Wahoo Kickr Climb Adapter Review GPLama

Wahoo Kickr CLIMB Adapter Review // Kickr MOVE with Gradient Simulation!

The Wahoo KICKR Climb adapter for compatibility with the Kickr MOVE smart trainer arrived in the Lama Lab last week and has been put through its paces. This video covers off all the details of the new Climb Adapter and dives into a few interesting details about how Zwift sends gradient commands to smart trainers. […]

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Shimano Hollowtech II Crank Recall GPLama

Shimano Hollowtech II Road Crankset Recall // What You Need to Know

One of the biggest cycling product recalls (technically a voluntary recall) in recent years. Shimano have acknowledged an long-known issue with their Hollowtech II cranksets failing and have implemented an inspection and replacement program, worldwide. After a few days of dust settling on this one, this video answers the question of ‘what to do’ if […]

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Magpie Swooping GPLama

New “Magpie Proof” Helmet Tested Against The Most AGGRESSIVE Aussie Magpies!

The season has arrived in Australia when our indigenous Magpies (distinct from magpies in other regions of the world) commence their annual swooping initiative, aimed at safeguarding their nests from potential threats. While I’ve never witnessed a cyclist attempting to ascend a tree in pursuit of baby magpies for a meal, it doesn’t deter these […]

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Wahoo Kickr SHIFT Review GPLama

Wahoo KICKR BIKE SHIFT Smart Bike Review // Cheaper, Quieter, Accurate!

A new smart bike product introduced to the Wahoo indoor training ecosystem for 2023 that brings with it a lower price point with no notable drop in performance. This video covers all the details of the new Kickr BIKE SHIFT and a few setup tips and tricks for getting the most out of this new […]

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Wahoo Kickr Move Review - GPLama

Wahoo Kickr MOVE Smart Trainer // A Kickr On Rails!

A new smart trainer product introduced to the Wahoo indoor trainer line-up for 2023 that brings rocker-plate functionality to the Wahoo Kickr! The Kickr MOVE allows for fore/aft movement along with a small amount of side to side tilt with the new frame design and the Kickr AXIS feet. This video covers all the details […]

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Magene P505 BASE Review GPLama

A Budget Power Meter That Exceeds All Expectations // Magene PES P505 Base Power Meter Review

The Magene PES P505 BASE is a budget priced spider-based cycling power meter & chain-set combination with a 24mm spindle for Shimano road groupset compatibility. The 4-bolt 110mm BCD also allows the use of Shimano chainrings for a seamless upgrade. This video covers all the technical details of this power meter and a review of […]

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Elite Direto XR Suito Updates GPLama

New Features for ELITE Direto XR & Suito Smart Trainers and Massive Price Drops!

ELITE have released new firmware for their Direto XR and Suito Smart Trainers that introduce a number of features previously only seen on their flagship Justo smart trainer. They’ve also announced significant price reductions of both the Direto XR-T and Suito-T. This video covers all the details and provides a hands-on look at the update […]

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Muc-Off Redesign Their Bicycle AirTag Mount

After making an AirTag mount for bicycles that was extremely effective at blocking wireless signals and muffling the speaker, Muc-Off went back to the drawing board and redesigned their offering.   Links: Apple AirTags: The $29 Ultimate Bicycle Tracking Device: https://youtu.be/vjLbxywixro Installing an Apple AirTag on a Bicycle: https://youtu.be/aLtWN1Mp2Qc Apple AirTags: THE BEST Bicycle Tracker […]

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Silca Chain Wax GPLama

15,000km on ONE Chain!? // Bike Chain Waxing Success!

15,000km from one chain… on a gravel bike!? I would not have believed anyone if they told me I’d get this many kms from a single chain, especially on a gravel bike. After doing the calculations it turns out it is possible with a regular maintenance schedule and using wax, not oil. And even with […]

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TPU Bicycle Tube Review GPLama

TPU Bicycle Tubes: Light, Fast, Cheap…. What’s the Catch?

This week I set out to answer a few questions I had about these super-light and relatively new type of bicycle tubes. Were they difficult to install? Were they fragile? At less than 1/2 the weight and volume of standard tubes, was there a catch? I also exploded a few of them to see what […]

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