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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…

Velocomp Aeropod Review

Velocomp AeroPod – First Rides

I’m probably not going to do a full Velocomp AeroPod Review, I would need a wind tunnel handy and other similar products with which to compare AeroPod. Nevertheless, this is one of those products that I am just a little bit too excited about for my own good. After all, we are talking about FREE…

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…

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Alps 2018 – Gadgets On Tour

I’ve been quiet here recently. Partly because of other work and partly because of a family trip to the Alps. My proper France bike trip is in a few weeks. So the Alps Trip was to test out my bike setup, eat some cheese and start tapering for my A race. As we all know…

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Hever – GB Middle Distance Triathlon Champs – Race Report

A hot day and a non-wetsuit swim don’t always combine well the PR/PB abbreviation. And that was what happened today for me at Hever Castle, Kent (UK)…#NoPB There were lots of races today at Hever: Iron Distance tri; marathon; aquabike; and lots more. I did the Half Iron distance which just also happened to be…

Weekend Ride: Hills & Di2Stats

I had an interesting ride over the weekend. I seem to have passed some cycling competency test or other and was allowed to move from the banks of the Thames to the hills of Surry and Sussex (Southern England, below London). As well as seeing how much time I could spend in ‘first gear’ (34:28)…

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Tour de Yorkshire – mini disasters and lots of fun

A look at my TdY with a gadgety twist I have just returned home after family visits and the long course at the Tour de Yorkshire. The course is 80ish miles (129km and over 2km of vertical) taking in the varied and beautiful Yorkshire countryside on, what was, a perfect-to-slightly hot and windless day. Results:…

Some races for 2018

I’m planning a couple of ‘raids’ this year.I think they’re called that. I’ve now managed, I think, to squeeze the Alps in as well as the Pyrenees. In the case of the Alps it was more that I sneakily influenced a family holiday to be near the Alps…”Wouldn’t it be nice to do some hill…

Shimano

New Shimano Stuff – 105 and Ultegra RX

I found this one in my in-tray which I thought was interesting as we see the high-end feature trickle-down continue Shimano have spiced up the latest 105 offering Along with a mid-compact 52-36T crankset (adds to existing 50-34T & 53-39T) here are some more options: disk (BR-R7070 calipers, ST-R7020/25) levers) or rim brake options hydraulic…

Shimano Dura Ace R9100 C60 Review

Shimano Dura Ace R9100 C60 Review – on my dirty bike

A review of Shimano’s 50mm laminated clinchers. Shimano Dura Ace R9100 C60 Review I wasn’t quite sure how to review a wheelset and I’m certainly not going to make a habit out of it. There is only so much you can say about their roundness. Conversely, there’s probably lots we could say about the aeroness…

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Shimano Di2 – the dark side of the metrics

This is a short article highlighting some of the wonderful things you can do with Di2. I’m describing what I can do with a 2017 Ultegra R8050 derailleurs and DuraAce R9150 shifters which ARE more capable in the breadth of functionality they support than earlier models. Apologies in advance if you already have Di2 and…