You would expect a clothing company like Castelli to come up with new Fall and Winter gear heading into the colder months of the year, but that hasn’t stopped the iconic brand from updating a few of their hot weather pieces as well. In addition to the Alpha jacket and jersey designed to swaddle you in warmth and keep you dry, Castelli has redesigned the Climber’s Jersey 2.0 to create one of the lightest jerseys on the market.
Flying Arrows, Mountain Coasters, and Phantom Drops – Making Movies with the Sony Action Cam Movie Creator
You have the Action Cam Mini, you have the shot, now how do you get from hours of footage to an enjoyable clip? We have a sneaking suspicion that an overwhelming amount of helmet cam footage goes unused. Not because it isn’t interesting, but because it takes a lot of work to edit it down to something that others actually want to watch. Much like GoPro has done with their GoPro Studio, Sony has tried to make the process as easy as possible with their new Action Cam Movie Creator.
The free movie editing software is available for Windows or Mac operating systems and is available for download directly from Sony’s site. When using the creator you have the choice of combining multiple videos into a standard video format, or displaying up to 4 different clips in the same frame along with the track and speed from the GPS data on the camera. We’re still playing with the GPS functions on the camera so we stuck to the traditional video editing side of the program.
There’s plenty more after the break including what may be the best demonstration of the Action Cam Mini’s image stabilization…
The Sport Pulse Wireless ear buds from Jabra are wireless, have premium sound and other features similar to other high-end ear buds. But these can actually measure your heart rate through the ear buds, and transmit that information back to your phone, for use in their tracking app.
Measuring heart rate has been traditionally done through a chest strap, but new wireless technologies are starting to change that, and very fast. Also in ear phones, SMS Audio can do the same thing, and Lifebeam can measure from your helmet. Jabra promises more than just measuring the heart and playing music…
Supposing you don’t want zip ties or rubber straps around your stem and your brake cables are routed inconveniently for holding Shimano’s Di2 cockpit junction box. What’s one to do?
Raceware Direct has the solution with their new steerer tube spacer mount, which will be available in either nylon or titanium. It’s a 3D printed piece and allows the junction box to slide in from one side just as it would on the standard mount provided by Shimano. You know, the one that has to be clipped onto something.
Both versions are 3D printed, and the nylon one will come in nine different colors for £15. The titanium one will retail for £40. Upon request, they’ll also offer a version of their 3D printed Garmin computer mounts with the junction box mounting slot built into it.
What’s that? You’re curious about the weight?
C0-Motion has a way of making steel look really, really good, and their latest new and updated frames continue to make the classic material modern.
The Camino is their all-new disc brake road bike. They introduced disc brake cyclocross and gravel bikes over the past couple years, and now there’s a proper pavement pounder in the mix, too. Its geometry is a bit more relaxed, like a Gran Fondo bike. It’s paired with a new tapered, full carbon fork with 47mm rake.
The frame is Reynolds 853 with a tapered headtube. They built in fender and rack mounts front and rear along with a frame pump tab. The dropouts are particularly interesting…
Need to spice up your local Enduro scene? Why not take on the latest 2 wheeled challenge – Enduro Trials. A combination of trials, Enduro, and a bit of DH riding, the competition was cooked up by Enter-Bike.com, a Belgian based trials shop that works with the Belaey-Trials team to put on events and demonstrations. Time to brush up on your trials skills…
Hat tip to Dave Campbell!
Thus far, Sigma’s Data Center has been a program that sits on your desktop, keeping all of your historical training data trapped on a local machine. Soon, though, a new Data Center 4.0 will move to the cloud, so once a workout has been synced from your device to Data Center, that workout data will appear on any device running Data Center.
To take full advantage of that, there’s a new Android Data Center app that’ll let you plug your rox10 into tablets or phones that have a mini USB and download ride data directly to the tablet. An iOS version of the app will launch simultaneously, but you’ll need an ANT+ dongle to read data from the Rox units or sync them with your computer first. Once that’s done, all of your training data will be more portable.
Rox 10.0 GPS cycling computer will get a much welcomed firmware update that allows you to further customize the screen, putting 1-6 of your favorite metrics onscreen at a time. Currently, the top section of the computer’s screen is fixed to show cadence, power, heart rate and one other metric, with speed and other usual suspects down below, and a button-activited scrolling metric on the bottom for things like time, distance, temperature, etc. We’re looking forward to setting ours up the way we’d like, and you’ll be able to do that from the Rox or through Data Center 4.0.
For multisport athletes, Sigma’s jumping on the “smart watch” category with the new RC Move…
The startup of small bike brands is alive and well in Europe. The latest is Overlap Bikes from Portugal, bringing us single speeds, fixies and internally geared bikes. Their unique approach is that they are only using Gates Carbon Drive belts for the drivetrain, citing the cleaner and quieter operation. Starting with just two stock models with options, they have already ventured into some very neat special editions…
Photo submitted by Jonas Sabbe, “Went riding yesterday and took this pic of my black beauty. (Gt Zaskar team) We went riding in De Panne (Belgium) it’s a very cool place with a nice trails. This is the link to our mtb team :)”