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NGL – I don’t get it

I’m not going to argue that the Titan Lab Kommander isn’t cool in a geeky kind of way, because it most certainly is. Where I hesitate, is around the actual usefulness of this tiny Bluetooth/ANT+ keyboard on a bike; especially at its $90 price point. Everything you can use it for in Zwift, it seems like the Companion app would just work better, and for what I’d use it for on the…

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Mixed Messages

This summer I almost got flattened by a car. The details aren’t super important, but had the car’s timing been a slightly different, or had there been oncoming traffic, the best case would probably have involved an ambulance ride. The important part starts when I chased down the car, slammed my hand on the side window, and started berating the driver. It was colossally stupid for me to escalate the situation with…

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Garmin fēnix 6 – Firmware 15.20

DCR indirectly mentioned that the 15.20 update for the fēnix 6 family included a bunch of new undisclosed features in his walk-through of the Garmin Enduro yesterday. Rollout is in a phased approach currently, but if you want to force it and Express isn’t doing it for you. You can download the “RC“, which should be exactly the same as what you’ll eventually get. I’ve been running it for about a week…

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Great POC, but who’s going to buy that?

I’m going to assume that helmet brand POC, doesn’t stand for Proof-of-Concept, but that’s what their Omne Eternal is. A very neat Proof-of-Concept (POC). But, at €250 (~$300), I have to wonder who is going to buy a self-contained solar charging helmet with a built in tail lamp. Based on this product image, I can only guess that it’s aimed at the fixie-riding-hipster crowd, but who knows. Personally, while I can celebrate…

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Dipping a toe into the Canyon seat post debacle

Canyon messed up. Clearly, no doubt, they messed up. I’m going to assume everyone is familiar with the new Aeroad’s issue; if not, go read up, we’ll wait. The root problem is that they tried to get too clever with the seat post design on the new Aeroad. It fits too tight at the back for the amount of flex that the design allows, and a non-load bearing part of the seat…

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If you value battery life over EVERYTHING else

I was feeling pretty good about Garmin’s new Enduro watch, right up to the point where the features discussion started. More money than a fēnix 6, but way less features; and the only thing you get in return is massive battery life. I say only, but if that’s your thing, it could be exactly what you’re looking for. Personally, as long as I leave all-day SPO2 off (which frankly isn’t a hard…

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