Into Thin Air: Bkool’s New 2017-2018 Trainer Lineup

While it’s traditional that most European trainer companies announced their new wares at Eurobike, Spain-based Bkool decided to eschew that for a few more weeks of prep and then launch their new trainer products at Interbike instead.  Unfortunately, that didn’t … Read More Here

Garmin rolls out 5.7K stitching support to VIRB 360, new HyperFrame director mode

When the VIRB 360 was announced this past spring, it was one of the first single-device 360° action cameras to actually produce higher than 4K resolution video files that looked good.  Previously, even 4K, 360° action cameras didn’t look all that spectacular, … Read More Here

TrainerRoad adds Garmin Cycling Dynamics support, plus upload to Garmin Connect

Today at Interbike, TrainerRoad and Garmin showed off a new capability that allows you to view your Garmin Vector Cycling Dynamics data in real-time on TrainerRoad via their app.  This would mark the first time any company has been able … Read More Here

4iiii Announces New Precision Podiiiium Power Meter Lineup

Today at Interbike, 4iiii has announced a new product lineup of power meters, the 4iiii Precision Podiiiium.  But because I can’t stand to write Podiiiium throughout this entire article, I’m calling it Podium.  You can thank me later. The new … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend in Amsterdam (and a big announcement!)

One of the greatest parts about living in Europe is just how easy it is to travel from country to country.  In less time than it would take to drive or take a train from Washington DC to NYC, we … Read More Here

Strava in Augmented Reality: Here’s how it works

As Interbike kicks off you’ll see a slew of both mainstream as well as smaller companies try and get your attention with new products.  Some of these will be products that you genuinely find useful and plan to buy, and … Read More Here

WatTeam announces $259 power meter pricing, new models and more

As Interbike kicks off today, so does some power meter news.  The first to move is WatTeam with some new models, new modes, installation services, and reduced pricing.  Oh, and some new algorithms.  All of which combined make for some … Read More Here

Garmin Vivosport In-Depth Review

A few weeks ago as part of Garmin’s trifecta announcement of new Vivo-labeled products, they announced the Vivosport (along with the Vivomove HR and Vivoactive 3).  In many ways the Vivosport got overlooked as it lacked the fashionista flashiness of … Read More Here

Week in Review–September 17th, 2017

The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I’ve written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting – generally endurance sports related. I’ve often wondered … Read More Here

Power Meter Pedal Shootout: Vector 3 vs PowerTap P1 vs Assioma

Over the course of the summer we’ve seen both Garmin and Favero roll out new pedal power meters.  In Garmin’s case they’ve got their third generation Vector 3 pedals, while in Favero’s case they have their Assioma units, which are … Read More Here

Initial Thoughts: Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular connectivity

Today Apple announced their 3rd generation Apple Watch, simply named Apple Watch Series 3.  This new watch is nearly identical in form factor to their 1st and 2nd generation Apple Watch, but now packs in cellular capabilities as well as … Read More Here

Favero Assioma Power Meter In-Depth Review

It’s been about three months since Favero announced their next generation power meter pedals, the Assioma.  These pedals would build upon the BePro units of two years ago, doing away with the complicated installation process while also adding in Bluetooth … Read More Here

Quick Tour: The 2017 DCR Eurobike RV

As is customary the last few years, I rent an RV and drive down to Eurobike for the week long festivus.  The main reasons I do this is that it’s both cheaper than most hotels, as well as being a … Read More Here

Elite Direto Trainer In-Depth Review

Earlier this summer Elite announced the Direto, a direct drive trainer that’s fully integrated into the likes of Zwift and TrainerRoad. Priced at $899 it was initially targeted at the mid-range price market, but over the course of the last … Read More Here

An awesome ride in the Swiss Alps

It’s been a while since I’ve written about a random ride in an epic spot.  But in years past in the deserts of Jordan, or the coast of South Africa, or the Pyrenees, I’ve been lucky to sneak in some … Read More Here

Hands-on: Polar’s OH1 Standalone Optical HR Sensor

Over the past couple of years, Polar has been continuing to iterate on their optical HR sensor design.  While Garmin and Fitbit (for example) have mostly kept to the same design and slowly iterated and improved it with minor changes, … Read More Here

Garmin’s Vivomove HR: Everything you need to know

Sometimes, beauty is only skin deep. And unfortunately in the case of the Vivomove HR – that’s never been more true. But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves.  The Vivomove HR is the second iteration of Garmin’s dabble … Read More Here

Hands-on: Wattbike introduces new Atom stationary bike (with ANT+/BLE and more!)

Today Wattbike has introduced their first consumer-focused smart stationary bike.  And unlike some of the other ideas floating around – this one is actually real, here today, and with production underway.  So much real that a unit has been sitting … Read More Here

First Look: Tacx introduces Tacx Neo Smart Bike

While you may not know it, we’re just at the edge of an indoor bike revolution.  Or, at least we are according to some people.  No matter whether or not that happens we’re seeing bike trainer companies and others alike … Read More Here

Garmin Vivoactive 3: Everything you need to know

Today Garmin announced a swath of new Vivo-branded wearable devices.  You’ve got the Vivoactive 3, which I’m covering here – but also the Vivomove HR and Vivosport, which you’ll see in another post.  Those two are updates of the existing … Read More Here

Hands-on: Wahoo’s New KICKR 2017 Edition

It’s that time of year again – new trainer season.  Or more precisely, just about the end of new trainer announcement. Wahoo’s been busy this summer between the new KICKR SNAP announced last month, as well as the new Wahoo … Read More Here

Hands-on: Wahoo’s new KICKR CLIMB Incline Simulator

While this Eurobike is a bit quieter when it comes to major new trainers, we do have one item that’s definitely unique coming out of the Wahoo camp: An incline simulator. The new Wahoo CLIMB will raise and lower the … Read More Here

PowerTap lowers P1 pedal price to $999, matches Garmin Vector 3

In a move that took a mere 3 hours, PowerTap has responded to Garmin’s new Vector 3 pedal debut by matching their price.  The Vector 3 pedals were announced earlier today at a price of $999, which was $200 less … Read More Here

Garmin Edge 1030 In-Depth Review

After over three years, Garmin has updated its flagship GPS navigation computer with a new edition – the Edge 1030.  This new large-screen style unit features a longer battery life along with a new external battery pack option.  Not only … Read More Here

Hands-on: Garmin Vector 3 Power Meter

Today Garmin announced their third generation of power meters, Vector 3.  This new unit brings sweeping changes both easily seen outside, but also internally as well.  In fact, I’d argue the internal changes are far more important than the new … Read More Here