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Shimano Forces Hammerhead to REMOVE Di2 Integration!!

Shimano have revoked Hammerhead access to connect to their Di2 sensor on the Karoo 1 and Karoo 2 cycling computers. This makes no sense whatsoever. Shameful behaviour from the biggest bike component manufacturer in the world. Let’s hope they reverse their decision on this one and stop the nonsense.

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GPLama Festive 500

Rapha #Festive 500 2021 – GPLama VLOG Series

During the recent Rapha Festive 500 Challenge (covering 500km in eight days on the bike) I grabbed my GoPro cameras and went about creating an on-bike YouTube video series covering my daily rides discussing the bike tech/components I was using each day. The goal was to produce content in a quick and efficient way that allowed […]

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Cycling Power Meters 2021 // Year in Review

2021 hasn’t been a quiet year on the cycling power meter front. There’s been new releases, new firmwares, and a whole ton of new issues to deal with in the Lama Lab trying to get them to behave. This video is a year-end wrap up of everything that has come across my desk in regards […]

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GPLama R9200-P Power Meter

Shimano DuraAce R9200-P Power Meter // Initial Lama Lab Test Data Review

The most anticipated power meter test of 2021. There’s a LOT of people wanting to know if Shimano addressed the issues encountered with their previous power meter with the new release R9200-P.   Links: Shimano Official R9200-P Site: https://bit.ly/3xbd2QF GPLama Shimano Power Meter Report (2019): https://bit.ly/3Ct5sS4

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NEW SHIMANO Di2 Road Groupsets: Dura Ace R9200 & Ultegra R8100 // 12 Speed // Wireless!

After a very long wait, Shimano DuraAce R9200 and Ultegra R8100 12 Speed Wireless road groupsets have finally been announced! In this video I cover all the core details of this long awaited road groupset update from Shimano. There’s a few surprises with this release for rim brake fans!   GPLama Shimano Di2 YouTube Video […]

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Destroying Shimano Di2 Groupset Shifting with a PHONE // Di2 Firmware Recovery

While electronic groupsets have proven to be very robust in the field, they’re not immune to failures or issues on the more technical side of things. In this video I brick/destroy the Shimano Ultegra Di2 RD-8050 rear derailleur with nothing more than the Shimano E-Tube app…. and I go about restoring it back to working […]

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Shimano GRX Power Meter GPLama

Shimano GRX Power w/ Road Single Side Power Crank

Installing a Shimano LEFT road power meter crank on a Shimano GRX 810 crankset is possible. This video covers the successful hack/bodge and a few things you need to take into account if you’re looking at doing the same. This solution has worked very well as a power meter on the loaner Cervelo Aspero Mrs […]

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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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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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Shimano Di2 Synchro Road Shifting: Details // Configuration // Switching Modes

This video will get you up to speed with Shimano Di2 Synchro Road Bike Shifting. What is is. What you need. How to configure it. How to enable it…. and more!   GPLama Di2 YouTube Video Playlist: https://bit.ly/2R1hsFr

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