Cycling in Grand Theft Auto V with GTBikeV: Details // Setup // Install HOW-TO

Grand Theft Auto V Cycling on REAL bikes! Yes, it works. Yes, there are weapons! There’s also a pretty neat predefined route list that is a great way to experience this new world of virtual cycling. There have been LOTS of queries coming through on this one, so in this video I cover: – What […]

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STRAVA Updates: Subscription Changes // New Features // Hands-on Look

One of the most covered topics this week in sports-tech news – Strava rolling out changes to their free and subscriber services. There was a lot of creative media headlines around the changes. It took FOUR DAYS for the announced changes to roll-out at which time I spent a number of hours getting hands-on with […]

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New Garmin Varia Radar Releases: RTL515 // RVR315 // Varia Mobile App

New updates from Garmin to their Varia Cycling Light and Rear View Radar range – Introducing the RTL515, the RVR315, and the Varia App. Tech Details:  RTL515:  – Physically identical to the RTL510 (Almost impossible to tell them apart) – Same weight as the RTL510: ~71g. – Light Modes: Solid, Peloton (new), Night Flash, Day […]

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StagesBike SB20 Smart Bike: Unboxing, Building, Sizing // Part I

The Stages StagesBike SB20 Smart Bike is now shipping and has landed in the Lama Lab. Today’s video will cover the unboxing, build, and bike fit. I’ll follow this video up with Part II and III covering the software configuration and finally an overall ride experience video after I’ve clocked up a few 100km on […]

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XCadey XPOWER-S Cycling Power Meter: Details // Data Review

Cadey XPOWER-S Cycling Power Meter is the cheapest spider based power meter on the market today coming in at US$299. This power meter was put up against the Lama Lab Test indoors and Lama Leg Test outdoors with progressively better results after a number of firmware updates were released addressing some issues I encountered. It […]

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How To Livestream Your Indoor Ride // Online Streaming Basics

This video covers the basics of my livestream setup that uses OBS Studio on Windows 10. I cover all the hardware, software, and configuration details for a high quality single scene stream before going live on Twitch to show it all working in real-time. Once you have OBS Studio configured you can stream to almost […]

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SRAM RED/Force AXS Power Meter Spider: Details // Review

This week I put the SRAM RED/Force AXS 107 BCD Power Meter Spider to the test indoors and out. Based on Quarq DZero technology the results were as expected from a company who’s been in the cycling power meter game for over 10 years. Technical Details: – 107mm BCD – Compatible with Force 2X chainrings […]

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Indoor Cycling: Five Things That Have Changed

With a LOT of people turning to indoor cycling in recent weeks, maybe for the first time, maybe after dusting off their old turbo trainer for the first time in 15 years – Today I’ll go through a list of things that have changed in recent years for indoor cycling to get everyone up to […]

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Simple Zwift Setups: Direct Drive Smart Trainer w/ AppleTV HOW-TO

Simple Zwift Setups EP1: Everything that you need to get yourself setup at home for online interactive indoor cycling. The three core components in this video are: Your bike, a smart trainer (Kickr CORE), and the AppleTV 4K (32GB). This video takes you through each component and how to get everything setup via Bluetooth, no […]

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Saris MP1 Nfinity Trainer Platform: Unboxing // Ride // Review

First seen as a prototype at Eurobike 2018, and without a name, Saris are now shipping the MP1 Nfinity Trainer Platform for indoor cycling. After a many hours and a few hundred virtual kms, this is my take on the experience of using the MP1 indoors. Overview: • Technology: Saris Nfinity (Premium product line) • […]

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