Smart Trainer

Elite RIZER Steering & Gradient Simulator // Long Term Review

Combining both gradient simulation and steering the Elite Rizer is a one-of-a-kind product on the market as of late 2021. This video is my overview of the Rizer which I’ve had in the Lama Lab for a few months where I cover the ups and downs, ins and outs using both Zwift and Grand Theft […]

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Wahoo KICKR 5/2020 Smart Trainer: Firmware Updates // New Axle Adapters // Power Accuracy Tests

This video will get you up to speed on all the updates to the Wahoo Kickr 5/2020 smart trainer since the product launched back in August 2020. Covered is the firmware updates, new thru axle adapters, power accuracy tests, and I also discuss the the Kickr vs CORE question that is commonly asked.   Links: […]

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XPEDO APX Pro Smart Trainer: Details // Ride and Data Review

The APX Pro Direct Drive Smart Trainer from Xpedo has been put to the test in the Lama Lab this week. While the build quality were on point, the data accuracy and ERG performance have room for improvement.   Technical Specs: ● Type: Direct Drive Interactive Smart Trainer. ● Compatibility: QR 130/135 / Thru-Axle 142/148. […]

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Grand Theft BIKE v0.5.0.4: Bluetooth Pairing // Steering Hardware Support // Pacing Bots // More!

GTBike V v0.5.0.4 is a major leap forward for the GTAV mod first released back in 2020. Steering with the Elite Sterzo Smart (v21 firmware) works extremely well! What’s New: ● Bluetooth support ● Steering Hardware Support! (Elite Sterzo Smart, Titan Lab’s Sterio) ● Virtual Speed Update. ● Bike City (by project contributor Cassio Davi). […]

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Smart Trainer Tip: SRAM Eagle NX Cassette for MTB/Gravel Bikes

All direct drive smart trainers ship with Shimano HG freehubs so can be a costly exercise switching to a SRAM XD Driver (freehub) and a compatible XD cassette to mount your 12 Speed Eagle MTB or gravel bike. The PG-1230 (NX Eagle) is Shimano HG freehub compatible and will save you a lot of money! […]

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Wahoo KICKR Direct Connect KICKR Network Connection Module

The Wahoo KICKR Direct Connect module connects the latest model Kickr Smart Trainer [Kickr 5/2020] to an Ethernet network meaning no more reliance on either ANT+ or Bluetooth for connectivity. This video covers all the details of how it works, how I converted it straight to 5GHz WiFi, packet captures, and where this technology is […]

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JetBlack VOLT Smart Trainer: Details // Ride Review // Lama Lab Test

JetBlack VOLT Smart Trainer – The next generation interactive indoor cycle trainer from the Australian based company. This trainer has been on the market for a few months. This week I put one to the test in the Lama Lab!     Technical Specifications: ● Type: Direct Drive / Interactive (SIM, ERG) ● Bike Compatibility: […]

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Magene T300 Smart Trainer: Details // Ride Review // Lama Lab Tested

The Magene T300 Smart Trainer has been on the market now for over 12 months. I’ve had a number of requests to put it through the Lama Lab Test to see how it performs. Hold tight. This is another full speed ride down the rabbit hole of data and analysis!   Magene T300 Technical Specifications: […]

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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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