It was new equipment galore this week at AeroGeeks HQ. First up was the new Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon SL – Mavic’s first full carbon clincher. Then we got a chance to take a first look at three new products from Rotor, including their dual-sided power meter that is specifically designed to work with their non-circular Q-rings. In the mailroom, we received boxes from SRAM and Silca (more on that in a bit). And finally, we finished our time with the Bell Star Pro. It was busy week indeed.
This Week’s Posts
Tuesday – Bell Star Pro – Final Thoughts
Wednesday – Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon SL – First Look
Alan sent us this Trek Speed Concept with a simple question – when you have no upgrades left, what is left to do? We have to admit that after checking out his ride and his full component list, he has left us a bit stumped there.
- Trek Speed Concept 9.9
- Shimano Dura Ace Di2
- Lightweight Autobahn Disc
- Lightweight Fernweg FW
- Ceramic Speed OS Pulleys
- Ceramic Speed BB
- Ceramic Speed Coated Chain (Raceday Only)
- Garmin Vector Pedals
- Dash Stage 9
- Garmin 500 (Lightest and Most Aero Garmin Computer)
- Profile Design Aero HC
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The Mail Room
Bontrager sent us samples of three of their Spring\Summer collections to start the week. First up is the Velocis – designed for both training and racing. Their Classique summer collection combines Merino wool with Bontrager’s 37.5 technology for classic looks and modern temperature control. Finally, there is the Circuit – designed for all-purpose cycling.
Next up came a very big box from SRAM. And to say we were excited when we opened it is the ultimate under statement. eTap is in the house! Our Specialized Shiv will be getting the full eTap treatment (including BlipGrips) in the coming weeks – stay tuned.
To finish, last week we shared that Fi’zi:k had sent us their carbon braided Tritone – this week we get to show it off.
Wahoo Fitness RPM Speed and RPM Cadence
In 2014 we reviewed Wahoo’s RPM sensor and said “It was easy to use and met all of our daily needs. If you’re in the need for cadence data and, like us, regularly swap between bikes, the RPM is definitely worth some serious consideration.” Now Wahoo has decided to take the concepts from the original RPM and apply them to tracking speed as well.
The new RPM Speed sensor mounts to your bike’s front wheel hub via a simple rubber band. The sensor supports both Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+ transmission to handle almost all your computer needs. Like the original RPM, the RPM speed uses a 2032 battery that is easily replaceable (and included). The RPM Speed retails for $39.99.
The RPM Cadence sensor is everything we were impressed with in the original RPM in a new color (black) and with a new price ($39.99). Like the RPM Speed, it supports both Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+ transmission. The RPM Cadence can be mounted to your bike with either double-sided tape or zip ties.
If you are looking to get both, Wahoo is offering a bundle for $69.99.
By now, many of you have probably heard that Zipp has issued a recall involving some products made between 2010 and 2015. Wheels with the Zipp 88v6, 88v7, or 88v8 aluminum front hub, as well as their quick-release skewers. These products were sold both stand alone and included as OEM with Cannondale, Jamis, Felt, and Specialized Bikes.
You can read the complete recall notices on the CPSC site:
You can also go to http://www.zipp.com/support/recall-information/index.php to get the latest safety and recall information directly from Zipp.