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…

Morzine, France 2018

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…

New BTF Logo

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…