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I expected this to be marketing BS, but it was fairly sensible…

There are a few interesting takeaways from this Rene Herse article on the aerodynamics of gravel bikes/riding. If you just want the TLDR; body position is where it’s at (duh). I did enjoy that they corroborated my assertion that aero gravel wheels aren’t a great idea :). But I would like to see some independent corroboration of the claim that a handlebar bag is more aerodynamic. They claim a small gain, probably…

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Wahoo KICKR V6/2022 Launches

There’s not a lot new in the V6 KICKR, but the addition of Wi-Fi is nice for those using an Apple TV (like me) because it frees up the Bluetooth connections for other things. Otherwise, I’m not really seeing anything upgrade worthy if you already have a working smart trainer configuration. But, obviously a solid contender if you’re looking for THE BEST smart trainer (or one of the best anyway) available today.…

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Garmin August 2022 Smartwatch/Cycling Computer Update

Garmin is claiming that they released all the HRV, SATIQ, Training 2.0 stuffs for the fēnix 7, epix, Instinct 2, Forerunner 945 LTE and Edge 1040/1040 Solar. This is great news for the folks who want the goods, but aren’t comfortable running the BETAs. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to pull down the release build either directly or with Garmin Express. But, I’m not complaining too loudly, it might just be because…

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Hambini’s Wheel Buyer’s Guide

Hambini is a great source of information for all things aerodynamic, and many things engineering. This guide is actually more educational seminar than guide, and I don’t mean that in a bad way at all. It is a fantastic resource for better understanding what to look for in a wheel when you go shopping.…

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OMG! Garmin fēnix 7 9.22 change log is MASSIVE!

NGL, my fēnix 7 was feeling a little left out by all the fēnix 6 love the last few days… So it’s good to know that Garmin can hold both devices close to their collective heart when it comes to the adding and fixing goodness. I’m especially happy to see better surfacing of HRV data, but also given some of the instability I experienced with 9.15, it’s great to see the long…

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Even more HRV love for the fēnix 6

Seems like only yesterday that Garmin pushed out a huge step forward in the HRV tracking game for the fēnix 6, but no, it was actually two days ago 🤯. The glaring issue with that update, not that I am complaining in any way, was that they didn’t include the HRV glance/widget. 22.76 fixes that; so now you can see your HRV numbers from the night before. Awesome sauce! Added HRV Status…

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Wowzers! Garmin adds HRV goodness to fēnix 6 lineup!

You will need to install the 22.75 ALPHA build of the firmware, to get the new HRV features, but I’ve found those to be plenty stable for daily use. What’s interesting is that it doesn’t appear to have added the HRV glance. So it will be interesting to see how this all plays out as the firmware update develops. It does include new sensor hub, so I’m optimistic that Garmin will add…

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Outbound Lighting Launches Detour Road/Gravel Bike Light

One of the best bike lighting decisions I’ve ever made was to take a chance on the Outbound Lighting Evo/Hangover MTB combo. It is AWESOME!!! So, I have no doubt that their new $179 Detour road/gravel light is equally awesome. Although, I would probably only use it for gravel with one of these guys, because every dropbar bike I have, has an integrated GoPro mount under the computer. Our original Road Edition…

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