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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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Tacx FLUX 2 Direct Drive Smart Trainer // GPLama Loop-Back Review

The TACX Flux 2 was first introduced back in 2019 and has been sitting in the queue for a Lama Lab Test for a few years now. Yes, it has been here a while. This week I finally unbox the now superseded FLUX 2 (replaced by the FLUX 2.1 / FLUX 2 2020) to see […]

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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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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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Magene T100 Indoor Trainer // Budget Direct Drive Non-Smart Trainer

  The Magene T100: Budget Level Direct Drive Non-Smart Bicycle Trainer. Lama Lab tested and reviewed.   Technical Specs: Type: Direct Drive NON SMART. (No SIM. No ERG. ONE Level Mode) Bike Compatibility: Quick Release 130mm/135mm. (TA 12×142/148 optional extra). Freehub: Shimano/SRAM (No cassette included). Supported Connections: ANT+, ANT+ FE-C, Bluetooth. Data: Power (estimated). (No […]

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StagesBike SB20 Smart Bike: Long Term Ride Review // Part III

  A long term ride review of the StagesBIKE SB20 (Smart Bike).   GPLama StagesBIKE Video Series Part 0: 10 Initial Impressions: https://youtu.be/55xyY8c04GQ Part I (Unboxing/Build/Rider Fit): https://youtu.be/6si35e5eEIs Part II (Gearing Setup): https://youtu.be/oxWcQnNl4Js Part III (Ride Review): https://youtu.be/kQHB4HYvYuU  

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