If NFL Teams Were Named After Bikes

It started with a Slack message. “There needs to a be a cycling team called the Los Angeles SRAMS,” video producer Pat Heine wrote. “Oooo,” I responded. “Or the Los Angeles Di2 Chargers.”

And so our enthusiasm grew, lobbing bike/football puns like so many end-zone spirals. Along the way, there were guaranteed touchdowns (Pittsburgh Steel-is-Realers), some Hail Marys (Cincinnati Ben-t Derailleur Hangers), and some fumbles (we ended up scrapping the Cleveland AG2R- La Mondiales, much to my chagrin).

AG2R - La Mondiale

Get it? Because their kits are brown?

Laura Beylier

Maybe we took it too far. But either way, here’s what we ended up with:

Tacx Antares Retractable Rollers

Tacx Antares Retractable Rollers

Simple, durable, and designed to help you stay on, these rollers are affordable and great for riders looking to try out rollers.

Kreitler Alloy 4.5 Rollers

Kreitler Alloy 4.5 Rollers
Credit: Kreitler

Simple and durable, these traditional rollers will stand the test of time.

The most affordable, fully immersive smart trainer for those wanting the virtual riding experience.

Kinetic Road Machine Smart Bike Trainer

Kinetic Road Machine Smart Bike Trainer
Credit: Kinetic by Kurt

This is a reliable trainer that lets you get into the virtual world for far less than most.

Headshot of Pat Heine

Video Producer

The resident ultraunner, Pat is a Video Producer who loves all things off-road. When he’s not producing Bicycling’s Tested or The Cut Up for Runner’s World, he’s out running the trails, testing the latest and greatest shoes and gear. He’s always seeking out the longest, toughest races he can find, including Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc, Tor des Géants or setting the fastest known time on the 327-mile Mid State Trail in Pennsylvania.

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