9-21-2014 WiR

Our big news this week is that the Million View Giveaway is upon us! This week we are going to be giving you two chances to win some fantastic prizes. Contest rules are coming soon, but we do get to share the prizes early (and let’s just say, wow!):

Prize pack from XLAB:

Prize pack from Profile Design

  • Aero HC System (our review here)
  • Karbon Kage
  • Water Bottle
  • Race Number Belt
  • Drawstring Backpack

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Look out for full contest details later this week (be sure to check our pages on Twitter and Facebook)!

For those visiting 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 @AeroGeeksFacebook message us, or email us at info@AeroGeeks.com.

This Week’s Posts

Monday – Bontrager Aeolus Helmet – First Look, Interbike 2014 – Scott Plasma 5

TuesdayGeek Guidance – MEFIS, Interbike 2014 – XLAB

WednesdayENVE SES Aero Bar – First Ride, Interbike 2014 – Torhans

Thursday – Interbike 2014 – Profile Design

Friday – Interbike 2014 – Silca

Geek Guidance

We had the chance to work with Coach Tommy Allore this spring as part of our visit to the Club Med Academies at Sandpiper Bay. Tommy is the Director of Triathlon at Club Med Academies as well as a 6-time triathlon champion, Ironman Finisher and USAT All-American. We had a blast training with Tommy, and since then have been looking for more ways to share his work and training methods. After months of planning, we launched the first article of our new continuing series, Geek Guidance. Here, Tommy shared his MEFIS training methodology. We already have a number of subjects in mind that we hope he’ll share, but be sure to let us know if you’re looking for help with training, nutrition, and more. Keep an eye out for his next article in just a few short weeks.

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Mail Room

The mail room has been extra busy post Interbike! Between what came back with us on the flight home, as well as what has already shown up at AG HQ, we have been scrambling to keep up. LOOK sent us home with a set of Keo Blade 2s. And Fly6 made sure we didn’t leave without taking one of their rear-view cameras for some testing, as well. We also have new bibs from Santini.

 

Silca sent us one of their Hero chucks to use alongside their ELO inflators. Bell and Bontrager also sent us their latest helmets – the Bell Star Pro and Bontrager Aelous. TriRig updated the Sigma Stem and sent us a few to spent time with. And finally, SKINS sent us a few pairs of their compression gear for training and recovery.

 

Stay tuned for our thoughts as we start putting all the gear through its paces, and let us know if you have any questions!

Current Review

  1. Zipp Vuka Stealth – Tracy is back on her bike as she recovers from a stress fracture, so you should see our First Thoughts on the Stealth in the next few weeks.
  2. Catalyst Disc Cover – We got a few rides in with the Catalyst cover and have been enjoying it. We have it paired with a set of Reynolds Strikes, and so far we aren’t reporting any noticeable flex or shimmies.
  3. Scott Split – We have wrapped up our time with the Split. And now that Interbike is winding down, we are ready to share our thoughts.
  4. Garmin Fenix 2 – So far our biggest complaint about the Fenix 2 has been the white-on-black display. Fortunately, it turns out that Garmin has already been listening and just launched a new special edition Fenix 2 this week, which includes a black-on-white display. Needless to say, we are already wondering if we can trade in our demo unit.
  5. Silca Valve Extenders – Testing valve extenders may seem like overkill, but after you use the Silcas, we think you’ll understand. We love these extenders and cannot wait to share them with you in the next week.
  6. Pearl Izumi P.R.O IN-R-COOL Tri Suit – Second skin doesn’t even begin to describe it. The top is super-lightweight, breathable, and doesn’t shift or bunch at all. It’s easily one of the most comfortable tri tops we have ever worn.

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