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    Bikes. Tech. Indoor Trainers. Power Meters. Llamas. Alpacas.

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  1. gplama

    Wahoo Kickr BIKE

    The groupset/gearing options on the KickrBIKE looks insanely cool. A LOT of the development of this bike was by Aussies too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXV4Ok3tbOw
  2. It'd be a good combination - Though they're two different things. The Radar can inform you of what's coming so you're better informed. A camera will capture what you didn't know what was coming so your loved ones can be better informed of what killed you.
  3. Cheers! Um... yeah, but skip away. It's all good. The channel is still building and gets enough hits/views/interaction to keep things ticking along.
  4. Someone just posted my 10% off code for Pushys. Crikey. PU-512SJUL3 should work. No idea how long for.. but it'll knock $15 off that Varia RTL500. I need a friggin affiliate link with that crew!
  5. The original graphic Wahoo used were little race cars. F1 style. It was brilliant. I begged to keep them for the public release, no dice.
  6. G'day Trannies. I need to bang on about the Varia Radar... because it's such a game changer for me out riding by myself. If you didn't catch the news, Wahoo now support the Radar on the Elemnt/BOLT/ROAM units. The RTL500 (square ugly one) and the RTL510 (newer sexy one) are both supported. I've done a video on the newer Radar a while back, and covered the Wahoo implementation this week over on YouTube too. Pushy's have the older ugly one on sale for $149. Bargain. A local bike shop here price matched for me on that yesterday with their last one in stock, so I snapped that up. If you're thinking about one - GET IT. And see if your local has any in stock that'll price match... or head over to Pushys. Let me know if you ride with one (or won't ride without one). And if you're a 'mirror crew', all good. This is better. Happy Friday!
  7. Yep. They have to work hard to fudge up the numbers on the right to be accurate-ish for most riding conditions. ERG mode pulls the pants down and flicks the idea right on the balls. I had a suspicion of what was going on a while back. Companies kept replacing the cranks in the hope I had a dodgy product.... most sent two, some sent three. The eleventh (!) crank I rode last week, same tech, same Shimano spec, same issue.... so it's not any of the power meter companies (the 4iiii gauges on a more uniformly shaped FSA SL-K L/R crank was fine), it's the base unit that's flawed for the purpose they're using. They're building houses on dirt, not concrete. I spent a few months trying to disprove my data. Trying to attack my findings. Trying to figure out where I screwed up. At the end of the day if you remove me from the picture, the issue remains. So it's bigger than just my data set. The power companies know this. Surely they've all thought about using their own cranks/design for a while now. I suspect I'm shitlisted now by most.... Let's see how it plays out. I'm trying to get a hold of more non Shimano power cranks/spiders/etc to throw though the Lama Lab Test. It's a pretty solid testing protocol.
  8. And when you find out Keith's employment history and qualifications, the industry lets out a collective "Oh.... shit!"
  9. That's a grenade I didn't want to launch.... but had thought about. The ACCC would have a hard time proving what accuracy is though. And as Stages responded "we stand behind the accuracy and repeatability of the Stages Power R and Power L/R meters in the vast majority of use"... What defines 'majority of use'? Not ERG mode? In that case accuracy has to come with +/-%* Shimano Australia were happy to point the finger straight back at me. The detail is all in the post. And implies they had a steaming pile of shite power meter though to February this year!? What? I'll get a hold of another R9100-P and retest with the latest firmware one day soon. I won't be purchasing one for the task though. Hmmmm. Anyway. Be sure to check out Keith Wakeham's video on the topic. He worked for 4iiii inventing these things for years. He left prior to the R8000 and R9100 cranks coming along. 32mins long, but he peels back the layers for what's going on. And how it's a BIG problem. This didn't get any airtime in the FIT File Podcast this week, I just touch on it at the end. I could talk for hours on this one - it's been a journey. And one that could result in a few interesting emails. Cheers for listening to the Podcast and reading my new website too.
  10. The only path I'd throw those down would be towards the bin. They're way way wwwwaaayyy overpriced. The install process requires standing on one leg, singing the national anthem (from Germany), and sprinkling them with fairy dust and wishing on a star they work.
  11. Yep. They're direct force measurement.
  12. No link. I've done a few 'Strava Insights' videos a while back on YouTube. If activities are uploaded to any public viewable area (segments) on Strava, the information is there... with a little (well, a lot) of processing. I'm thinking about doing a few more on the recent data.... but I'll likely get my arse handed to me for breaking some kind of T&C of use.
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