Happy Father’s day to all the AeroGeeks out there. We are going to keep this week’s short so we can spend time with the littlest AeroGeek. But we wanted to make sure you got your weekly WiR fix!
Wednesday – Bontrager Ion 700 R – Review
Peesadej sent us this Scott Plasma 10 Ultegra all the way from Thailand. Featuring a Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLE wheel set and Fabric Tri saddle. Peesadej opted for the Profile Design FC for his hydration needs.
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ISM Saddle Dimensions
One of the most common questions we get is how well a saddle will work for a reader. And while we don’t usually give in-depth answers (we prefer to leave that to the fitters at your local bike shop), we do often provide specific saddle dimensions from the many saddles we have reviewed. And now ISM has made things even easier.
ISM has created their ISM Saddle Dimensions page to provide the specific measurements on their Performance Narrow, Performance Long, and Performance Short saddles. Looking to see if an ISM meets your specific needs? Now you have an easy place to check it out.
Pioneer Training Assist Program
This week Pioneer announced their new Training Assist functionality specific to the SGX-CA500 GPS Cycle Computer, created to support those training with Pioneer’s line of Single Leg and Dual Leg Power Meters. Training Assist helps riders maximize use of their power meters through three structured training courses divided into 28 easy-to-use training modules. Designed to help riders improve cycling performance by using the power meter more effectively, the program is applicable for riders of all skill levels and experience, including weekend warriors and those who would not consider hiring a coach but want to use a power meter more effectively to improve cycling performance. Training Assist users learn and grow at their own pace. The modules within each course are consecutive; each module builds on the previous effort/exercise. Users start with the fundamentals of bike training and work their way through basic to advanced training programs and power meter metrics. More experienced riders who already train with Pioneer’s power meters can take advantage of two additional features critical to any serious cyclist’s training: Interval Timer for setting up personalized interval efforts and Threshold Training, which includes an MMP Challenge and FTP Testing.
Riders use the free mobile Cyclo-Sphere® service to access Training Assist. The user first selects the training module to be performed, downloads the module to his or her Cycle Computer via built-in Wi-Fi, and then completes the power training effort/exercise on the bike. After the ride is complete, results are uploaded to Cyclo-Sphere, where ride data can be compared to what is expected, and the cyclist can see what he or she can do differently next time to improve. The feature grows with users. As riders progress in their power meter training, Training Assist offers advanced training courses and metrics utilized by experienced cyclists and more experienced riders.