Year: 2020

Elite Direto XR Smart Trainer: Details // Ride Review // Lama Lab Test

Elite this week introduces the Direto XR smart trainer as their top model indoor cycle trainer. This video covers all the details and I give my take on how it performed in the Lama Lab for my training and Lama Lab Tests over the last few weeks. Direto XR Full Specifications: – Direct Drive Interactive […]

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New Garmin TT-Tri Mount // x2 Varia Radar Mount Options

A hands-on look at the new Garmin TT/Tri Mount, the Seat-post Quarter Turn Mount, and the D-Post insert for the Varia that ships with the newer Varia Radar units and is now available as an after-market purchase for those with older Radar units (RTL500/510/511). Links: Garmin TT/Tri Mount Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3jnF7wJ Garmin Direct: https://buy.garmin.com/en-AU/AU/p/107165 Varia™ […]

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Shimano Di2 Wireless Module & Climbing Shifter Install // What ALL New Di2 Bike Builds Need!

Last week Mrs Lama (Von) upgraded to a new 2020 Specialized Tarmac SL6 Expert Disc with Shimano Ultegra Di2 8070. The shop didn’t have the bar size she wanted so today I’m swapping them out and installing the Di2 Wireless Module and Climbing Shifter in the same configuration I have for my Giant TCR. GPLama […]

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NVIDIA RTX Voice Background Noise Filter vs World’s LOUDEST Cycle Trainer! 🚲

Background noise is something you can’t avoid without spending a LOT of money on soundproofing a room… or being in outer-space. Indoor cycling has another set of challenges with noise from your indoor trainer, fans, and neighbours telling you to stop doing sprint intervals. While the new NVIDIA RTX Voice background noise filter doesn’t work […]

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StagesBike SB20 Smart Bike: Virtual Groupset and Gearing Setup // Part II

The Stages StagesBike SB20 Smart Bike is now shipping and has landed in the Lama Lab. Today’s video will cover the recently released app update that allows for gearing / groupset configuration. This is a hands-on demonstration of the custom (Shimano/Campagnolo/Custom) button configuration and the Dreamdrive setup with almost infinite gearing. Technical Specifications: Wireless transmission: […]

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New Garmin EDGE Cycling GPS Units: Edge 1030 Plus // Edge 130 Plus

Two recent updates have been released to the Garmin Edge Cycling GPS range – The Edge 1030 PLUS and the Edge 130 PLUS. Here’s a rundown on all the updates and features you’ll find on these two new units. Quick Summary: ● Edge 1030 Plus – Faster processor speed. – More internal storage – Worldwide […]

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IQSquare Power Meter: Details & Data [Single Side Road Pedal]

The story behind the IQSquare budget cycling power meter and how things have progressed since their April 24th 2018 project launch has been rocky. There’s a LOT of interest in this from backers and non backers alike. As the second anniversary of the original backer delivery date for this Kickstarter power meter quickly approaches, I’ve […]

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ROTOR INSpider Cycling Power Meter: Details // Install // Data Review

Rotor INSpider Power Meter – The modular spider based follow up meter to the 2INPower from Rotor that’s compatible with their Aldhu, Aldhu24, and Vegast cranksets. I’ve been using this power meter for over a month collecting more data than ever putting this unit through over 30 hours of testing. Features: • Standard: ROTOR Direct […]

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New Shoe Day Tuesday // VeloKicks Blanco Cycling Shoes

Semi-retiring my well travelled 2014 model S-Works road shoes with the VeloKicks Blanco dials model. I’m also matching them with a set of G8 ‘performance cycling’ insoles for more arch support. Technical Detail: ▶ ATOP MOZ dual dials for extensive volume control ▶ Carbon sole for optimal power transfer ▶ Light weight: 245 grams for […]

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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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