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StagesBike SB20 Smart Bike: Virtual Groupset and Gearing Setup // Part II

The Stages StagesBike SB20 Smart Bike is now shipping and has landed in the Lama Lab. Today’s video will cover the recently released app update that allows for gearing / groupset configuration. This is a hands-on demonstration of the custom (Shimano/Campagnolo/Custom) button configuration and the Dreamdrive setup with almost infinite gearing. Technical Specifications: Wireless transmission: […]

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StagesBike SB20 Smart Bike: Unboxing, Building, Sizing // Part I

The Stages StagesBike SB20 Smart Bike is now shipping and has landed in the Lama Lab. Today’s video will cover the unboxing, build, and bike fit. I’ll follow this video up with Part II and III covering the software configuration and finally an overall ride experience video after I’ve clocked up a few 100km on […]

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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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Saris MP1 Nfinity Trainer Platform: Unboxing // Ride // Review

First seen as a prototype at Eurobike 2018, and without a name, Saris are now shipping the MP1 Nfinity Trainer Platform for indoor cycling. After a many hours and a few hundred virtual kms, this is my take on the experience of using the MP1 indoors. Overview: • Technology: Saris Nfinity (Premium product line) • […]

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How to Make your Smart Trainer QUIETER! 🚴🤫

“Silent” is the new standard for indoor Smart Trainers, however there’s one thing most of them are anything but silent with – freehub noise while coasting. This video covers how to quieten down the freehub on the Tacx Neo 2T, Wahoo Kickr 18, and the Saris H3 Direct Drive Smart Trainers. Links: Multi-Purpose Grease on […]

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Elite UPGRADO Firmware Updater // 5 Tips for Updating Trainer Firmware

This week Elite have released the Upgrado app that allows owners of Elite trainers to update the firmware on their units. Upgrado App: Apple App Store: https://apple.co/31EaJE5 Google Play Store: http://bit.ly/2Jjl41T Top FIVE tips for updating firmware on your Smart Trainer: 1 – Reboot your trainer before commending the update. If your trainer has been […]

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Tacx NEO Bike Smart: Rider Fitting // Road & TT (Part II)

In this video I’ll cover all the details you need to know about rider fitting to the NEO Bike Smart. From minimum and maximum saddle height / reach / drop, and all the details in between. I’ll then apply my road and TT bike measurements to the bike to see how close I can get […]

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Tacx NEO Bike Smart: Unboxing and Building 🔧 // Part I

In this video I’ll cover the logistics of the process (56kgs is apparently too large for my local courier to handle!?). I’ll then turn the Lama Lab into a snow dome. Then I’ll do my best to clean up and attempt to assemble the Neo Bike Smart. It’s quite the journey for what should have […]

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Wahoo KICKR BIKE: What’s it Like to Ride? // Ride Review // Data Analysis (Part IV)

Wahoo KICKR BIKE – The latest release from Wahoo at Eurobike 2019. Based on years of smart trainer experience this looks to be the most fully featured Smart Bike released to date.   After a few weeks on the Wahoo KICKR Bike here’s my take on the ride experience using both SIM and ERG mode. […]

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