Training with a power meter
Sep29

Training with a power meter

I recently fitted a Stages single side power meter to my road bike. Now I know the first questions has be whether or not the Stages has this revolutionised my training? No. But it has made it difficult to fudge the numbers. Often we cyclists use a perceived effort scale to base how hard to train – at least that was the way I was doing it. Perceived effort is very subjective and can vary from day to day. When you train to power, there...

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Cateye Rapid Mini Review
Mar06

Cateye Rapid Mini Review

Watch my review of the Cateye Rapid Mini rear light. At 15 lumens it is bright and features a good run time with the bonus of being USB rechargeable. In short, a good value very reasonably priced light.

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Hydration matters
Jan29

Hydration matters

The hottest January on record* makes the perfect time to review a fresh new rehydration aid called SOS. New to New Zealand this fast-acting electrolyte replacement drink has been created to prevent and combat mild to moderate dehydration from active lifestyles. Most cyclists use a range of products from water through to expensive carbohydrate drinks in their bottles while riding. It would be fair to say that afterwards most cyclists...

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Seatsleev under seat bag
Jan22

Seatsleev under seat bag

One of the more interesting products that has cropped up on Twitter this week is the Seatsleev, a light and tight fitting saddle pack. The product is not new, but I have yet to see this on New Zealand’s shores. If it is here, please correct me. Like me, you probably have an under seat bag to carry the extras that don’t comfortably fit into your pockets. This is in contravention of the cycling rule number 31 – Spare...

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