We are going to start off today by congratulating Crowie on one heck of an Ironman career. Following his fifth place finish at IM Melbourne yesterday – Craig Alexander announced his retirement from the IM distance. With 3 wins at Kona under his belt, Craig has been one of the titans of the sport and while he may no longer be racing, his presence will surely be felt.
[Photo Credit Craig Alexander \ Paul K. Robbins – http://www.craigalexander.net/fit-zone/winning-coeur-dalene-ironman-as-the-crow-flies/#.Uy9x3PldU84]
If you didn’t catch our showcase of Blue Competition Cycles 2014 lineup – make sure to check it out. The 2014 Triad looks to be a strong competitor to other superbikes out there, and the mid-range EX version is sitting at a strong price point. We also completed our review of the Profile Design TwentyFour series – for those that visit here often, you know we have had this wheelset for quite some time. It felt good to be able to finish off our thoughts on PDs newest entry to the market.
For those visiting us for the first time—welcome! One of our favorite ways to showcase our readers is our Readers’ Rides 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 just tweet us at @AeroGeeks, Facebook message us, or email us at info@AeroGeeks.com.
This Week’s Posts:
Oakley sent us a pair of their RadarLock XLs this week. The RadarLocks combine a strong TT minded frame with the easy ability to swap out between your early and late morning lenses.
- Nathan Sports AP Pro – Tracy spent time with the AP Pro this week; she came away impressed with the ease of use of the bottle but couldn’t get past one question – where does the computer go? Look for our true First Look this week.
- Garmin 910xt – So we found our first real issue with the 910xt, specifically the quick release kit. We have not been able to find a bike mount that works with the kit. Early this week we opened the garage, excited to test the 910 with our SpeedFil Z4 and found it wouldn’t work with the mount. We then tried Garmin’s own bar mount and it didn’t work there either – it seems both had an edge too wide to play nice with the mount. We have a few more mounts to try however, so hopefully we will find something it works with.
- Specialized Shiv – Tracy has been finalizing her First Look article and we expect to share it with you this week or next. Be sure to let us know any questions you have on this innovative frame set.