Author: GPLama

Shane Miller

Shimano E-Tube Project Mobile App 4.0.0 Update // New Di2 Firmware Updates

Shimano E-Tube Project had an update this week to 4.0.0 which adds a new user interface and consolidates the Smart Phone and Tablet version into one single app. Links: Shimano E-Tube Project Website: https://bit.ly/3hIny9m BetterShifting Website: https://bettershifting.com/ Di2 ANT/Bluetooth Wireless Module (EW-WU111): https://amzn.to/2VUzAU4 GPLama Shimano Di2 How-To Videos: Di2 Wireless Module Install: https://youtu.be/dDz8TJGDq3U Di2 Climbing […]

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Shimano Di2 Component Updating and Diagnostics // Using E-Tube Project with a Mac

Shimano E-Tube Project is limited to Windows and mobile devices (IOS/Android). If you don’t have access to a Windows PC (or have the Bluetooth module installed) it is possible to run the E-Tube Project for Windows within a virtual machine on a Mac and connect the SM-PCE1 PC Linkage or the SM-BCR2 battery charger via […]

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Wahoo KICKR BIKE Handlebar & Bar Tape Upgrade // Smart Bike Customisation

The handlebars and bar tape the Kickr BIKE comes with aren’t the best in class, and it’s not the kind of bar tape I’d use on a bike outside so there’s no reason to keep it on the bike indoors. This week I swapped out the stock bars and tape for a set of gravel […]

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RapiLock Road Bike Modular Thru-Axle Kit w/ Hidden Lever

After seeing these on Instagram last week, I was keen to see if they were really as neat and tidy as they appeared. As it turns out, they are! Here’s all the details about the RapiLock Road Bike Modular Thru-Axle Kit with the hidden lever. RapiLock also sent over their Indoor Trainer Axle for me […]

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Shimano Di2 Upgrade Project: Giant TCR Road Bike Dura-Ace Di2 Conversion

This week I upgraded my older Giant TCR from mechanical Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 to Dura-Ace Di2 9070 (the electronic equivalent). I sourced the groupset from a Facebook ‘Triathlon For Sale’ group for a lot less than retail. This video covers the process I followed for the upgrade. It’s not a full A-to-Z how-to but it’ll […]

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Shimano DuraAce Di2 Upgrade Project: Unboxing // Updating // Di2 Diagnostics [SM-PCE1]

Since upgrading to Shimano Di2 on my main bike, I’ve always wanted the same crisp shifting on my older Giant TCR. This week I picked up a DURA-ACE 9070 Di2 groupset to complete this second upgrade. The 9070 is previous generation, but still fully compatible with current generation Di2. This video is the unboxing, testing, […]

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Wahoo KICKR v5 Smart Trainer: What’s New // Product Details

The Wahoo KICKR 5 becomes the latest flagship direct drive Smart Trainer from Wahoo. This video covers all the details of what’s new with this latest release. Stay tuned for the full Lama Lab Test report once I’ve put a few 100km more into this new unit. Full Specifications: – Direct Drive Interactive Smart Trainer […]

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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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