Road Cycling

Garmin EDGE Firmware Updates November 2020: Livetrack // ConnectIQ 3.2 + More

This video covers the recently released Garmin EDGE GPS cycling computer firmware updates. This month we see updates for the Edge 530, 830, 1030 and 1030 Plus cycling GPS computers. I take a look at the changelog and also give a walk-thru of how to configure and use device driven Livetrack.   Links to buy […]

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Power2Max Utility App Update for IOS/Android

Power2Max have recently updated both IOS and Android utility/configuration app for their power meters. Adding a number of visual improvements and a 30 hour (active/usage hours) trial option for those without the full suite of features enabled on their Power2Max power meter. What’s New – Version 19.521 ● Auto connect to an active registered power […]

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Shimano Road Bike Hydraulic Brake Line Shortening

The Giant TCR DISC I’ve had for the last two years has a front brake line that looks like a skipping rope hanging off the front of the bike. It’s way too long. Today I go about fixing this myself armed with the right tools and after watching way too many YouTube videos on hydraulic […]

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Xplova NOZA S Smart Trainer: Details // Ride Review // Lama Lab Tested

  The Xplova NOZA S is a a direct drive smart bicycle trainer backed by tech giant Acer that’s been on the market for around 12 months. This video digs into the details of this smart trainer from ride feel, SIM/ERG modes, power accuracy, and a number of other areas you’ll want to know about […]

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Shimano Di2 System Display Unit: Road Bike Install [SC-M9050/M9051/MT800]

The Di2 System Display is a device we’ve seen used on MTB but rarely on a road bike. Since most Di2 components are inter-compatible this display unit works very well on a Di2 road bike too!   Di2 System Display Features: ● Battery level ● Gear position ● Shift mode (Synchronized or Manual) ● FOX […]

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Strava Updates User Account Privacy Settings: Bye Bye FlyBy….

If you’re wondering where the “View Flybys” option went on your Strava account, here’s all the details. Strava have defaulted all users to “No One” for the Flyby privacy setting which removes the option from your activities. It’s possible to switch this back on, but given the majority of users won’t do this, I’d consider […]

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Power2Max NGeco Power Meter: Details // Install // Data Review

After many requests I finally have my hands on a Power2Max NGeco power meter and have put it through the Lama Lab! This video covers all the details…. including being swooped by magpies while testing this out on the road.   Type: Spider Based Power Meter. Accuracy: ±2% (Now upgradable to ±1% €100 at time […]

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Park Tool 4th Hand Cable Stretcher

One of the most useful tools that I’ve only just discovered! The Park Tool BT-2 is my new best friend when working on cable pull brakes in the Lama Garage. As seen in my recent TCR Di2 build video, today I have a closer look at how this tool works and some cheaper alternatives out […]

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New Helmet Day // Specialized S-Works Evade II w/ MIPS & ANGi 🚲🦅

After many thousands of kms and a few trips around the world it’s time to upgrade my Evade road helmet helmet to the new edition as the sun comes out again for the LONG Aussie summer! The Evade II now comes with MIPS protection and comes with an ANGi sensor as an option. Unfortunately it […]

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Cheap Disc Brake Calliper Alignment Tool

If you have disc brakes on your bike you’ve no doubt encountered that “schwing schwing schwing” at some point. It’s stuff of nightmares. When switching Mrs Lama’s disc rotors over to Dura-Ace SM-RT900 I discovered how convenient it is to use a little calliper alignment tool.   Links: Venzo Bike Bicycle Disc Brake Pad & […]

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