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 →
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 17/03/2017
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 →
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 →
Having been using the Cycleops Hammer for a couple of months now after ZwiftCon, I’m in a much better place to give an idea as to how the latest Cycleops unit feels, and more importantly, how it responds to race conditions, in order to be able to class this review as a proper Zwift Gear Test! So if you are interested in the new trainer on the block, read on in the Cycleops Hammer review and Zwift Gear Test!
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Many turbo manufacturers produce own branded mats for use with their trainers. While brand loyalty is nice, and my OCD plays well with a trainer matched to the manufacturer mat, they are rarely bundled with a turbo, so the price is thus a major factor. So assuming you are opening your own wallet which is the best for catching your sweat?
Cycleops has come back to the direct drive turbo market with the Hammer, but in a one, two blow, they have also released a wheel on trainer in the form of the Cycleops Magnus, coming in at under half the price of the bigger Hammer. I’ve been using the Cycleops Hammer and the Magnus now for about six weeks, so how do they compare, and how do the hills on Zwift feel through the wheel with the Cycleops Magnus? It sounds like we need another Zwift Gear Test!