Virtual Racing

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Wahoo Kickr 5 RACE MODE Update // Race Mode Event Test Results!

Wahoo have fast-tracked ‘Race Mode’ to the Kickr 5 with a firmware update that also brings ERG Easy Start to this smart trainer. Accessing Race Mode on the Kickr 5 will require the Direct Connect adapter and an Ethernet connection. This video also covers SEVEN race events on Zwift comparing Direct Connect Race Mode with […]

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Wahoo KICKR Race Mode // RGT Gets Steering

Two updates land from Wahoo today for their indoor cycling products. RGT gets steering along with some new hardware to support it (KICKR Steer) and the KIKCR 6 gets ‘RACE MODE’ taking things to the next level from 1Hz to 10Hz power data updates from the indoor trainer that gives riders a competitive edge over […]

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ZWIFT Scotland World: Routes // Details // Full Ride-Through 🚲🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Zwift officially launch their Scotland World today inspired by the city of Glasgow and designed specifically for the UCI Cycling Esports World Championships (Feb 18th 2023). According to ChatGPT – “The Scotland map on Zwift is a virtual representation of the Scottish Highlands, featuring rolling hills, lochs and scenic vistas.” That seems like a solid […]

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Peak ZWIFT Predictions // How High Will It Go in 2023?

Peak Zwift occurs each year within the first few weeks of January, right in the middle of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Keeping the ZwiftCast tradition of estimating the Peak Zwift number, I’ve gathered the crew again for 2023 for our yearly guesstimate with guest appearances from Eric over at ZwiftInsider and Anna from The […]

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GPLama Zwift Level Up Fast

Level up FASTER on Zwift – No Cheating Required!

Levelling up on Zwift is a way to unlock new equipment and earn the ability to buy even more items in the Drop Shop. Levelling up FAST without cheating is a question that often comes up. In this video I detail a method that resulted in me earning over 3000 XP per hour….but there are […]

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This Season on Zwift // What’s Coming Soon // December 2022

Zwift’s “This Season on Zwift” release for December 2022 showcasing what’s coming up in the next 3-4 months on their platform. The stand-out is the Glasgow, Scotland world that’ll be landing in January in preparation for the eSports World Championships in February 2023.   Links: Offical Website for This Season on Zwift (Dec 2022): […]

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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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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: ——————– #Zwift […]

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