Road Cycling

New Garmin Varia Radar Releases: RTL515 // RVR315 // Varia Mobile App

New updates from Garmin to their Varia Cycling Light and Rear View Radar range – Introducing the RTL515, the RVR315, and the Varia App. Tech Details:  RTL515:  – Physically identical to the RTL510 (Almost impossible to tell them apart) – Same weight as the RTL510: ~71g. – Light Modes: Solid, Peloton (new), Night Flash, Day […]

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XCadey XPOWER-S Cycling Power Meter: Details // Data Review

Cadey XPOWER-S Cycling Power Meter is the cheapest spider based power meter on the market today coming in at US$299. This power meter was put up against the Lama Lab Test indoors and Lama Leg Test outdoors with progressively better results after a number of firmware updates were released addressing some issues I encountered. It […]

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How To Livestream Your Indoor Ride // Online Streaming Basics

This video covers the basics of my livestream setup that uses OBS Studio on Windows 10. I cover all the hardware, software, and configuration details for a high quality single scene stream before going live on Twitch to show it all working in real-time. Once you have OBS Studio configured you can stream to almost […]

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SRAM RED/Force AXS Power Meter Spider: Details // Review

This week I put the SRAM RED/Force AXS 107 BCD Power Meter Spider to the test indoors and out. Based on Quarq DZero technology the results were as expected from a company who’s been in the cycling power meter game for over 10 years. Technical Details: – 107mm BCD – Compatible with Force 2X chainrings […]

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Indoor Cycling: Five Things That Have Changed

With a LOT of people turning to indoor cycling in recent weeks, maybe for the first time, maybe after dusting off their old turbo trainer for the first time in 15 years – Today I’ll go through a list of things that have changed in recent years for indoor cycling to get everyone up to […]

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Simple Zwift Setups: Direct Drive Smart Trainer w/ AppleTV HOW-TO

Simple Zwift Setups EP1: Everything that you need to get yourself setup at home for online interactive indoor cycling. The three core components in this video are: Your bike, a smart trainer (Kickr CORE), and the AppleTV 4K (32GB). This video takes you through each component and how to get everything setup via Bluetooth, no […]

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Shimano Di2 Re-Cable Project // Giant TCR Road Bike

Prior to the Festive 500 challenge I completed the re-cabling project I’ve been talking about for a while. This involved removing the Di2 Y-Splitter from the front of the Giant TCR and re-routing the left lever cable internally to the bar-end Di2 Junction A, making things look super-slick and much neater. I took the opportunity to […]

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Festive 500 Cycling Computer Road Test // 8 Days // 8 GPS Units Tested

For the recent Festive 500 challenge (500kms in 8 days from Christmas Eve to the last day of the year) I took the opportunity to use a different cycling computer / GPS / head unit for each ride. I thought this would be a good way for me to spend more time with each unit to get […]

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QUARQ DZero DUB Power Meter: Details // Install // Data Review

The QUARQ (SRAM) DZero DUB power meter has been put through the Lama Lab indoors and put to the test outside with brilliant results. Here’s the details, unboxing, installation, and data review from a number of rides. Stay tuned for more information around the recently released MagicZero calibration function. Quarq DZero DUB Power Meter Spider […]

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Canyon Officially Approves Bikes for Turbo Trainer Usage

Very welcome news from a Canyon press release on Nov 4th 2019. Canyon have officially approved a significant number of bikes for turbo trainer usage. The approved bikes are all Aeroad, Ultimate, Endurace, Grail, Inflite, Speedmax, and Exceed models. There are only two conditions: the trainer must clamp on to the bike’s rear axle, and […]

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