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Top 5 Indoor Cycling Equipment Tips

Top 5 Indoor Cycling Equipment Tips // Must Haves! πŸš²πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

With indoor cycling season well underway in the northern hemisphere, I thought I’d cover my ‘Top 5’ equipment tips for getting the most out of your indoor sessions. This video covers my tips on cooling, desk setup, music/tunes, smart plugs, and having a maintenance plan for your equipment. If you’re a beginner to a seasoned […]

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JetBlack Smart Turn Block Review

JetBlack Smart Turn Block // Tested on Zwift’s Repack Ridge MTB Course

JetBlack Smart Turn is a Bluetooth enabled front wheel riser block / smart turning device that can be used on Zwift (and other platforms soon?) to steer your avatar on the road and select which route to take at each intersection. In this video I put it to the ultimate test in the ‘free steering’ […]

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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 Zwift New Roads

Zwift Update November 2022: ZWIFT New Roads // Ride With… is BACK!

Zwift Update 1.31 for November 2022 has around 23kms / 14 miles of new roads on the Makuri Islands world map, 8 new routes (and route badges to tick off), and brings back the “Ride With..” functionally to join your friends/pros/verified riders on Zwift. .   Links: Zwift November 2022 Update Notes: https://bit.ly/3tfLmsm ——————– #Zwift […]

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GPLama AppleTV 4K Gen III

NEW Apple TV 4K Gen III: A Worthy Upgrade for Indoor Cycling Apps?

The third generation of the AppeTV 4K has landed with an upgrade in storage, processing power, and at a lower price. With the ATV being a popular unit for indoor cycling apps, is the third generation worth the upgrade?   Links: GPLama A-Z AppleTV Zwift User Experience Video: https://youtu.be/6KVkjmeW6AM Buy AppleTV: Apple TV 4K Gen […]

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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.   ➑️ SUBSCRIBE to be notified […]

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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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