PowerTap PowerCal HRM Review – Zwifting on Your Travels with an HRM Powermeter!

The PowerTap PowerCal is a bit if an odd device. A heart rate meter, which also estimates your wattage output when cycling. In such a small package, the PowerCal might be the definitive travel equipment for Zwift, but for the need of one MAJOR question, how does the power reading compare with strain gauge derived power meters? It sounds like we need a Zwift Gear Test!!! Continue Reading →

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Elite Rampa Turbo Trainer Review – Zwift Gear Test

Power meter vs. Power estimator. Does it matter? Rather than a strain gauge, the Elite Rampa uses a power estimator, Elite have previously championed the optical power meter with the Drivo, so what effect does that bring to the Elite Rampa? We look at power accuracy as we try to answer the common question “How does it Zwift?” in this latest Zwift Gear Test! Continue Reading →

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The House that Tacx Built – Tacx Factory Visit – TitaniumAdventures

Within the cycling world, Tacx is one of THE biggest manufacturer names NOT associated with the production of a bike frame. Tacx is a hardware company making components as “simple” as jockey wheels and drinks bottles, through to state of the art turbo trainers, built using input from global leaders in the field of electromagnetics. I have been lucky enough to have Tacx open their factory doors to me and my camera this month, to get an insight into how a tech giant continues to flourish in a highly competitive market, whilst being a proudly family owned, and consumer focused business

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Wahoo KICKR Turbo Trainer Review (Gen 2) – Zwift Gear Test – “The Kings New Handle”

In 2015 the Wahoo KICKR was the turbo trainer I opened my wallet for. Since then, I’ve been able to test most of the smart turbo trainers on the market. But over the last two years, competition Wahoo has faced have really upped their game. So in 2017, is the new Wahoo KICKR (Gen 2) enough of an update to compete against the latest smart trainers? Let’s find out in the latest Zwift Gear Test! Continue Reading →

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Treadmill Smart Speed App Review – Running Pace Bluetooth broadcast for Use with Zwift Running

A lot of people like the idea of Zwift Running, but don’t already have the hardware such as a foot pod/cadence sensor, and are a little reticent to buy expensive hardware to try out the system. AppyAppster have just released “Treadmill Smart Speed – Designed for Zwift Runs” which may allow a low-cost entry to Zwift Running for some people

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