Ironman Florida was this weekend, and while we didn’t get the chance to head to the Florida panhandle, we did have the opportunity to watch the Ironman live stream and root on friend and contributing editor Tommy Allore as he crossed the line. We also wanted to send a big shoutout to another friend of the AeroGeeks, Jarret, for earning his M-Dot!
This week we shared Geoff’s first generation Trek Speed Concept in our Readers’ Rides gallery. It features a Bontrager speed box, XLAB Hydration seat mounted bottle holder, Torhans Aero Bento, VR and Aero 20 and 30 (distance/temperature dependent). Geoff is riding atop a set of Zipp 808s with custom decals and Shimano Dura Ace pedals.
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This Week’s Posts
Tuesday – Louis Garneau M-2 Tri Skin – Review
2016 Camelbak Podium Bottles
Right after Interbike, Camelbak sent us a pair of their 2016 Podium 24oz bottles so we could share their new designs. It has just taken us a few weeks to take some pictures and get them out on the road. Personally, we like this year’s model, and we plan to pick up a few for around the office.
SRAM Force X1
Our Cervelo P2 got a major makeover this week with Zipp’s new Vuka Aero and SRAM’s Force X1. We were blown away with X1 on our first ride. It delivers incredible sensation through the pedals, and the take-up when you pedal is virtually instantaneous. We are starting to understand the hype about x1 now – you really can feel the difference.
Zipp Vuka Aero
With our first test of the Force X1 also came our first opportunity to get some ride time with the Vuka Aero. Like almost every first ride, a few adjustments were called for. Unfortunately for us, we forgot to throw a torx wrench in our saddlebag. However, we have a few products in the pipeline that should help to solve that issue going forward.
Smith Overtake MIPS
We also got our first ride in with the Overtake this past week. Temperatures in South Florida are at all-time highs, which means 85+ degrees and equal humidity. Fortunately the Overtake seemed up to the task since we never felt any heat build up. Considering this is a helmet built with aerodynamics in mind, cooling features are something we definitely appreciate.
Finish Line Absorb-It Mat
Finish Line sent us home from Interbike with a small Absorb-It matt in our carry-on luggage. While the name may say small, it’s a perfect fit to throw under the trainer to help keep the nastiness at bay.