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Shimano buys Pioneer Cycle Sports

Pioneer Announces Transfer of Cycle Sports Business Shimano is potentially back in the bike head unit market with the acquisition of what looks to be Pioneer’s entire bicycling components business (assets). As the press release says:   Pioneer Announces Transfer of Cycle Sports Business Pioneer Corporation announced today that it has signed an agreement to…

Race Predictor Forerunner 645

new Garmins in 2020 | Forerunner, Edge, Air, more

Garmin will undoubtedly announce some new tech goodies either this week at CES2020 or VERY soon after once the marketing hype from other companies has died down – ie I would be amazed if there is no January announcement (Edit: queue amazement!!) I have no direct Garmin-intel for exactly what they will release this month.…

new Garmin Vector Air Specs & Opinion

Garmin recently leaked their own product details on their upcoming Garmin Vector Air product. It’s an opposing force power meter yet, more interestingly, it’s also a Drag Meter as it measures cDa and transmits cDa live to your cycling computer. That’s a pretty niche usage BUT it comes priced at $299.99, thus that niche of…

Aug 29 Release : AMAZON IMAGE : Garmin Fenix 6X Sapphire

Here you go folks. Pre-order if you have $950 spare. Actually you can’t as the listing has been removed GarminΒ  Speculation – More Info – Enjoy All the new Garmin model names including the Fenix range: https://the5krunner.com/2019/08/03/garmin-fenix-6-production/ Garmin 6X Pro Leaked Photos: https://the5krunner.com/2019/08/08/garmin-fenix-6x-pro/ Fenix 6 Speculation General speculation on all manufacturer future models. More Amazon…

Garmin Forerunner 245 Review

Garmin Forerunner 245 Specs, Comparison Music

The Garmin Forerunner 245 running watches (x2) have arrived and represent very interesting additions to Garmin’s 2019 range, I’ll save a full review for a few more months so let’s go ahead now with a preview, or whatever you want to call it. Where Are We? The earlier, Garmin Forerunner 235 from 2015 was a…

STRAVA Personal Heat MAPs

I like the occasional heatmap. Sometimes they are very pretty, like the one below from Suunto’s MOVESCOUNT in 2016 and could almost be a work of art for your pain cave’s wall. Sometimes you might be ‘somewhere new’ with little idea of where to cycle, swim or run. Sure you have a satnav but is…

Garmin 920XT 735XT Optical ELEVATE

Garmin Forerunner 945 – Imminent?

I’ve done some more digging after Monday’s post on the Forerunner 245 and 245 Music. The 2x 245 product releases are a near certainty, just take that as being correct and move on. However there is evidence that I have seen which shows that the Garmin Forerunner 945 is to be released very soon ie…

Garmin : Project DragonflyM ?

I had this interesting image passed to me recently (ty @G) and I’m not sure of what to make of it Because of where the image came from and the circumstances in which it was used, @G suspected it was linked to Garmin beta testing a new product and ‘M’ would denote music. #Possibly. I…

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Anthocyanins – Effects Depend on Muscle FibreType

Simplistically, some berries and beets when taken in relatively large and concentrated dosages seem to make me faster. There are various claims including those relating to notably increased fat oxidation in endurance exercise and improved recovery times. Here are some more recent findings for those of you who might be interested. Study 1 Latest Study:…

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STRAVA Summit – Alternative Opinion

STRAVA have changed the name of the paid-for service ‘PREMIUM’ to STRAVA Summit’. The pricing model has also changed and there is now the ability for you to pay for the bundles of features you most need. Or not. There is still a free option. Basically the bundles comprise: the in-workout stuff; the post workout…

Jabra Elite Active 65t Review Garmin 5S Plus

Galileo – 935, Fenix 5 Plus Accuracy Update

I’ve probably spent a little too long recently looking at GPS (GNSS) plots of numerous runs that I’ve done, attempting to see if GPS+GALILEO offers any improvements over GPS-only or GPS+GALILEO. In hindsight, the inordinate amount of time I spent looking at google map plots would have suggested, in itself, that there is no obvious…