Six months ago we launched AeroGeeks with the goal of providing a place for viewers to find the latest news, and reviews of the latest products. Since then we have had over 25,000 users view AeroGeeks.com 76,000 times; reading our 114 posts covering a range of topics from the latest frames, to the best products in compression. We have also made new friends with both our readers and the companies that share their products with us and for all of this Tracy, Devon and Mike want to say- Thank You! Make sure you stay tuned as each day brings us new products to test and people to meet, and we might just have some new surprises for you in the coming weeks.
This Week’s Posts
Redshift Sports – Shift Aero System
If you read this site regularly (and we hope you do) then we are sure you are aware of our feelings regarding Aero Road Bikes. For athletes on a budget, an aero road bike can provide the perfect compromise of road bike for Gran Fondos and TT machine for the transition. But a proper setup for triathlons is more than just slapping a set of aero bars on the bike, to have it set up properly requires adjustments of position as well, something that takes more than a few minutes to accomplish. Redshift sports looks to simplify this process with their new Switch Aero System.
The Switch Aero System has two parts, an adjustable seat post that allows easy adjustment from road to tri position, and a quick release set of aero bars. We appreciate the concept quite a bit, and we think this may be a huge hit for those looking to get the most out of a single bike.
Redshift is looking for backers on Kickstarter and with just 173 backers they have already hit their $20,000 goal ($26,278 as of 5PM Sunday night). Make sure to take a look at both their site, and kick starter site and see if this may be a way to truly dial in your position come race day.
Links we Like
Another Tour Time Trial, another time trial tech gallery. This week it was the Critérium du Dauphiné won by Omega Pharma QuickStep rider Tony Martin. Check out Bike Radar’s gallery – http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gallery/article/critrium-du-dauphin-time-trial-tech-gallery-37544
Reader Rides (aka Geek Rides)
Last week we shared @shaunocall’s garage well this week we just have his S5 – and what a pretty S5 it is.
1. Osymetric Chainrings
We did everything you asked so stay tuned for our thoughts!
2. Torhans Aero System
We couldn’t call ourselves the AeroGeeks without being impressed when a company takes a product and finds a way to give it an aerodynamic edge. Final thoughts are coming in just a few more days.
3. Giro Air Attack Shield
We are going to be changing up the plan. In another week we are going to be giving our first ride impression on the Giro Air Attack without the shield. Then in another few weeks we are going to provide our impressions on the shield. We think this way we can provide our thoughts on both the Air Attack and Air Attack Shield.
4. Profile Design Aero HC System
Hope you didn’t miss our first thoughts this week, but if not you can check them out here:
5. WheelBuilder AeroJacket
We provided our first ride thoughts this week on the AeroJacket as well. When it comes to being Affordable Aero, there are not many products that will beat the value of the AeroJacket.
6. Bontrager Hilo RXL Speed Dial
You can go into any transition area and find at least one Adamo with its rails zip-tied together to close the gap. The RXL Speed Dial eliminates this problem by featuring an adjustable width. We just mounted the RXL on our test bike this week so it is a bit early to give our thoughts but rest assured you will be reading them soon enough.
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