Adding to the list of things I don’t understand – Premium Indoor Training Bikes

Wahoo, and a slew of other companies, just announced a “smart” indoor training bike. They’re all expensive, Wahoo’s is $3500 (pick up your jaw), and I do not understand why anyone (who isn’t a professional eSports <shudder/> rider) would buy one. To be clear, this is a whole other product category compared to things like Peloton; which is a stationary […]

Read more

Training away from local

You hear a lot about the decline of the local bike shop. Somehow it’s the customer’s fault that they are struggling. But perhaps it’s not quite that simple. Today I visited Wilmette Bicycle (my local bike shop), asking about a part, only to be told on the first ask that the worker didn’t know what it was, and (most importantly) […]

Read more

Silence is golden, er… platinum

There are myriad quiet PSU out there, but Fractal Design’s new Ion+ Platinum is the first I’ve seen that can be configured to run in a semi-passive “Zero RPM” mode. Which frankly sounds like the perfect approach to selecting a PSU for a HTPC, or any PC, that will be used in a noise sensitive environment. Introducing the Ion+ Platinum […]

Read more
1 2 3 734