It was a good week here at AeroGeeks HQ. The weather was in the mid 60s most of the week, and with that came some great workouts. We even ventured back out to the (heated) pool. Here at AeroGeeks.com we took a look at the new Zipp 404 NSWs— a wheelset whose big brother just happens to be going through its paces under the AeroGeeks Trek Speed Concept. We also took a look at Wahoo’s new Fitness Desk and finished our time with the Halo Lights. It was a good week indeed.
This Week’s Posts
Monday – Zipp 404 NSW – First Look
Tuesday – Wahoo Fitness Desk – First Look
Wednesday – Halo Belt Review – Review
Readers Rides and Awesome AeroGeeks
Jason sent us this “stacked” Specialized Shiv featuring a Power2max power meter and Reynolds Assault Wheels. He is perched atop a Cobb Fifty-Five JOF saddle, and his hydration needs are covered by an XLAB Superwing and Profile Design Aero HC with Trisports BTA mount 1.1.
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We love seeing the products that end up on AeroGeeks.com get price reductions. And this week we heard about not one, but two products with significant price drops. First up is the Cannondale Slice. When we tested the Slice Di2 last year it was priced at $5,200. Following this week’s announcement, the Slice Di2 is now just $3,199.99! Here’s the full breakdown of the new pricing.
- Slice 105 – $1949.99
- Slice Ultegra – $2699.99
- Slice Ultegra DI2 – $3199.99
- Slice HiMod Dura-Ace DI2 – $4499.99
For those looking for a new power meter, Pioneer has gone on a cost-cutting spree as well. Dropping their price on almost all of their power meter options.
|SINGLE LEG POWER METERS||NEW SRP||Old SRP|
|Dura-Ace 9000 Series – SGY-LT90||$629.99||$899.99|
|Ultegra 6800 Series – SGY-LT68||$559.99||$799.99|
|SGY-PMRTC Right Side Upgrade||$579.99||$749.99|
|DUAL LEG POWER METERS||NEW SRP||Old SRP|
|Dura-Ace 9000 Series – SGY-PM90 Crankset||$1,499||$1,849|
|Ultegra 6800 Series – SGYPM68 Crankset||$1,299||$1,549|
Currently we are testing the Dura-Ace SGY-PM90, and so far our results are extremely promising.
Videos of the Week
Both Pearl Izumi and Recon Jet launched new videos this week showcasing not just their products, but the athletes they are working with. Pearl Izumi went to the San Diego Low Speed Wind Tunnel with the BMC Pro Cycling. Check out Tejay van Garderen, Taylor Phinney, and Rohan Dennis honing their position and equipment for the 2016 season.
POC Octal Aero
We finished our last ride with the Octal Aero just this morning. Make sure you stay tuned next week for our full review.
Quintana Roo PR6 Di2
The PR6 is all dialed in, and next week we are going to be getting it on the road. The first thing we noticed so far is that while the QBox (rear storage) is a touch smaller than some of the others on the market, it seems to be a bit more flush and consistent with the frame shape.
Zipp Speed Box 1.0
We have been using the Zipp Speed Box 1.0 for the past few months on our Shiv test bike and it has been everything we have expected it to be. The firm sides help the box keep its shape regardless of what’s inside (or not). And the zipper is easy to grab while on the ride.
Bontrager Ion 700 R
The 700 R continues to be our go-to light when the sun dips below the horizon. While the packaging may be small, the output is incredible. Riders in front of us sometimes complain that they think a car is coming up behind them. And while we apologize to them profusely, we’re all smiles on the inside.