For the community of athletes who suffer long miles and final climbs day after day to achieve their goals, we proudly help them suffer less.
North America’s #1 ranked continental cycling team
The team is always looking to provide our athletes with the best equipment and tools to allow them to perform at their full potential. Topical Edge performance lotion will allow our athletes to train with more intensity and recover faster – both critical to performing at the highest level. — Jonas Carney, Performance Manager at Rally Cycling
Producer of more cycling champions than any other endurance coaching company, CTS has coached thousands of individuals and holds training camps and bucket list events
Todd Wells is a professional cyclist with 14 national championship titles across 4 disciplines. Wells races for the SRAM/TLD Factory Racing team for mountain bike racing.
In cyclo-cross, Wells captured the 2001, 2005 and 2010 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships. In mountain bike, Todd is a 12 time national champion in XC, STXC and marathon. He is a 3 time Leadville Trail 100 winner, 3 time Pan Am Champion as well as winner of La Ruta de los Conquistadores.
I'm really excited to be partnering with Topical Edge. I used the lotion quite a bit last year and it's amazing. I originally wanted to keep it quiet and not let anyone in the on the secret but it's just too good to keep under wraps. For anyone familiar with the benefits lactic buffers, it delivers all the benefits without the downsides. — Todd Wells, 12-time MTB National Champion
Professional men's cycling team based in the USA
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Applying Topical Edge before a race gives me confidence to go out and put myself in a position to win. Its a huge mental boost knowing I have the extra advantage when its time to make the winning move and that my legs will be ready to respond. - Innokenty Zavyalov
13-chapter cycling team with 340+ elite athletes
I have now been using Topical Edge Since September 2016, when I was first introduced to the product. Right away I found it to be pretty amazing. The effect it has on lactic acid building up is noticeable. I find that I'm able to push harder and longer without fatigue setting in so early. I have used the product in cycling, swimming, and running; in all cases it had very positive effects. This will be the new secret to success, but not for long. As soon as word gets out it will be a staple in every athlete's regimen. — Chris DeMarchi, Co-founder of Monster Media Racing
#1 development destination for NBA players, international teams, and student athletes
With the high-volume training load of our professional clients, maximizing each session and post-workout recovery is essential for development. Topical Edge gives our players an advantage by helping to sustain intensity within a workout, and helps their legs feel fresh and rejuvenated for the next training session. It's an indispensable part of our program." — Joe Abunassar, Founder of Impact Basketball
"Topical Edge definitely gave me the Edge I needed. After 63 miles in 93 degree heat and 46% humidity, my legs still had what I asked of them at the finish to win the National Championship. As a competitive athlete as well as a coach, I have to be discerning when it comes to any product or practice that promises performance improvements. This stuff works, period!" - Michael
"I've been using Topical Edge for my toughest IRONMAN training rides & this stuff works! My legs don't get as tired & recovery is faster." - Megan
Megan Porteous grew up swimming competitively in Northern California. At age 14, she discovered volleyball and ultimately went on to play D1 volleyball at Santa Clara University and even made an appearance at the NCAA D1 Volleyball Final Four. After college, she found running then biking and with her swimming background, triathlon was a natural fit. Megan has completed two 70.3 distance triathlons and is training for her first full distance Ironman this summer. When she’s not swimming, biking, or running, Megan can be found backpacking and skiing in the Rockies near her home in Utah.
"This is the secret weapon that works so well, you can’t keep it a secret. One of the best working products I have ever tried. A must have for any competitive athlete! As far as cycling, with Topical Edge, it is like you get an entire extra book of matches and then zero post-race soreness! I have been using Topical Edge for the majority of my 2017 Crit season and it has been a real game changer. For stage racing or multi-day races it is a huge benefit to be able to go deep day after day with no soreness or muscle fatigue. As I saw someone else say, it works so well, you almost don’t want to tell people about it." - Braxton
About the Oklahoma Bicycle Project
Oklahoma Bicycle Project (OBP) is a first year domestic elite cycling team based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Their mission is to promote community health by fostering long term growth and development of cycling in Oklahoma (And of course, win races!) Some notable wins are the Oklahoma State Championship Road Race and the Oklahoma State Championship Crit along with 2 wins overseas in Belgium against Lotto-Soudal and other elite European competition.
"I started using Topical Edge at the beginning of the Texas State Championships this spring and I was hooked. Topical Edge helped me push my body to the extreme without all the negative impacts of most lactic buffers on the market. All the way to a overall win!" - Blake
Blake is a USAC Category 1 mountain bike racer. He is the 2017 overall Texas state champion in age 30-39 Category 1 and team captain of the #1 team in Texas, Team PACC Plano Cycling and Fitness, who won the Texas Team Championship back to back in 2016 and 2017.
"Legs are legs, bikes are bikes, Topical Edge takes care of the rest for a great pain free performance." - Giuseppe
Giuseppe Ciuffa is founder and CEO of Giuseppe Fine Restaurants & Catering. Outgoing yet highly focused, seemingly carefree yet often seen biting his nails worrying over the placement of a table dressing or garnish on a plate, Giuseppe is both health conscious and food obsessed as only a native Italian could be. If it has to do with him, it must be the greatest, the most nutritious, the most delicious… and more. Ordinary is not enough. It must be extraordinary.
Giuseppe is a man of many strong passions—a die-hard triathlete, a popular spinning instructor, an avid surfer, husband, father and patron of the arts. He is an active member of the philanthropic community, personally supporting organizations such as Challenged Athletes Foundation through the Million Dollar Challenge ride and other triathlons. He is a board member of PEERS Network, a group of CEOs that focuses on local philanthropy and business growth.
Photo credit: Anna Buster
WIRED Athletes is committed to providing wounded, ill, and injured veteran and active-duty athletes with opportunities to use sport as a platform to empower individuals in their transition from military to civilian life. Athletes can choose from cycling, triathlon, adventure racing, surfing, and paddle sports to create an integrative experience aimed to increase self-confidence and enjoyment in sport and at home.
"About 6 weeks ago I was introduced to Topical Edge athlete performance lotion. I really struggle with lactic acid build up, especially when going from the bike to the run. I have now used the product up to 10 times for interval training on the bike as well as running including speed work, long and slow runs, as well hill training. Each time I have noticed a significant difference in lactic acid build up during training. I was really surprised at how noticeable it was. I really noticed much less of a heavy lethargic feeling when doing a bike/run brick.
Through trial and error I have decided that it works best if I apply it 20 min prior to doing my warm up. They come in individual packages so easy to use and less mess and waste. I like that I don't have to worry about any ramifications with testing from WADA as there are no banned substances.
I am really happy with the results and to have Topical Edge as another weapon for faster times and quicker recoveries." - Madi
Madi, aka Madi Fastpants, is a vegan pro triathlete who has been fortunate enough to pursue her goal of racing with the best female athletes in the world. She is currently racing ITU draft legal racing as well Olympic Distance triathlon with a few fun adventures in-between. Madi doesn't remember loving anything as much as the thrill of getting to the start line. It all started when she was 12 years old and crossed the finish line at Ironman Canada with her Mom. From there, her path was set. Committing to consistancy and incredible patience has been her work in progress. Madi claims there is nothing better than standing on a start line and knowing you have put in the work and the time.
"After 54 years in this planet and many of those either running/riding competitively, I tend to approach anything new with skepticism. But I have to say after my last omnium for the season, I found out that Topical Edge works!
With my fitness level a bit down and some strong teammates, I figured I would do my best at just doing some hard work helping the team put some guys on the podium. The two days of racing were crazy hot.
With a short explosive effort in the TT Saturday morning, followed by a downtown crit in the middle of the day got me in the red early. My job at the crit was keep things together early and then take as many flyers as I could to thin down the group for the faster finishers on my team. Found myself at the front with a lap to go and just buried myself. Really expected with the high temps and lack of speed work for my legs to feel like mush at the end. I have to say, I was wasted but my legs were okay. Knew I had a very hilly 45+ road race in the heat of the day Sunday would be the true answer if Topical Edge was really working or not.
After going to the front in the very first long climb and trying to stay away and make other teams chase me all day. I again found myself doing a large amount of work at the head of the peloton for my teammate who was sitting second overall. Just staying on the front putting out the watts best I could all the way to the foot of the final 3.5 mile climb that averages 8% but has a section of 18%. So I figured once there - day done and it would be survival mode to get to the finish. Totally spent and dehydrated I unzipped my jersey and expected the worse. But I just got into my pain cave - rode my own tempo and waited for the cramps I knew were coming. Not one of my faster climbs. But I was able just to keep the legs turning and actually held on to a decent finish to put myself 3rd on the podium in the Masters 50/60. Felt like I was bleeding from my eyes, but never had a single twinge of leg cramps. Without the longer ride in my legs, I have to give the credit to Topical Edge. I applied it to both legs before all races and it works. Simple application and I'm done. I like that process a lot.
I plan to keep using it through the off season in some gravel grinders and long training rides. Already recommending it to my teammates in cyclocross. Can't thank you enough for turning me on to this. Really good stuff!" - Adam
"At first blush, this stuff works. I've been rocking Topical Edge on my Saturday Bubba rides. I'm out of shape. Too much work and not enough play put me in a bad spot, creating better circumstances to test this stuff.
Bubba rides are 60-80 miles with 2-3 climbs, so not easy rides in quality or quantity. Usually, I can hang with these guys early but after every pit stop, the fatigue and stiffness steadily set in as we roll away for the next segment. What I noticed with Topical Edge is the lack of built up "junk" in my legs that my lack of fitness couldn't clear. It allowed me to stay with the fast guys longer and deeper into the ride. I love it." - David
"Here are a couple of quick updates from the team and the 12 hour race we raced a few weeks ago.
The Bicycle Company / No Tubes team had numerous 4 person teams, and like always we go out to get on the podium. I decided to race with the old man old school team which is a group of guys that I have been racing with since the early 90's. Throughout the years we have done numerous 12 and 24 hour races. Sadly they took away the over 200 age group combined which is what we used to race and win. So that said, we didn't expect to get on the podium. I assembled the "dream team" which is some of the fastest guys on the No Tubes Team to make sure we topped the podium as we have every race in the series so far.
The Bicycle Company / No Tubes wound up 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th. So 4 No Tubes Teams on top the podium and won the Zia Rides Series overall 4 person team. The "old man team" was 3rd and the team that Greg and Darin assembled was 4th but right on our heels. You will have to get testimony from Greg and his team as they were running faster laps than my guys but my fast laps kept us up somehow.
I used the Topical Edge for all 3 laps including the run. I am not a runner whatsoever. I try to hike a few times per week just for some cross training and to get ready for CX season. Somehow I was voted to do the "short" lemans style start to the bikes. I figured everyone would kill me on the run but was surprised to find myself 5th to the bike and 4th into the single track. Within the first 5 minutes I had reeled in the guy that was out in front. He is young and fast so I figured I should sit in and get my wits back and pull myself together. Within the next 10 minutes, 2 of the top riders in the state caught both of us and slowly started to pull away. It was then when I decided that was unacceptable so I went around the young guy and reeled both of them back in through the rocky single track in the woods. About 3/4 of the way through the lap, I was right on the wheels of the two guys but this is where the climbing on the course started which led us back to the finish. I slowly lost a bit of contact with them but could close the gap a bit during some of the techy sections. I wound up 3rd place on the first opening lap and had the 3rd fastest lap out of the whole race. I can tell you the Topical Edge works for me for sure, No doubt." - Rich
"Topical Edge makes the hard days easier. It gives me a competitive boost that allows me to push through one final interval or give one final attack. I find using Topical Edge during the toughest training blocks is most beneficial because it reduces the lactic acid buildup and keeps my legs feeling fresh for the next days workout. Topical Edge has given me an advantage over the competition which helps me achieve my goals.
Positive results so far especially during the high intensity stuff. One cool result from using Topical Edge was that I PR’d a 12 minute climb that I had done in a race. My training effort was faster than my race effort." - Jonathan