Year: 2023

Shimano 12spd Lever Firmware Update GPLama

Installing Shimano 12 Speed Di2 Road Lever Firmware Updates with PC Link Device (SM-PCE02)

All current model Shimano 12 speed ‘wireless’ hydraulic levers (ST-R9270, ST-R8170, and ST-R7170) can only have their firmware updated using a WIRED connection at this point in time. There are two methods of getting this done with the DuraAce and Ultegra levers, and only one method with the new 105 Di2 levers. In this video […]

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Pivot Mach 4 SL XC Team XTR

New Bike Day! // Pivot MACH 4 SL XC MTB

I’ve finally added a mountain bike to the bike collection with N+1 of a Pivot Mach 4 SL Team XTR! This video covers the details (as best I can) of the bike, why I’ve added a MTB to the bike collection, and I drop into the 2023 Australian Road Cycling Championships in Ballarat to watch […]

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Peak Zwift 2023 GPLama

Peak ZWIFT Predictions // How High Will It Go in 2023?

Peak Zwift occurs each year within the first few weeks of January, right in the middle of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Keeping the ZwiftCast tradition of estimating the Peak Zwift number, I’ve gathered the crew again for 2023 for our yearly guesstimate with guest appearances from Eric over at ZwiftInsider and Anna from The […]

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Shimano Ultegra 12 speed Review GPLama

Shimano Ultegra Di2 12 Speed Upgrade Project: Hands-On Ride Review // Part III

What’s the Shimano 12spd Ultegra Di2 R8170 groupset really like as an upgrade from the previous generation Ultegra Di2? This video covers a number of key differences and my observations after a few months of use after upgrading my Giant TCR from R8070 to the new R8170. There’s a few little things that I only […]

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