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GPLama Garmin Tacx Neo Bike Plus Review

Garmin TACX NEO Bike Plus: Details / Ride Experience / Disappointment

The Garmin TACX NEO Bike Plus “Smart Bike” has landed and with this release Garmin have addressed a number of issues from their first generation smart bike from 2019. Although the new brakes/gear levers are best-in-class, unfortunately the performance of the bike as tested in the Lama Lab is not to any acceptable level. Failing […]

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GPLama Saris H4 Review

SARIS H4 Smart Trainer: Details // Tested // Hands-On Review

On paper the Saris H4 Smart Trainer is a step-up in compatibility and power accuracy for the flagship smart trainer from Saris. Unfortunately the review unit sent over failed both the 12 speed compatibility test and did not meet the claimed power accuracy specifications. In late 2022 this is not the kind of review that […]

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ZWIFT ‘HoloReplay’ Ghost Riders: Race Yourself // Pace Yourself!

Zwift has started the 2022/2023 indoor season off on the right foot by releasing their “HoloReplay” feature…. which we’ll all no doubt call ‘Ghost Riders’. These replays will appear on in-game timed segments and allow you to race (or pace) against your previous effort. Full details in this video.   ➡️ SUBSCRIBE to be notified […]

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ZWIFT HUB Smart Trainer Review: How Does a $499 Smart Trainer Really Perform?

The Zwift Hub direct drive interactive smart trainer goes on sale today, October 3rd 2022. In previous videos I’ve covered all the technical specifications of the Hub and covered-off the most commonly asked questions. In this video I get DEEP into the details of how it performs when put to the test in the Lama […]

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Zwift Hub Smart Trainer: 15 Questions & Answers // Things To Know

15 commonly asked questions about the upcoming US$499 Zwift Hub Smart Trainer from Zwift.   Covered in this video: –  Intro –  Quick Overview –  Can it be used with software other than Zwift? –  Does the Zwift Hub require an active paid subscription to Zwift? –  Is the 12 speed cassette compatible with SRAM […]

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Wahoo KICKR 6 and KICKR BIKE v2: Details // Feature Updates // Hands-on

Wahoo have rolled out new product updates for the KICKR Smart Trainer and KICKR Bike bringing WiFi, Automatic Firmware Updates, Odometers, and ERG Mode Easy Start. This video covers all the details early on for those short on time, then digs deep into the details of the Kickr 6 and why it now holds the […]

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Elite JUSTO Review GPLama

Elite JUSTO Smart Trainer: Details // Review // Lama Lab Tested!

The Elite JUSTO Interactive Smart Trainer – A step up in specs and performance from Elite for their new ‘flagship’ smart trainer in 2022. This video covers all the details, my experience, and a deep dive into the data from the Lama Lab.   Links: Elite Official: https://bit.ly/3yrBZt7 Full Technical Specifications: ● Direct Drive Interactive […]

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ThinkRider A1 POWER Budget Direct Drive Trainer: Details // Ride Review

ThinkRider A1 POWER non-interactive direct drive trainer is in the budget range of direct drive trainers, coming in at under US$350. This video covers all the details and a detailed review of how it performed in the Lama Lab.   A1 POWER Trainer Technical Specifications: ● Type: Direct Drive NON-Interactive Trainer. ● Compatibility: QR 130/135. […]

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ThinkRider X5-Neo Smart Cycle Trainer: Details // Ride Review

This video covers the ThinkRider X5-Neo Smart Direct Drive trainer in full detail and how it performs in the Lama Lab Test.   Trainer Technical Specifications: ● Type: Direct Drive Interactive Smart Trainer. ● Compatibility: QR 130/135 (Supplied). Thru-Axle 142/148* ● Freehub: Shimano/SRAM HG. (No cassette supplied). ● Pivoting Rear Axle: Yes. ● Wireless: – […]

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Zwift Direct Connect

ZWIFT Adds Wahoo KICKR Direct Connect Support: Details // Dropout Tested!

After a long wait, Zwift are now finally supporting the Wahoo KICKR Direct Connect network adapter. This means no more ANT+ dropouts or Bluetooth issues for those with compatible Wahoo smart trainers. This video covers all the details and puts the Direct Connect to the ultimate test against a microwave oven, a known destroyer of […]

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