12-3-2017 WiR – Brrrrrr

Winter has officially come to south Florida. Our rides this weekend had temperatures into the low 60s (Fahrenheit for our non U.S. friends)! Brrrrr… Luckily, the sun was out by the end of the ride and temps were back to near 80s. We have been a bit behind the past few weeks on our Week in Reviews, so this is going to be a big recap WiR, plus a whole bunch of items we have been really wanting to share with you.

And then, later this week, stay tuned for our yearly Holiday Gift Guide. We have been keeping an eye out all year for the gifts you are going to want to find under your tree and at your holiday gift exchange. Keep an eye out on Facebook and Twitter for our reveal!

As always, thanks for reading AeroGeeks. And if you want to see us check out something we haven’t yet, make sure to let us know in the comments below.

Catching Up

Torhans Bento X – Review

Culprit Covert Ops Aero System and PERK Saddle Bag – First Look

Rudy Project Boost 01 – Review

Cycliq Fly6 CE and Fly12 CE – First Look

TriRig Alpha One – First Look

Culprit P.E.R.K. – Review

Reader’s Rides

We have another readers’ ride in the pipeline for this week, so watch for that. 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. If you would like to have your bike featured in our album, just tweet us at @AeroGeeksFacebook message us, get us on Instagram, or email us at info@AeroGeeks.com. Don’t forget to also follow #agreadersrides on Instagram as well!

Bikes of the Kona Pros

Definitely a little late on this one, but if you didn’t catch it last month, it’s worth circling back on. Herbert on Slowtwitch took a deep dive into the bikes of the top 15 male and female finishers at Kona. You can check out the males here and females here.

A couple trends we noticed:

  • Except for the P5Xs, all the bikes are diamond frames – no other beam bikes. However almost all have some sort of UCI illegality and are tri specific.
  • CeramicSpeed has become a standard at the pro level
  • The Bont Zero + is very popular
  • The Pinerello Bolide is a winner at the Tour de France and at Kona – probably not a coincidence

Silca Maratona Gear Bag

Two weeks ago, Silca announced a new gear bag available just in time for the holiday season. The Maratona Gear Bag was designed as a cycling specific travel bag for those weekend riding trips and races, yet is versatile enough to be used as a general travel bag. The designers at Silca used feedback gathered from both professional and amateur riders to create a gear bag that addresses the common pain points of traveling with cycling essentials.

Some key features include an internal vented shoe bag with both internal and external access, a vented damp garment bag, and internal water bottle holsters.  Additionally, the bag is designed so that it unzips enough to lay flat on the ground to form a small work area.

Outside of the internal features of Maratona, the product development team placed a lot of emphasis on ergonomic design. The bag meets airline size regulations for carry-on luggage; and has three external handles and stowable shoulder straps that allow you to use the bag as either a duffel bag or a backpack. The three external handles make the bag easy to grab and the convertible shoulder straps allow you adjust the bag for traveling through the airport, the city or your next event with ease and maximum comfort.

The Maratona is available today and retails for $180.

Pioneer Ultegra R8000 Power Meters Now Available

Last week Pioneer Cycle Sports started shipping its Ultegra R8000 power meters. The SGY-PM80 Series Dual and Single Leg Power Meters are compatible with the new Shimano ULTEGRA R8000 HOLLOWTECH II crankset and start at $499.

“We are excited to expand our product offerings and be the first manufacturer to ship both dual leg and single leg power meters compatible with the highly-anticipated Shimano ULTEGRA R8000 HOLLOWTECH II crankset,” said Russ Johnston, executive vice president of marketing and corporate communications for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “With our new ULTEGRA R8000 power meter options and our entire line of products, you train smarter, not harder.”

Pioneer also offers cyclists the option to add its advanced dual-leg and single-leg power meters with their existing Shimano ULTEGRA R8000 cranksets with the SGY-PM9100C (Dual Leg), SGY-PMLTC (Left Arm), and SGY-PMRTC (Drive-side) Power Meter Kits.

Power Meters Options:

SGY-PM80 Series Dual Leg Power Meter Crankset

  • Chain ring configurations: 53/39, 52/36, 50/34
  • Arm length (in millimeters): 165, 170, 172.5, 175
  • Suggested retail price of $1,249.99

SGY-LT80 Series Single Leg Power Meter

  • Arm length (in millimeters): 165, 170, 172.5, 175
  • Suggested retail price of $559.99

SGY-PM9100C Dual Leg Power Meter Kit

  • Chain ring configurations: 53/39, 52/36, 50/34
  • Arm length (in millimeters): 165, 167.5, 170, 172.5, 175, 177.5, 180
  • Suggested retail price of $999.99

Single Leg Power Meter Kits

  • SGY-PMLTC (left arm crank)- suggested retail price of $499.99
  • SGY-PMRTC (right drive side crank)- suggested retail price of $579.99

BioRacer Star Wars Collection

A few weeks ago, the AeroGeeks team took a team trip to Disney to celebrate the end of a very successful 2017. While there, we spent a good amount of time in Hollywood Studios checking out all the new Star Wars happenings – including a complete set of custom lightsabers for all! Well, it seems we aren’t the only cycling Star Wars fans out there! This week, BIORACER announced a collaboration with Disney to launch a collection of shorts and shirts featuring Star Wars icons, just as the next installment of the saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is about to hit theaters in Belgium on December 13th. Which will be available at specialized retailers throughout Europe starting December 1st.

By joining forces with Disney, the Belgian brand manages to combine design, speed, passion, and emotion in a collection comprising five different series: Iconic Sleeves, Allover Print, Art Collection, Logo Shirts, and Planets. In total, no less than 15 shirts and 2 shorts are available.

The Iconic Sleeves series comes in five shirts with colorful short sleeves adorned with the face of popularcharacters like Yoda, C-3PO, or Darth Vader. The Allover Print series includes two prints: a Death Star pattern and several iconic
spaceships pattern. The multicolored Art Collection series invites its wearers to pick a character: Boba Fett, Stormtrooper, or
Darth Vader. Also available for women, the fourth series
displays the iconic logo of the saga across the torso while the
last series, also available for women, showcases the colors of different planets.

Athletes who are also fans of the saga can already discover the exclusive Star Wars collection on the brand’s website: www.bioracer.be. We can bet it will help them grin and bear it until the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, scheduled for December 13.

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