We’re back on time this week. Well maybe a little late because we spent the day celebrating Jens’ final race, but let’s be honest, that is a totally acceptable reason to be running late. Congrats to Jens on not just a spectacular USA Pro Cycling Challenge, but an amazing career.
Also, we wanted to congratulate Tejay van Garderen on taking home the yellow jersey today. While we usually don’t play favorites, we are fans of TVG since our littlest AeroGeek happens to share a first name with him!
Finally, we wanted to congratulate all of the finishers at Ironman Louisville today. It was a hot one out there! We had quite a few friends earn their m-dots today. Way to go!
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This Week’s Posts
Tuesday – Wahoo RPM – Review
Wednesday – XLAB Stealth Pocket 400 – Review
It’s strange that the first thing we said after watching this video was “We have been saying the name wrong the whole time”. It may be spelled Dimond, but it is pronounced “Diamond”. We loved watching this video – not just because beam bikes are coming back in a big way, but because it shows how much Dimond (and Ruster sports) wants to be more than just a unique frame. They want to be a truly home grown bike company building the best product they can. And of course watching this video only made us want to get some time with a Dimond even more!
Silca SuperPista Ultimate Floor Pump
It is fair to say that the first thing anyone says when they see the Silca SuperPista is “Holy CR*P a floor pump that costs $450???” And yes, that is what it actually costs. But the Silca name is renowned for the longevity of their products. Everyone has a friend of a friend that has an original Silca floor pump they’ve been using for the past twenty years. So this is not a floor pump you buy for a season – this is a pump you buy for a lifetime.
The new SuperPista weighs in at 7 pounds and comes equipped with a +-1% laboratory grade gauge, reading 0-160 psi. The 17-4 stainless steel Presta chuck is docked magnetically to the base and is connected to the pump via a 12,000 psi hose. The pump handle itself is made of rosewood and is ergonomically designed (the design is based on the ergonomics and manufacturing techniques of the finest Japanese culinary knife makers.) Finally, the SuperPista comes with a 25 year hard parts warranty.
We haven’t had a chance to get a SuperPista in the AG garage just yet, but we would be lying if we said we didn’t want to try one. $450 is quite a bit to pay for a pump, but if it lives up to the Silca reputation, it may end up being a bargain a few decades from now!
- TriRig Alpha – So far, the Alpha is exactly what we’d hoped it would be—easy to adjust and comfortable on long rides. The BTA kit is a must as it lets you setup both a BTA bottle and add an additional 20mm of stack (since it stabilizes the risers).
- Zipp Vuka Stealth – The Alpha is not the only bar we are currently testing. The Vuka Stealth has found a home on our Shiv test bike. The armrests are some of the most comfortable in the industry, and we are pretty sure Tracy, our multisports editor, has no plans to let us take the Stealth back any time soon.
- Sport RX Prescription Lenses – We are finishing up our time with the SportRx lenses and we could not have asked for anything more. The lenses are high-quality and meet all of our prescription needs.
- Vision Metron 81s – Stay tuned this week for our Review of the Metron 81s!
- Scott Split – This is an aero helmet that feels just as comfortable as any road helmet we’ve ever ridden. If it weren’t for having your ears covered, you could almost forget you’re wearing san aero helmet at all.