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Shimano Di2 Wireless Module & Climbing Shifter Install // What ALL New Di2 Bike Builds Need!

Last week Mrs Lama (Von) upgraded to a new 2020 Specialized Tarmac SL6 Expert Disc with Shimano Ultegra Di2 8070. The shop didn’t have the bar size she wanted so today I’m swapping them out and installing the Di2 Wireless Module and Climbing Shifter in the same configuration I have for my Giant TCR. GPLama […]

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NVIDIA RTX Voice Background Noise Filter vs World’s LOUDEST Cycle Trainer! 🚲

Background noise is something you can’t avoid without spending a LOT of money on soundproofing a room… or being in outer-space. Indoor cycling has another set of challenges with noise from your indoor trainer, fans, and neighbours telling you to stop doing sprint intervals. While the new NVIDIA RTX Voice background noise filter doesn’t work […]

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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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New Garmin EDGE Cycling GPS Units: Edge 1030 Plus // Edge 130 Plus

Two recent updates have been released to the Garmin Edge Cycling GPS range – The Edge 1030 PLUS and the Edge 130 PLUS. Here’s a rundown on all the updates and features you’ll find on these two new units. Quick Summary: ● Edge 1030 Plus – Faster processor speed. – More internal storage – Worldwide […]

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Cycling in Grand Theft Auto V with GTBikeV: Details // Setup // Install HOW-TO

Grand Theft Auto V Cycling on REAL bikes! Yes, it works. Yes, there are weapons! There’s also a pretty neat predefined route list that is a great way to experience this new world of virtual cycling. There have been LOTS of queries coming through on this one, so in this video I cover: – What […]

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STRAVA Updates: Subscription Changes // New Features // Hands-on Look

One of the most covered topics this week in sports-tech news – Strava rolling out changes to their free and subscriber services. There was a lot of creative media headlines around the changes. It took FOUR DAYS for the announced changes to roll-out at which time I spent a number of hours getting hands-on with […]

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New Garmin Varia Radar Releases: RTL515 // RVR315 // Varia Mobile App

New updates from Garmin to their Varia Cycling Light and Rear View Radar range – Introducing the RTL515, the RVR315, and the Varia App. Tech Details:  RTL515:  – Physically identical to the RTL510 (Almost impossible to tell them apart) – Same weight as the RTL510: ~71g. – Light Modes: Solid, Peloton (new), Night Flash, Day […]

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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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XCadey XPOWER-S Cycling Power Meter: Details // Data Review

Cadey XPOWER-S Cycling Power Meter is the cheapest spider based power meter on the market today coming in at US$299. This power meter was put up against the Lama Lab Test indoors and Lama Leg Test outdoors with progressively better results after a number of firmware updates were released addressing some issues I encountered. It […]

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How To Livestream Your Indoor Ride // Online Streaming Basics

This video covers the basics of my livestream setup that uses OBS Studio on Windows 10. I cover all the hardware, software, and configuration details for a high quality single scene stream before going live on Twitch to show it all working in real-time. Once you have OBS Studio configured you can stream to almost […]

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