MARKET SHAKE-UP: Stages Power Meters – Permanent Price Cuts

Stages, the Team-SKY power meter people of old, are PERMANENTLY cutting their prices by about 20% but up c40% in some cases. On the face of it, this is a game-changer, especially in the entry-level section of the market. For Eu/$/£300 you can get a single-sided 105 crank with a pre-installed Stages power meter. That’s…

New Firmware November 2019 eTap, EPS & RWGPS – Hammerhead Karoo

Hammerhead has just released one of their regular, monthly software updates, this time there is integration with Campagnolo EPS (v3) and SRAM eTap, using the same data fields that were made available last month with Di2 integration. Plus, there is some neat, new functionality relating to POI-navigation. Currently, the new functionality only works with (non-GPX)…

New Firmware October 2019 – Hammerhead Karoo

Hammerhead has just released one of their larger, monthly software updates, this time there is integration with Shimano Di2 and Garmin Varia. (v1.95.686.3) The Di2 capabilities on the Karoo vary depending on the exact components you have. Di2 can just be shifting but the higher-end shifters also have buttons on top of the hoods which…

£500 off selected BIKES at Wiggle UK DE

  Wiggle have a great BIKE sale on for the next week or so where you can grab up to £500 off a new 2019 bike There are over 200 models on sale and brands include: Felt, Cinelli, Orro, de Rosa, Wilier, Ridley, Niner which includes gravel bikes, hardtail MTB bikes and road bikes I…

SRAM Acquires PowerTap – Power Meter Times are changing

I was aware of some internal goings-on at PowerTap in recent months and I was wondering only two days ago who was going to buy them. Well, now we know it’s SRAM/Quarq. Source: https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/04/sram-acquires-powertap-what-it-means-for-both-brands-and-consumers.html It looks like the products that the customer sees will proceed in broadly the same direction with the same numbering. So…

Shimano RP9 Review - Shimano RP901 Review - SH-RP901 Dynalast

Shimano RP901 Review : Shimano RP9 vs. Fizik R5B

This Shimano RP9 Review will attempt to justify the upgrade from my Fizik R5B road shoes in logical, calm language. Of course, those who know me well will know that my TT bike is white and I’m just looking for a pair of matching shoes. Shhhh. Yes, the logical thoughts behind a new purchase of bike…

Coros Apex Review 42mm 46mm GPS Running Triathlon Multisport Watch

Christmas Confessions of a Gadget Geek

I thought “Christmas Confessions of a Gadget Geek” was a better way of entitling a post than “Endurance tech presents I bought for myself and gave to someone else to give to me at Christmas” I’ve been generally ‘all gadgeted up’ for the things that I need for me to do my sporty stuff. And…

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200m Garmins and a Good Year For Shimano

With corporate headquarters in Switzerland, Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN) have just announced that they have sold their 200 millionth GPS device. That includes car, marine and aviation devices as well as sports devices. Source: businesswire It took Garmin 6 years to sell their last 100 million devices. The first 100 million took 23 years ie from their…

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A Race Success – For Once

I’m feeling a little smug. For once I did a little bit better on my A race than I had hoped for, both in terms of time and position. It was a ‘lesser event’ with limited competition but a medal is a medal and it’s not my fault the really good guys didn’t turn up…