Road Cycling

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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New Garmin EDGE Cycling GPS Units: Edge 1030 Plus // Edge 130 Plus

Two recent updates have been released to the Garmin Edge Cycling GPS range – The Edge 1030 PLUS and the Edge 130 PLUS. Here’s a rundown on all the updates and features you’ll find on these two new units. Quick Summary: ● Edge 1030 Plus – Faster processor speed. – More internal storage – Worldwide […]

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IQSquare Power Meter: Details & Data [Single Side Road Pedal]

The story behind the IQSquare budget cycling power meter and how things have progressed since their April 24th 2018 project launch has been rocky. There’s a LOT of interest in this from backers and non backers alike. As the second anniversary of the original backer delivery date for this Kickstarter power meter quickly approaches, I’ve […]

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ROTOR INSpider Cycling Power Meter: Details // Install // Data Review

Rotor INSpider Power Meter – The modular spider based follow up meter to the 2INPower from Rotor that’s compatible with their Aldhu, Aldhu24, and Vegast cranksets. I’ve been using this power meter for over a month collecting more data than ever putting this unit through over 30 hours of testing. Features: • Standard: ROTOR Direct […]

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New Shoe Day Tuesday // VeloKicks Blanco Cycling Shoes

Semi-retiring my well travelled 2014 model S-Works road shoes with the VeloKicks Blanco dials model. I’m also matching them with a set of G8 ‘performance cycling’ insoles for more arch support. Technical Detail: ▶ ATOP MOZ dual dials for extensive volume control ▶ Carbon sole for optimal power transfer ▶ Light weight: 245 grams for […]

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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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