It’s been a busy week at AeroGeeks HQ this week. We published four reviews, had two mail room drop offs, and still spent time on the road testing the latest and greatest. This week’s WiR is packed with not one or two, but five updates.
And as always, thanks for reading!
Tuesday – Scott Tri Carbon Shoe – Review
Wednesday – FoodCell – First Look
Friday – Giant Rivet – Review
If this is your first time following AeroGeeks, one of our favorite things to do is share our readers’ bikes with the world. You can check out our entire collection at http://on.fb.me/12jEqE3. We didn’t have any submissions this week, but we have a basket of great AG gear and giveaways on hand, so there’s a good chance one of the next few submissions might end up getting some awesome stuff! Because international shipping can be a bit of a challenge, only submission from the U.S. will be eligible for the giveaways this time around.
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Foothill Products Offset Hook Wheel Storage Mount
Here at AeroGeeks HQ, we sometimes run into the “too much of a good thing” problem. At any point during the year, sometimes we just have too many wheels or bikes around the office, and soon find we have no place to sit and write an article. We’ve spent the past few months looking for a solution for storing extra wheels, and that’s when we came across the Foothill Products Offset Hook.
We installed these earlier in the week and are smitten with them (already ordered two more!). Not only do they look awesome, but they’re still holding the wheels securely and safely a week later. You can check them out at http://www.foothillproducts.com/buy/offset-hook. They retail for just about $25 depending on the color you choose.
This week Pirelli announced their return to the world of cycling and launched a new line of road racing bike tires: PZero Velo. The PZero name evokes Pirelli’s iconic brand, which for over thirty years has a symbolized their high technology, exclusive solutions, and high performance. Like their four wheel brands, Pirelli has gone with a color code on the tires’ treads to evoke PZero’s language from Formula One: silver for Road Racing, red for the Time Trial, and blue for the Four Seasons.
The range will be available in September this year and will be distributed in Europe, North America, and Asian-Pacific regions. The new tires can also be ordered online via the ecommerce site specially developed by the company, which aims to offer consumers digital services and tailor-made products.
Science in Sport (SiS)
This week we had the pleasure of speaking with a nutritionist from Science in Sport (SiS). SiS develops innovative nutrition products that we’re looking forward to testing in the coming months. They offer three core product ranges: SiS GO, REGO, and PROTEIN. Given that we’ve gone through some uncomfortable GI issues in the past, we were particularly interested in learning more about the GI benefits of isotonic gels and hydration.
SiS’s Isotonic gels are easily digestible and are designed to be consumed without water. The Isotonic formula helps the gel empty from the stomach faster, to provide quick energy and reduce the risk of stomach upset. Anything that can help keep us fueled and comfortable is definitely worth a second look in our book! We’ll be testing SiS’s products throughout the summer, so be sure to check back soon for more!
Picky Bars to Feed The Dream of Triathlon World Championship Qualifying Athletes
In the spirit of supporting athletes and giving back to the sport, Picky Bars has launched the Feed the Dream Project for 2017, this year geared specifically towards triathletes.
This year Picky Bars is offering support to triathletes gunning for 140.6 or 70.3 World Championships this fall. The Feed the Dream Project will provide 20 athletes with a free 24-bar monthly Picky Club membership from June through October, online training guidance from pros Jesse Thomas and Matt Lieto, and free access to Jasyoga’s “Yoga for Athletes” videos. Feed the Dream is open to age groupers and professionals, no strings attached, so each triathlete can focus on their goals—training hard, eating well, and chasing their dreams.
Athletes interested in participating can find more information and apply online at pickybars.com/feedthedream. Applications are being accepted through Sunday, May 21st at 11:59 pm PDT.
Recon Jets at Ironman
When we first tested the Recon Jets we loved them, but at that time, we could not race with them. Well, it looks like that is no longer an issue as Four-time ITU World Champion Tim Don relied on the Jet smart eyewear to deliver his performance data such as time, distance, pace, heart rate, and more while competing in the Ironman 70.3 North American Pro Championships in St. George, Utah.
“Using the Recon Jet in a race setting made perfect sense, as it’s been an extremely helpful tool during my training both for my cycling and running.” said Don in the wake of his 4th place at Ironman 70.3 in St. George, an event he has won previously. “Being able to have access to a host of important performance metrics without the need to constantly raise your wrist or even look down allows me to maintain my form and save energy while helping make sure I’m squeezing every second I can, in this instance, out of the run leg of the race.”
We are super excited that the WTC is now allowing this technology, and we’re eager to see where this leads. Hopefully we will see more advances like this that let you get your data in front of your eyes without making you look down away from the road.