Apr. 24

First Look: The IQ2 149€ Power Meter

(Note: Please, please, please read the entire post before ‘investing’. Especially my concerns in the last two full sections…not paragraphs, sections.) As each year passes, we continue to see drops in power meter prices.  One only needs to look at my recent post on power meter pricing to see these …

Apr. 23

Sea Otter 2018 Tech Roundup–Power Meters: SRM Pedals, 4iiii Podium, ROTOR INpower, and more

With all of the pre-planned Sea Otter announcements taken care of last week, it’s time to dive into some of the on-site announcements and tech tidbits.  Most of these are smaller, henceforth why I didn’t cover them in dedicated stand-alone posts like some of the other products.  For quick reference, …

Apr. 19

Hands-on: Quarq TyreWiz Cycling Pressure Sensor

Today Quarq announced their latest creation – the TyreWiz, which monitors your tire pressure on your bike.  These small sensors attach to Presta tire values, so basically most bike tires that this target market would care about (mountain, road, fat bikes).  From there the unit then transmits your tire pressure …

Apr. 18

Hands-on: New $299 AeroPod Aerodynamic Sensor

A few minutes ago AeroPod launched for purchase on Kickstarter, though, the company is hardly new to the aero field.  In fact, one could argue that nobody as has much experience (manufacturing or practical) with aerodynamic sensors in the industry than Velocomp.  After all, they’ve been making aerodynamic driven cycling …

Apr. 18

Garmin Edge 130 In-Depth Review

As a techie-geek I suppose there’s some expectation that I’ll be most impressed with the higher end gear. The stuff that has all the bells and whistles, and usually costs more.  But here’s the funny thing – out of the pile of Garmin new gear announcements today, I’m most impressed …

» First Look: The IQ2 149€ Power Meter
» Sea Otter 2018 Tech Roundup–Power Meters: SRM Pedals, 4iiii Podium, ROTOR INpower, and more
» Hands-on: Quarq TyreWiz Cycling Pressure Sensor
» Hands-on: New $299 AeroPod Aerodynamic Sensor
» Garmin Edge 130 In-Depth Review

5 Easy Steps To The Site

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In Depth Product Reviews

You probably stumbled upon here looking for a review of a sports gadget.  If you’re trying to decide which unit to buy – check out my in-depth reviews section.  Some reviews are over 60 pages long when printed out, with hundreds of photos!  I aim to leave no stone unturned.

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Read My Sports Gadget Recommendations.

Here’s my most recent gadget recommendations guide (Winter 2017-2018 edition) and trainers here (2017-2018) – covering almost every category of sports gadgets out there.  Looking for the equipment I use day to day?  I also just put together my complete ‘Gear I Use’ equipment list, from swim to bike to run and everything in between (plus a few extra things).  And to compliment that, here’s The Girl’s (my wife’s) list. Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!

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Understand technology and sport in the How-To Guides.

I enjoy explaining new things to folks – especially showing people how to get the most from their gadgets. Here’s an ongoing list of “How to” guides.

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Read my Top 25 most useful posts.

It turns out I’ve written a fair bit of stuff over the past few years – and after it disappears from my front page, a lot of it never really sees the light of day again without Google’ing skillz.  Or a photographic memory…which I don’t have.  I’ve taken a look back and found stuff that…continues to find a trickle of readers via web searches or forum links.

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Have some fun in the travel section.

I travel a fair bit, both for work and for fun. Here’s a bunch of random trip reports and daily trip-logs that I’ve put together and posted. I’ve sorted it all by world geography, in an attempt to make it easy to figure out where I’ve been.