6/30/2013 – AeroGeeks Week in Review

Viva Le Tour – Yes! It is July which means we get three weeks of some of the best cycling in the world. What it also means is the team here at AeroGeeks is going to be insanely busy. It seems like every manufacturer is releasing at least one product over the next three weeks to take advantage of the world wide audience. To keep up we spent the better part of this weekend working on all of the articles we are looking forward to sharing you as the tour marches forward.

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But let’s back up and rehash the seven articles we shared this week. We shared our thoughts on two great saddles, and then spent the rest of the week sharing the latest news on frames, hydration and electronics. Make sure to check out the articles on the new Torpedo System from XLAB and the Recon Jet which may revolutionize how we interact with our data. Hopefully you caught all of these great articles but if you blinked this weekend you might have missed one so make sure to check them out below.

Also make sure to head over to http://bit.ly/12nj1d9; 110% is giving away 10 sets of their OverDrive Compression Kit. You may recall what huge fans we are of this compression gear and we would love to see more of our readers get the opportunity to try it out. There is also a grand prize of over $1K in summer running gear.

For all of our new followers, one of our favorite ways to showcase our readers is our Readers Ride album on Facebook. You can check it out at http://on.fb.me/12jEqE3. If you would like to have your bike featured in our album you can tweet us at @AeroGeeks, Facebook message us, or email us at info@AeroGeeks.com.

This Week’s Posts

Monday – Mad Fiber Road.2 – First Look

Tuesday – Terry Falcon X – Review

Friday – Cobb Cycling Gen 2 Saddle – First Ride

Saturday – XLAB Torpedo System – First Look, Updated Trek Madone, Shimano SH-R320B (Blue) Limited Edition – First Look

Sunday – Recon Jet – First Look

Having Fun with Electronics

Our goal here at AeroGeeks is to be your premier source of road, TT and Triathlon news and reviews. Because of this, it will be rare to have a mountain bike grace our pages. But when Julian over at Alex’s Bicycle Pro Shop builds a bike as sweet as his PKi2, we can’t resist showing it off.

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Julian wasn’t looking to build something commonplace, so instead he combined an Ultegra Di2 rear derailleur, Alfine Di2 display and electronic suspension control, and then ran them off a single Shimano seat tube battery. It makes for a pretty impressive ride.

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Make sure to take a look at the video here to get all the details on this build.

Current Reviews

1. Giro Air Attack Shield

Every time we put the shield in front of our eyes, we are again shocked how much air ends up passing over our face. Giro absolutely got the cooling aspect of this helmet right.

Giro Air Attack – First Ride

2. Profile Design Aero HC System

It took a little bit but we finally have the Aero HC perfectly dialed in. Mike rode it all week and really loved the position. Profile Design made the included mount extremely adjustable and while it took a few rides, we are extremely pleased with the results.

Profile Design Aero HC System – First Ride

3. WheelBuilder AeroJacket

Another 100 miles on the AeroJacket and we have yet to find a reason not to have one of these sitting in your garage. Next step is to take it off the wheel and see how easy it is to mount and remount it.

Wheel Builder AeroJacket Disc Cover – First Ride

4. Bontrager Hilo RXL Speed Dial

Well we rode the Hilo at its minimum setting, so on to the maximum. Normally we would be sharing our first ride thoughts this week, but with the new products coming out of the Tour and the shortened week due to the July 4th holiday, expect to see our first thoughts next week.

5. Specialized S-Works Trivent

We have loved the S-Works Trivents since we first saw them. Between its BOA enclosure, and drawbridge closure, it brought a whole new set of technologies and concepts to the triathlon world. We started riding them this week and while you would expect the enclosure to be the standout feature, it is actually the stiffness of the shoe.

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6. Cobb Cycling Gen 2 Saddle

We probably surprised you with the first ride article earlier this week, but Devon had been putting miles on it fairly quickly and we wanted to start the conversation early. Make sure to let us know what questions you have!

 Cobb Cycling Gen 2 Saddle – First Ride

7. Cobb Cycling Max Saddle

While Devon has been riding the Gen 2, Tracy has been testing out the Max. The Max has some features that make it an attractive option for female riders. She should have her first thoughts out in another week.

8. Cobb Cycling – Rapido Shorts

Both Devon and Tracy are giving the Rapido’s a try. We already knew how much detail Cobb Cycling puts into their saddles, so we shouldn’t be so surprised that the first few rides (and runs) with the shorts show they put the same attention into their apparel.

9. Betty Designs – Cycling Kit

Tracy certainly is a busy AeroGeek. When not using the Rapidos, you can find her taking a look at the Betty Designs cycling kit out for a ride. She is a huge fan of the Betty Designs looks, but is trying to find out if its function can even trump its form!

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10. XX2i Optics France1 Pro Racing Kit

Every cyclist and triathlete needs a good pair of sunglasses, even better if it has removable lenses so that they can be used day and night. We are taking the France1 Pro Racing kit for a spin to see if this economical option might meet the needs of the average age grouper.

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