Year: 2021

XPEDO APX Pro Smart Trainer: Details // Ride and Data Review

The APX Pro Direct Drive Smart Trainer from Xpedo has been put to the test in the Lama Lab this week. While the build quality were on point, the data accuracy and ERG performance have room for improvement.   Technical Specs: ● Type: Direct Drive Interactive Smart Trainer. ● Compatibility: QR 130/135 / Thru-Axle 142/148. […]

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NEW SHIMANO Di2 Road Groupsets: Dura Ace R9200 & Ultegra R8100 // 12 Speed // Wireless!

After a very long wait, Shimano DuraAce R9200 and Ultegra R8100 12 Speed Wireless road groupsets have finally been announced! In this video I cover all the core details of this long awaited road groupset update from Shimano. There’s a few surprises with this release for rim brake fans!   GPLama Shimano Di2 YouTube Video […]

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STRAVA Updates: New Activity Map Privacy/Visibility Options

New privacy options have now rolled out to ALL Strava users (free and paid subscribers) this week which gives more control over the start/finish location privacy. This video covers these map privacy updates on both Strava Web and Strava Mobile and how they impact public segment times.   Follow me on Strava: https://www.strava.com/athletes/gplama

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Garmin ConnectIQ “Distance From Home” Data Fields // Lockdown Tips for Garmin Users

Two third-party Garmin ConnectIQ data fields that report “Distance From Home” as the crow flies (radius) from your starting location are put through their paces here in Ballarat as we’re still in Lockdown 7.0 and we’re limited to 5km from home for our rides (and runs). The results were surprisingly good but one had the […]

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Park Tool DAG-3 Derailleur Hanger Alignment Gauge // A Bike Tool EVERYONE Loves! 🚲🔧❤️

The Park Tool DAG is something almost every bike mechanic raves about. I finally got my hands on the updated DAG-3 tool released earlier this year and put it to good use on my bikes to ensure crisp and accurate gear shifting.   Park Tool DAG-3 Derailleur Hanger Alignment Gauge (Amazon US): https://amzn.to/3gFMSyb Park Tool […]

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SRAM/RockShox Reverb AXS XPLR “Gravel Bike” Dropper Post // Hands-On Review 🚲

For the last week I’ve had this new RockShox Reverb SRAM AXS XPLR “Gravel Bike” dropper post on loan from SRAM Australia. In this video I cover the details, install, configuration, and give my take on what riding with this drop/suspension post was like on my Aspero gravel bike.   Links: SRAM Official Reverb AXS […]

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Wahoo ELEMNT GPS Bike Computer Power Meter kJ Calculation Fix [Firmware 13127]

This long-term Kilojoule (kJ) reporting issue raised by a number of owners has finally been addressed in a recent firmware update across ALL Wahoo Elemnt GPS cycling computers. In this video I dive into the details and put the older Elemnt firmware to the test against the updated firmware and a Garmin Edge 530.   […]

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NEWS: SRAM eTap AXS XPLR Drivetrain // RockShox XPLR Suspension // Zipp XPLR 101 Wheelset

A fully loaded news day from SRAM (and a few of the brands it owns) for all things gravel. A new drivetrain in the form of eTap AXS XPLR (“Explore”), two new suspension products from RockShox, and new gravel specific wheels from Zipp. In this video I do a quick swoop across all things new […]

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Tacx FLUX 2 Direct Drive Smart Trainer // GPLama Loop-Back Review

The TACX Flux 2 was first introduced back in 2019 and has been sitting in the queue for a Lama Lab Test for a few years now. Yes, it has been here a while. This week I finally unbox the now superseded FLUX 2 (replaced by the FLUX 2.1 / FLUX 2 2020) to see […]

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SRAM Rival AXS Quarq Power Meter // Long Term Road Test Review

A long term road test review of the SRAM Rival AXS Quarq Power Meter. This video covers the models, the tech specs, and has extensive power data review comparisons. This single sided power meter turned out to be a great budget level unit, but it wasn’t all smooth sailing with the accuracy.   Links: SRAM […]

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