Stages Link: A training platform designed to help you become a better rider.
The Stages Link apps simply provide an automatic mobile-based connection between Stages Dash and the Stages Link coaching and analytics services.
Stages Link is a hub of cloud-based coaching, education, training analysis and equipment management tools. Developed collaboratively with the analytics experts at Today’s Plan, the system is backed by the industry’s most advanced analysis capabilities currently used in the professional peloton.
Using Link Riders Can:
Stages Link has been developed by the experts at Today’s Plan who have experience working with some of the brightest and best minds in the sport of cycling — the coaches, physiologists, and experts at Trek-Segafredo, and Team Sky professional cycling teams.
The same data used to monitor and prepare the superstars of cycling for their competitions is now available for every rider via Stages Link. No matter what their goal, the Stages Link equips riders with the tools to help them achieve their goals.
– Benjamin Sharp, Former Olympic Coach and Stages Power Education Specialist
The Stages Link Difference
A power meter is a tool, and unlike a pair of aerodynamic carbon fiber wheels, putting a Stages Power meter does not instantly make you a faster cyclist.
Link helps riders get the most out of their power meter.
Training Plan Generator
Training plans are generated based on your self-assessment and other key parameters — like weekly availability to train, ride type, event date.
If a rider uses a coach, Stages Link allows them to connect their account to their coach who uses Today’s Plan. The coach can build training plans as usual for their athlete and the workouts will seamlessly appear on the riders Stages Link calendar. It’s the best of all worlds: hardware monitoring, the most robust training tool on the market, and the input of a qualified coach.
The Stages Link plan generator provides inspiration and confidence for riders to meet their goals, it is not intended to take the place of a coach.
Workout Compliance Score
Stages Link pushes workouts directly to the Stages Dash head unit. When the workout is completed, the ride file is overlaid with the prescribed workout, and generates a Workout Compliance Score (WCS).
This view allows a rider and coach to see what the athlete is doing on the bike versus what was prescribed for the day. For example, were intervals performed in the correct zone? Was the recovery period actually recovery? Was the ride the prescribed duration? Etc.
The Stages Dash head unit experience is optimized via Stages Link. For example, screen settings can be optimized for the individual riders needs on Stages Link and then are pushed automatically to the Dash head unit. This eliminated dozens of button pushes on the head unit.
Power Meter Maintenance
Stages Link monitors settings in all associated sensors (e.g. Stages Power meters, Stages Dash, other brand head units and power meters).
It sends alert notifications to the riders when battery voltage is below a certain limit, if there is a mismatch between the threshold values in a head unit vs. in Dash or, if a zero reset hasn’t been performed recently and more.
Stages Link Enables Your Best Performance Ever.
Stages Link teaches riders how to use power as a tool for performance. Without guidance and some rudimentary file analysis, a power meter paired with a head unit is simply a random number generator. With an optimized training plan and feedback from Stages Link, every rider will see improvements.
Stages Link has dozens of graphs that allow for in-depth individual power/heart rate file analysis. Both on the most minute scale with second by second graphing of each activity and from a 30,000 ft view, with Seasonal tracking/planning.
For new riders Stages Link has basic, well-thought-out graphs that help them analyze their ride, without being overwhelmed with information overload. Analyzing file data can be daunting and it’s our aim with Stages Link to simplify the process and expose the rider to more-and-more detailed, complex analysis as they become more proficient with Stages Link and using power as a training metric.
Currently, we are in open beta and anyone can sign up.
Early May you can register for a full account and gain access to an 8-Week complimentary premium membership.
Riders have complimentary access to Stages Power meter and Stages Dash device management (including configuration tools, firmware updates, metadata tracking, etc.).