beauty of you kicking the crap out of your competition all the while making it look effortless.

 *** Download includes a FREE PDF from CyclingTips with further style tips. Look in the .zip folder after download. ***


The full Elements of Style workout is:


  • 3:00 – Warm-up
  • 1:40 – Systems Check
  • 7:50 – Pedal Stroke Drills
  • :30 – Recovery
  • 4:40 Low Cadence Drill
  • :30 – Recovery
  • 6:00 – High Cadence Drill
  • 1:00 – Recover
  • 3:00 – Systems Check Under Pressure
  • :45 – Recovery
  • 3:00 – Climbing with Core
  • :30 – Steady
  • 1:40 – Hard Climbing
  • 1:45 – Cool Down


ELEMENTS OF STYLE is available exclusively on The Sufferfest App. Get the app here >>>

Unconstitued Adventures Blog

“9/10 – Nailed it. Ambitious session that achieves the holy grail – making you want to work on form and enjoy it.” (Also in Mandarin:

The Crankset

“A brilliantly designed and beautifully presented series of drills…do this once a week as part of your general training… you’ll find yourself becoming smoother, faster, and damn it better looking.”

Sykkelerik (Norway)

“Very useful – structured and inspired. Well done!”

The Wannabe Racer

“I never considered riding my bike to be an ab workout until I did this video. The importance of maintaining a strong core is emphasized throughout and you can feel it by the end, especially if you have a weak core like me.”

Bicycles Network Australia

“As a novice it can set you on the right path and get you into good form. As a seasoned cyclist you may already have good style, and this video will help raise awareness and fine tune your action so that you are more efficient.”

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