SportsTest Review – Going Beyond the FTP Test! – Titanium Adventures

There is a LOT of training advice online, and a lot of “arm chair” coaches. I think I have a pretty good handle on my training but will freely agree I’m swimming in a sea of available data from gadgets today. The opportunity to be put to the test by Dr Garry Palmer at SportsTest came up. It turns out there is a lot more to life than FTP test numbers, and for my physiology, my training left a lot to be desired… Join me for a review where I learnt a LOT, and have benefitted even more! Continue Reading →

Stryd Foot Pod Review & Zwift Gear Test – Is an update always an improvement?

Sometimes a product comes along, and you think “Wow, I need this in my life”, you review it, and it is everything you hoped. This was the original Stryd, or Stryd Pioneer as it is now called. Stryd has recently released their second generation device, and it is a huge change, from HRM to foot pod, thus drastically affecting functionality. So, are we actually looking at an upgrade with the new foot pod? Let’s take a look! Continue Reading →

Zwift User Manual – The Unofficial Guide to Zwift!

Since Zwift was released, there has been a steady run of updates and new features. This post has been set up as the UNOFFICIAL Zwift User manual, to keep abreast of the changes and document the tips, tricks, issues and information which has been announced and also discovered by the world of Zwift riders. I aim to keep this manual updated as new information comes up, and things change. So #RideON

Last update to Zwift User Manual 17/01/2017

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ZwiftPower – The coding behind Zwift Community Racing

Zwift has grown from the brainchild of Jon Mayfield into an arguably recognised cycling powerhouse which, I don’t think it is an understatement to say, has revolutionised indoor cycling. In the early days of Zwift, the priority of the company was on making a great user experience. As cyclists, our priority was going fast, which meant races, which early Zwift users created their code to facilitate. This system is now known as ZwiftPower and underpins the majority community of Zwift race results. So let’s take a look under the hood Continue Reading →

Tacx Flux Review – Followup on issues and response from Tacx HQ

My original review of the Tacx Flux did highlight a few issues with the system – namely a bricked trainer from myself and some discrepancies with the inbuilt power meter. Since then I have been furnished with a replacement trainer, new firmware, and a long phone call from Tacx HQ – read on for the Tacx Flux REDUX, Inc phone transcript! Continue Reading →