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In Bizarre Move, UCI Bans HR Sensors From Pro Competions

OK, that’s a lie, but it’s functionally indistinguishable from what they have done; ban blood glucose and lactate monitoring devices. Maybe I’m missing something, but this seems crushingly myopic. Sure it’s an advantage to know when your building unsustainable levels of lactate, or your blood sugar is about to crash, but that’s just data about your body; much like what a heart rate sensor, body temperature, or sweat rate sensors provide. If…

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Pretty sure the clincher brigade missed the point there…

The amount of “tubeless hate” in the comments is interesting. If you’re happy with tubes, that’s great. No one is trying to change your mind on that. It’s a perfectly valid choice. There are costs/benefits to any system and everyone has a different value equation. If  you’re tubeless-curious then it’s worth noting that when tubeless works, it’s magic, it’s not uncommon to discover that it it worked purely by accident (i.e. finding…

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Garmin fēnix 6 Firmware 16.70

Not much of a change here, mostly just bug fixes, except that Garmin seems to have erased 16.60 from the official change log? I wasn’t able to make it update via Garmin Express, but since it should be the same as the 16.70 RC, you can download the binary directly. 16.70 Chang Log Notes (all changes since 16.60): Improved device name shown when mounted to a Windows computer to be more descriptive.…

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Snaggy Ridge 105

If you’d asked me two months ago, if I was going to do any organized rides in 2021, the answer would have been “no”. But a lot has changed since then. Going to be in IA for this gravel race on October 2nd, and have something else shaping up on the road in late July. As always, if you’re around make sure to say hi. The Snaggy Ridge 105 is a gravel…

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Garmin Adds 2FA Account Protection

While I wish that Garmin had added an option for proper 2FA (two-factor authentication), I guess having something is better than what they’ve doing. Granted, at least for me, the data that Garmin collects isn’t that sensitive or high-risk that it really warrants the device based OTP model, but that would still be my preference. Steps to enable: Go to www.garmin.com Login and select “Account” from the person icon () in the…

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Roval Rapide Handlebar

Light, aero, integrated, and the $300 price isn’t bad [relatively]. If the hose/cable exit is convenient, couldn’t tell from the press photos, this could be a great option for those looking to retrofit an aero handlebar setup on their bike. Introducing The Roval Rapide Handlebar Aero on the Leading Edge May 24th, 2021, Morgan Hill, CA – Wind is the ultimate cruelty, and nowhere is it more keenly met than the leading…

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Garmin fēnix 6 16.60 Firmware Released

This is a weird one… Garmin has been BETA/RC testing different revisions b/w 16.00 and the 16.60 version that was released last night for a month or two, but the change log for 16.60 (clearly a different version than the 16.30 I’ve been running for a several weeks now) is sparser than what they documented for 16.10->16.30. I had hoped the strange amount of lag in the release process was Garmin lining…

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Stupid name, but that’s not a bad price for what it is…

Please tell me that I’m not the only one who almost turned this video straight off after witnessing the presenter’s [sponsored] kit choice. I did manage to silence the voice in my head that was whispering “that’s not aero” over and over again; well enough to make it all the way through anyway. And, while I’m still a bit traumatized by the experience, it was worth it because the Canyon Grizl actually…

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