Tuesday Garmin Tidbits: New Fenix2 Edition, new/free Vivokeeper safety bands

There are two minor and quick pieces of news from the Garmin camp. One of which hit today, and the other was from roughly the last week or so. Garmin Fenix2 Multisport Special Edition: First up is Garmin has released … Read More Here

SRM: Their iOS app, PC8, and their thoughts on low-cost power meters

While at Interbike I sat down with the SRM crew that’s working on their updated PC8 head unit.  While our discussions started there, they roamed to areas such as the iOS app, rechargeable power meters and the general trends around power … Read More Here

Recon Jet Update: Hands on, and a discussion with their executive team

It’s been a while since I last talked about the Recon Jet around these parts, aside from passing on the occasional newsletter update.  For those unfamiliar with the product, it’s effectively a heads up display of sorts with a sports … Read More Here

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Wahoo Fitness begins shipping TICKR X, and a few other tidbits

Earlier this week, Wahoo Fitness quietly began shipping the TICKR X heart rate strap that they showed off back in January at CES. The TICKR X completes the lineup of TICKR straps that include the regular TICKR, TICKR RUN, and … Read More Here

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CompuTrainer begins to open up access to apps, Kinomap demos WiFi CompuTrainer control and announced Android app

This week at Interbike, both CompuTrainer and Kinomap have made a number of announcements around application control and usage with the CompuTrainer trainer.  Let’s dive into them. CompuTrainer’s ‘Open Source’ First up is potentially the beginning of CompuTrainer opening up … Read More Here

TrainerRoad shows off new iOS app

To begin, for those unfamiliar with TrainerRoad, it’s a training platform that has developed a bit of a cult-like following over the past two or so years since they came on the scene.  The platform (PC/Mac) works by having a … Read More Here

Brim Brothers announces Zone power meter production, my first ride impressions

It’s been a number of years since Brim Brothers unveiled their power meter concept, and today they’ve launched pricing and availability details.  The Zone power meter is a cleat based power meter that is affixed to your cycling shoe, allowing … Read More Here

4iiii’s Introduces $399 Power Meter, Precision: My First Ride With It

4iiii’s has kicked off what will be a frenzy of power meter activity here at Interbike this week.  In doing so, as the post headline implies, they’ve jumped onboard with the plans to further drive the price of power meters … Read More Here

5 Random Things From A Week In Newfoundland

I’ve been relaxing up in Northeastern Canada since early last week, so here’s what I’ve been up to! 1) Back in Newfoundland After three flights following my brief stay in Oulu, Finland, I found myself landing in Newfoundland, Canada – … Read More Here

Photo of the day: Most confusing triathlon swim course ever

It’s been a long time since the last ‘Photo of the day’ post, which have historically almost always been on Friday’s.  But earlier this week when we turned the bend on a tiny coastal road in Northern Newfoundland, I knew … Read More Here

First look at Garmin’s new Vivosmart activity tracker

Today at IFA, the giant consumer-electronics focused show in Berlin, Garmin announced their latest activity monitor, the Vivosmart.  This unit builds upon the Vivofit that was released earlier this year with additional features and tighter smartphone integration. I had a … Read More Here

Behind the Scenes at Polar’s Headquarters

On Monday I made a slight detour off of my previously planned journey from France to North America to visit the headquarters of Polar Electro, well known maker of heart-rate focused sport devices.  By ‘slight detour’, I mean an approximately … Read More Here

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Eurobike Sports Tech Snippets Part 2: Lazer, Shimano, Revbox, Lightweight, and Elite

Here’s my second roundup of Eurobike tech snippets.  The Part 1 roundup can be found here.  This is in addition to all my other more Eurobike product-specific posts where the focus was a single product or company.  Let’s dive right … Read More Here

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Eurobike Sports Tech Snippets Part 1: Cateye, Fly6, Elite Trainers, Wahoo, Canyon

There’s a lot of new tech this year on the floor of Eurobike, more so than I’ve seen in years past.  On Thursday alone I spent 12 hours in meetings with these companies.  And that didn’t even touch all the coolness … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

While I was technically home this weekend for about 40 hours, it somehow seemed like only about 8 hours.  Nonetheless, here’s how I spent those 40 hours. 1) Made my way back from Eurobike First order of the business for … Read More Here

The Massive Eurobike Power Meter News Roundup: Quarq, Stages, SRM, PowerBeat, Ciclo, Verve Infocrank, Xpedo

For some power meter companies here at Eurobike I put together full posts if they had a number of new major products, or if they had some sort of significant news.  These included: Garmin: New model, announcement of Cycling Dynamics … Read More Here

BKOOL: Their new trainer, new training platform, and a few other updates

Over the past 2 years, Spanish trainer company BKOOL has broken into the resistance controlled trainer market with a lower priced offering that is undercutting some of the mid-range to the edge of the higher end trainers in the market … Read More Here

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Power2Max introduces Type S mountain bike power meter, additional road bike models

Here at Eurobike Power2Max has announced a number of new power meters, targeting two different markets.  The first is bringing the Type S lineup to the mountain bike market, while a the same time expanding out their road bike market. Power2Max … Read More Here

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Tacx shows off new suite of trainers, new accessories, updates on software apps

Over the last few weeks Tacx has trickled out details on their trainers for the upcoming season.  The overall theme of which is dual ANT+/Bluetooth Smart compatibility, as well as expanded app operating system compatibility and integration.  I’ll start by … Read More Here

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Polar announces new Keo Power systems, and V800/V650 power meter update plans, and more!

Today at Eurobike Polar announced and showed off a slew of power meter specific features and products – all of which are scheduled to hit the market in the next 60 days.  Here’s the run down. New Bluetooth Smart Keo … Read More Here

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PowerTap gives sneak peek at new product development, and other updates from the company

Last year at Eurobike, PowerTap had on display a bit of a historical timeline of the company’s past products.  15 years worth of power meter products on display, a nod to the company’s long line of various developments that hit retail … Read More Here

K-Edge shows off new combo Garmin/GoPro mount, new Pioneer mount, also new more aerodynamic Garmin mount

Today at Eurobike K-Edge had on hand a number of their just announced mounts, the most interesting being a new combo mount adapter that holds both your GoPro (or other action cam), as well as your Garmin bike computer.  Beyond … Read More Here

Garmin announces Vector S: $899 power meter, also announces Cycling Dynamics

Today, at the start of the outdoor portion of Eurobike, Garmin has made two cycling specific announcements.  The first is unveiling the Vector S power meter, while the second is announcing upcoming ‘Cycling Dynamics’ metrics that will be applicable to … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

My weekend was effectively the weekend that wasn’t really a weekend.  Here, let me explain. 1) Flew down to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia First up was a really early flight that had me up and getting ready to go to the … Read More Here

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A Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) Runaround

After my meetings finished on Sunday, a run was in order.  Now ideally I would have done said run at 6AM on Sunday, well before my meetings.  But when my alarm went off there was lot of snooze button pushing and … Read More Here