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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…

Alistair Brownlee Wants to buy Ironman from Wanda |

The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) last week appointed Alistair Brownlee and others as directors. Yesterday, 3rd Feb 2020, the PTO made an open offer to Wanda Group to enter into discussions to acquire the IRONMAN® business from the Wanda Sports Group Company, with the offer backed by funding from by North Point Advisors. Paraphrased, the…

Velocomp PowerPod Power Meter Review

New PowerPod Lite – Now Available

A new, cheaper PowerPod model is available – the PowerPod LITE model at$199 in the USA. PowerPods are often discounted in sale periods AND you get 10% off with the code the5krunner10 at PowerMeterCity, below. It will not have escaped your notice that you can now get a functional power meter for both cycling and…

New Oura Ring Review

OLD New Oura Ring

The new Oura Ring marks a big step forwards for the Finnish activity-tech firm. The takeaway: Oura already make a ‘wearable tech ring’ that actually works!  Indeed its sleep tracking is one of the best solutions available to consumers/athletes. This one should be good too….#BETTER I will follow up with a more detailed Oura Ring…

Samsung Gear Sport Specifications & Opinion

 $299.99 seems to be the price point that many sporty smartwatch makers believe the market can bear and still deliver them large sales volume. Only time, and Father Christmas, will tell if that’s true. Opinion I’ve included the Samsung Gear Sport Specifications below for reference but there are no surprises. You can have a click…

OPINION: Polar M600

Polar today announced the M600 sports watch. It’s positioned as a 247, top-end sports watch for generalist sporty people who perhaps; run, do gym and do classes. It’s priced initially at: UK£265, US$330. It’s an innovative move for the company by building Polar hardware around Google’s Android Wear platform – rather than developing their own on-board sports…