Year: 2021

Apple AirTags: The $29 Ultimate Bicycle Tracking Device 🚲🔍

Apple AirTags have to be one of the most interesting products I’ve purchased in the last few months. The device itself is very simple – It’s a Bluetooth and Ultra Wideband ‘Key Finder’ tag. What makes it so powerful is how it utilizes the Apple “Find My” network of 100s of MILLIONS of iDevices. In […]

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STRAVA Adds 3D Terrain Mode to Personal Heat Maps

Another update from our friends at Strava. This time they’ve enabled 3D Terrain Mode to Personal Heat Maps. This is a subscriber only feature… but watch to the end of the video and I show a way this can be done with any ride for free using Google Earth.    

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Record STRAVA Mobile Activities FAST // Strava Satellite Imagery Update

A quick Strava Mobile tip showing how to record activities FAST and details of the latest updates from Strava to satellite imagery and battery usage fixes.   Links: Strava SIRI Integration Strava Satellite Map Update Info

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Destroying Shimano Di2 Groupset Shifting with a PHONE // Di2 Firmware Recovery

While electronic groupsets have proven to be very robust in the field, they’re not immune to failures or issues on the more technical side of things. In this video I brick/destroy the Shimano Ultegra Di2 RD-8050 rear derailleur with nothing more than the Shimano E-Tube app…. and I go about restoring it back to working […]

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NEWS: SRAM Rival eTap AXS Groupset // Rival AXS Power Meter ⚡️

Today SRAM announce the Rival eTap AXS road groupset AND a new power meter – The Rival AXS Power Meter. This video covers all the details on the almost-entry level 12 speed wireless cycling groupset from SRAM. More to come soon when the Rival AXS Power Meter has been put to the test in the […]

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NEW STRAVA Mobile App Layout Preview // Hands-On Walkthrough

A hands-on look at the upcoming Strava Mobile App layout that’s currently in testing with a select number of Strava users. This update will roll out to all Strava users (free and subscribers) in the near future.  

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Garmin RALLY Power Meter: Shimano SPD-SL // Shimano SPD // Look KEO

The Garmin RALLY power meter family has landed. With this comes the very first Shimano SPD-SL compatible road power meter pedal. This video contains all the details about the three pedal body options for the Garmin RALLY and the Lama Lab Test data from indoors and out.   Garmin Rally Line Up: ● RALLY RS […]

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New WAHOO Speedplay Pedal Range // Speedplay Power Meter Announcement

Today Wahoo releases their redesigned line-up of Speedplay pedals and announces the Speedplay Power Meter – PowrLINK. This video covers all the details and availability of these updated pedals.   Summary: ● FIVE new pedals: Aero, Nano, Zero, Comp, PowrLINK. ● Wahoo Speedplay based on original Speedplay ZERO model. ● x2 Cleat Options: Standard Tension […]

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Shoe Based Power Meter? Not Your Next Power Meter….

Lots of interest this week in the patent filed by Icon Fitness that outlines a shoe based power meter. Icon isn’t a player in the competitive road cycling space but mention of Shimano SPD-SL, SPD, and Speedplay cleat compatibility caught our attention.   Links: Patent application US20210001177A1 http://bit.ly/2OKoqka GPLama Power Meter Guide: https://gplama.com/powermeter-guide/

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Getting DESTROYED on a 15% Hill Climb….. by an eBike!

Asking Mrs Lama for a race on a loaner Turbo Creo SL EVO up a local 15% climb maybe wasn’t the best idea I’ve come up with……. but it was a great day on the bike! 🤣    

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