Monday, December 28, 2009

Mission Workshop / Weatherproof Cargo Backpacks / Vandal

Anther backpack, one that might haul everything that you need. The Vandal is a weatherproof backpack made for the city cyclist, commuter or anyone else that carries the world on their shoulders. Think of the Vandal as your bag of all trades. Messenger bag durability, cargo expansion, long haul comfort, indifference to weather - what other bag can you stuff to capacity and then seamlessly expand to swallow a case of your favorite brew?

The Vandal's weatherproof pockets and compartments are made of urethane coated nylon and are completely free of PVC. The zippers are also urethane coated for weather resistance. The rain-proof main compartment has a roll top closure.

The backpack suspension features an internal frame, EVA foam and a breathable mesh backing for comfort and stability under the heavy loads this beast can handle. More..

Monday, December 21, 2009


The Moticon SkiGo Electronic Skiing System records the skiers position in real time with sensors incorporated in the insoles of the ski boot and sends this info back to the skier with immediate audio feedback via headphones. For example, if you're is too far in a supine position, you'd be instructed to lean forward. Here's a great simple way to learn how to ski. This product isn't on the market yet, but this seems like a great product idea!

Moticon was published in June 2009 as a spin-off of the TU Munich, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Department of Sports equipment and materials, founded. We have set ourselves the goal of supporting the active patient and patient when training. Our sensory products help to improve movement, optimize the body's momentum while avoiding miscarriage or of congestion.

The founders of Moticon all enthusiastic athlete since her youth in various disciplines, is the first time succeeded in integrating the necessary technology in the smallest space, and thus realize digital coaching as a mass-market application. Our products consist of shoes and a sensor device. The sensors measure the movements of the soles of the human body and thereby identify stress and acceleration data. A processing module evaluates the data and transmits to a terminal. With the help of voice prompts that are formulated as statements of a personal trainer, the user receives feedback about his movements and learn to improve them - through targeted training and the ability to select exercises - to.

Here the fun comes in the movement never too short!

And: The development and production of products as well as supplying products exclusively in Germany.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

2010 SBR Multisports Intensive 3-Day Swim Camp

Be quick and start your season fast.

January 22-24 ∙ Islamorada, Florida Keys
February 19-21 ∙ Islamorada, Florida Keys

The SBR Swim Camp for triathletes and long distance swimmers is designed to enhance your swim stroke and prepare you for the season ahead. We offer every swimmer a challenging, fun and educational experience. This three day camp includes 10+ hours of small group focus to make you stronger in the pool and increase your confidence level for open water swimming.
Our camp is designed to create a positive, supportive environment for both age group and elite swimmers. We will focus on showing you an efficient and powerful stroke and help you understand your movements in the water and their relationship to stroke efficiency. A coach will monitor your strengths and weaknesses and work with you to build an individual swim workout plan for 2010.

Each session will be held at the beautiful 50 meter outdoor pool at the Founders Park in Islamorada, Florida. Open water swim sessions will be held in the crystal clear waters of the Florida Keys. Islamorada is located 90 minutes from Miami Int’l Airport.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Kill Time Without the iPhone

Imagine a Rubik's Cube that actually makes you smarter; an Erector Set that never stops erecting; a Hula Hoop you don't look ridiculous playing with; Silly Putty that isn't silly; cram it all in a jar, turn the fun up to 11, and you've got BuckyBalls!

Each set contains 216 powerful rare earth magnets that can be shaped, molded, torn apart and snapped together in UNLIMITED WAYS. Make sculptures, puzzles, patterns, shapes, stick stuff to the fridge, invent a new game—trying to find something more useful is useless.
Buy Now 12/16 guaranteed before Christmas

Mountain Hardwear: Ardica

Heat your core and charge your electronics - with Mountain Hardwear's Radiance and Refugium Jackets

Designed to work with the Moshi Power System by Ardica Technologies, Mountain Hardwear's most advanced snowsports jackets provide continuous heat and can charge and power personal electronics.

Enjoy 8.6 hours of continuous heat on the low setting.
Runs power on any electronic accessory requiring less than 10 watts - cell phones, MP3 Music Players, GPS devices, lights, satellite phones.
Rechargeable power source. Charge electronics by a USB cable (included) – provides approximately 20 charges without needing a recharge.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Gift Ideas for Triathletes

For more on this go to - Trifuel
Stocking Stuffers
Here are some small gift ideas that any triathlete would enjoy this holiday season.
• Help any triathlete save time getting secured in their running shoes with a set of Xtenex Laces. These unique laces have an elastic core and a series of knots along the entire length of the lace at consistent length intervals. Stretch the lace and the knots disappear, release the tension and the knots reappear. The more knots between the eyelets on the shoes lessens the tension; the fewer knots between eyelets increases tension. This technology enhances footwear fit, comfort and performance. They are available in a wide variety of colors! MSRP: $19.95 (
• Here is a little something for the triathlete who has accomplished the ultimate test of endurance or one day dreams of doing so - a Silver M-Dot key chain. The nice thing about this key chain is that it’s not made out of plastic; it’s a nice hunk of metal and has a nice price to go with it. MSRP: $7.95 (
• Triathlon involves spending a lot of time training and/or racing on a bike which can cause chafing in some sensitive areas. Here is a product that will make a triathlete’s ride more comfortable, DZ Nuts high viscosity chamois cream. DZ Nuts is scientifically formulated to minimize the effects of chafing and burning every time they ride. MSRP: $23.00 (
• Here is a good stocking stuffer, a pair of SLS3 Compression Sox. Their innovative graduated compression technology maximizes the blood circulation in the muscles. The supportive effect and the compression of the SLS3 Compression Sox reduce the muscle vibration drastically, which leads to less damage of the soft tissue and less sore muscles. This will improve their performance in training, competition and recovery. MSRP: $57.95 (
• A bike mechanical issue is bound to happen to any triathlete. The end result after fixing the problem could be dirty and greasy hands. How about getting them some Grease Monkey Wipes so they can cleanup after their unfortunate situation. Grease Monkey Wipes are individually packaged cleaning wipes that use an all-natural citrus formula to easily remove grease, grime, oil or other messes from skin and surfaces. They can store one in their bike bag or tuck one in their jersey when training or racing. MSRP: $11.99 for 12 Wipes (

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Tubbs Velocity

Did you know that you can burn more calories snowshoeing than you can walking, running or cross country skiing at the same pace?

The perfect way to stay in shape in the winter, snowshoeing provides cross training adventurers, marathon runners or casual joggers a great alternative to an indoor workout.

Tubbs Velocity is a gender neutral, lightweight, easy to use snowshoe great for packed-trail running and walking. Coming in at just 22” long, its slim and sleek design provides the efficiency needed to keep moving forward.
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Rad Boob Club- Female Freeskiers for Breast Cancer

We are a group of young female freeskiers passionate about raising awareness in the fight against breast cancer. We've worked together to print a ski calendar to raise money for breast cancer education, research and support for young women battling the disease. You can help by telling your friends, buying a calendar and checking out our site! Thank you for your support and happy turns!

Monday, December 07, 2009

New Ski/Snowboard Technology

From Be Sportier
"New snowboard technology or we should say snowsport goggle technology like these Recon Goggles may make things a little more futuristic. This new snowboard technology will in essence be a ski and snowboard goggle where you view your cellphone screen, your speed and altitude on a small display on the inside of the goggle lens. Recon Goggles will feature a 15mm diagonal micro display will provide you with your real-time speed, jump hang-time, vertical gain/loss, altitude, temperature and will even include a stopwatch and GPS capability for rescue situations (great safety perk). Recon, a Vancouver company, is even trying to enable the goggle lens to show you where your friends are on the mountain. A future release is supposed to have resort trail maps projected too! Out this coming Fall, the goggle will weigh 120 grams, and will come in two styles with the difference between the two being in the quality of the lens and resolution of the picture. Look for the Recon goggles to be available in Fall of 2010 for between $350 and $450."

PRO-TEC - IPS Hip Protector

Adjustable hard cap protection for where you need it most. IPS Hip Protectors have removable hard cap protection, so you can customize your pads the way you want them. Slim, low- profile board-short styling.

With women’s specific fit and designed for women’s body types and likes, our IPS Hip Protector gives women the additional protection they might need to take their riding to the next level."

Revolution 26 heats up

From Road Cycling UK
Going into the evening it was the Rob Hayles’ Forza team who led the overall competition having performed well across the first evenings racing back in November. Before the nights racing began Rob was in bullish mood when asked how Team Forza would be approaching the nights racing.

“We’re gonna go on the attack again. It’s the best form of defence I think. But it’s going to be a different race tonight, there’s a lot of other guys here that weren’t here last time round and we’ll just have to wait and see but we’ve just got to try and get up there in as many races as we can”

Hot on the heels of Team Forza were the Slicks, led by Craig Maclean. Craig bagged a number of victories across the first Revolution underlining his teams sprint credentials, this time around his team would be boosted by the addition of Bradley Wiggins, a change that was immediately felt as Wiggins coasted to victory in the first bunch race of the night to set the early pace and draw first blood for the Slicks. Dean Downing of the Flyers summed up the feelings of the rest of the bunch about having Bradley back:

Friday, December 04, 2009

Mountain Hardwear Juggernaut EXP BackpacK

Luggage tough to find and even tougher to keep from getting destroyed. North Face's Base Camp duffle is one that comes to mind and can take a beating, and is semi waterproof. So when Mountain Hardware come out with the juggernaut, you have to add it to your collection.
Get a load of these specs:
- HardWear Tarp top panel sheds weather and protects contents
- Internal compression straps help close the bag when fully loaded, reducing strain on zipper
- TIG welded alloy frame is light weight and super strong
- Pull-out handle with molded grip
- 100mm diameter urethane skate wheels with ABEC 5 sealed bearings for a smooth, quiet roll on almost any surface
- 16” steel thru-axle holds wheels securely to frame - won’t break like common molded-plastic designs with independent axles for each wheel
- Beefy #10 zipper fully opens top lid to access contents
- Large, clear UVX window on exterior holds itineraries, etc.
- Dual side daisy chains for lashing to jeeps, buses and various beasts of burden

Monday, November 30, 2009

G-Shock Reinvents the Frogman

So the original take a beating G-Shock , and not cost you and arm and a leg has just reinvented the G-Shock. Got to love a watch that you can just strap on and go, the down side is that it still has a battery. Cool features need a power supply so make it solar to reduce battery changes, nice touch.

"DOVER, NJ, November 23, 2009 — Casio America, Inc. proudly reinvents the G-Shock Frogman, a highly sought after collectible within the G-Shock Family. Released in limited edition, the new G-Shock Frogman GWF1000-1 possesses advanced timepiece technology fused with the classic features that made it an essential dive accessory."

As part of G-Shock’s Master of G Series, the amphibious Frogman is the only model certified by the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) for 200M water resistance. Complete with an offset face for added comfort and unique look, the GWF1000-1 also includes Dive Time Measurement Mode to measure the total time spent underwater, time spent on the surface (surface interval) as well as memory log to record dive times which are essential functions for any avid diver.

Visually stunning and bold in its appearance, Frogman also features shock resistance, a tide graph and moon graph for the ultimate in tracking high and low tides, advanced Non-Stop Tough Solar Power and Self-Adjusting Multi-Band 6 Atomic Timekeeping Technology.

Non-Stop Tough Solar Power – A tiny, solar panel combined with a large-capacity rechargeable battery enables a variety of energy-hungry functions to operate smoothly. The result is an impressive solar timepiece that assures highly accurate and reliable timekeeping and that greatly reduces the need for battery change.

Self-Adjusting Multi-Band 6 Atomic Timekeeping Technology – Receives time calibration signals automatically from up to 6 transmitters around the world (US, Germany, UK, 2 in Japan and China) and updates settings accordingly for pinpoint accuracy. This technology even adjusts for Leap Year and Daylight Saving Time. With Casio’s Atomic Timekeeping Technology, you will always have ultimate precision.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Snowboarding through the SnowTunnel

Well most people need to have snow year round to do their sport of choice. Well the SnowTunnel is here to help, well only if you are in Dubai's lavish indoor ski slopes in the middle of the desert. The Snowtunnel is a fairly simple device mechanically - a corrugated steel drum that has refrigerant piped through it to cool the metal. When water is sprayed on the drum's interior, it quickly freezes. Then, a rider hops inside on a snowboard and sets the drum rotating at a speed they're comfortable with, catching an edge on the iced-over metal and riding it like a cross between a snowboarder and a tube-riding surfer.

Best Backpacks for Hiking - Black Diamond Infinity 60 Pack | Be Sportier

Best Backpacks for Hiking - Black Diamond Infinity 60 Pack | Be Sportier
: "Best backpacks for hiking like this Black Diamond Infinity 60 Pack let's you bring everything you're sure you'll need in this lightweight pack. These best backpacks for hiking are designed with an ergoACTIV suspension and have a design focused on comfort and mobility in a big package, blending the volume of a traditional lightweight backpack with the latest in superior design and technology. Black Diamond Equipment."

Monday, November 23, 2009

GPS Tuner Atlas for offroad navigation -- NaviGadget

GPS Tuner Atlas for offroad navigation -- NaviGadget

So you have to like that everyone and anyone can come out with navigation for the iPhone, who is to say a good product from bad. The price is what seems to determine the good and bad. $57 US, to have the globe $124

GPS Tuner just recently announced their latest generation of its off-road navigation software, developed specially for mobile devices. GPS Tuner Atlas is a must-have for anyone who needs an off-road navigation solution for geocaching, biking, touring, extreme sports, and even hunting.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Winter Sleds for Sale - Peak Snow Sled by Wolfgang Sirch | Be Sportier

Winter Sleds for Sale - Peak Snow Sled by Wolfgang Sirch | Be Sportier

Winter sleds for sale like this Peak Snow Sled by Wolfgang Sirch will bring back your winter time fun no matter what age you are. These winter sleds for sale are beautiful and fast and made from steam-bent solid ash with stainless steel runners. They feature a strong webbed seat and an adjustable braided cord with a turned acacia handle. High-end winter fun. Buy this sled for a price of $459.
About Wolfgang Sirch: "the Sirch family has been producing products in wood for over 300 years in Germany. during the last part of the 20th century, the sirch company specialized in industrial shipping pallets, which they continue to manufacture today. after the death of his father Isidor Sirch, Wolfgang Sirch, an interior architect, became president. for a new synergy, he brought Christoph Bitzer, a sculptor, into the company. the sirch-bitzer team began designing and producing very special items for children under the brand name sibi. All sibi products are handmade in the sirch factory in Bavaria, primarily in wood".
Via Coolmaterial

Zipp - Speed Weaponry | Wheels | 303 Tubular

Zipp - Speed Weaponry | Wheels | 303 Tubular

The latest version of the Zipp 303 Tubular wheelset was engineered for the rough roads and rugged weather of the spring classics. But, at 1171grams, it’s lighter than many pure climbing wheelsets. So we weren’t surprised that Cervélo TestTeam’s Heinrich Haussler picked 303s for the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix and then rode them to win a Tour de France mountain stage by more than 4 minutes.
Introduced in April 2009, the current 303 tubular is more than 5mm wider and 1mm deeper than its predecessor. Without adding a gram, these changes substantially improved the already superb impact resistance of Zipp’s Carbon Bridge™ technology while offering a more comfortable, forgiving radial stiffness. At the same time, the wider, deeper rim increased the 303’s lateral stiffness for sprinting, cornering, and accelerations. Another benefit is that wider tires have minimal impact on the wheel’s superior aerodynamics.
Meanwhile, the 303’s tire bed has been redesigned to protect against tire damage and pinch flats at low pressure, and for more precise mounting of tubulars. In poor weather, riders will appreciate the improved brake modulation of the new 303’s angled brake track.
Especially for smaller riders like Olympic champion Emma Snowsill, the 303’s stability in crosswinds – combined with its lightness and aero advantages – makes it an ideal choice for draft-legal triathlons on the ITU circuit. It’s equally at home on the muddiest, most rutted of cyclocross courses with top US riders Katie Compton, Todd Wells, and the team of Tim Johnson, Jeremy Powers, and Jamey Driscoll.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Eco – Twinkle Light by Kenan Wang � Yanko Design

Eco – Twinkle Light by Kenan Wang, Yanko Design

You do recollect the Crank Up Battery, right? Close on heels to that concept is this Eco – Twinkle Light. Just like how you would crank up the battery or simply sharpen a pencil, you rotate Twinkle’s handle to charge it up. Twinkling fairy lights with loads of imaginary fairy dust, sparkle up this gem of an idea!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wii Skateboard Accessory - Thrustmaster T-Freestyle NW | Be Sportier

"A Wii skateboard accessory like this Thrustmaster T-Freestyle NW works for skateboarding and snowboarding games and is cheaper then getting the Tony Hawk model. This Wii skateboard accessory employs a rolling motion and lateral movement tech, is made from genuine maple, and features a 'skull' design on the top. The included safety stoppers will keep you from breaking your ankle, so that's nice. Buy this Thrustmaster T-Freestyle NW for a price of $30 later this month."

Monday, November 09, 2009


Ok, OK, some people will want to keep the crutches to get the attention, the rest of us will ditch em and get Freedom Leg this is a brilliant device that attaches to the broken legs thigh and suspense the foot a couple inches of the ground. Beneath the foot is a metal bar that you walk on, the best part is that you get to exercise the leg muscle. Brilliant

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Glove Gets Exoskeleton

So things are getting a bit safer in the motocross/motorcycle area. Knox is releasing a glove that has an exoskeleton to help protect your hand. Immediately visible is the hard-but-flexible exoskeleton that cushions impacts. No more slip Handroid ratchets up to give you a perfect fit, like a snowboard boot.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Keeping Warm, Quiksilver Cypher PS+ Heated Vest System

So who would not want to be warmer, at least on the East coast where this year it seems as though the water never warmed up. Well Quicksilver has found the answer without electrocuting the surfer. Utilizing Far-infrared heat technology and delivers hours of heat (129 deg on high setting and 116 deg on low setting) to your vital organs to maintain your core temperature and extend your session. Bonus is that the batteries are rechargeable, how green of Quicksilver. Quicksilver also claims hours of heat, that would be nice. Hey if you are clever and most are, when the season changes look to wear this under your jacket when you hit the slopes.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Twist And Trash The Can

Somethings are obvious other take some time like this idea from Designers: Jiwoon Park & Kwenyoung Choi. There are two things make the NNew Can stand out; one it has a deliberate spiral shape and two its opening-clip has an uplifted indent. The reason for the spiral shape is obvious, it makes it easier for you to twist and crush the can with hand and dump it into the trashcan. And the reason for the indent in the clip is so that you can open the can easily without chipping a nail. I endorse the second reason wholeheartedly coz I always manage to clip mine while opening my soda-can!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Spider Holster, New Way to Carry the Camera

Get your DSLR from hip to hands in a flash and change the way you carry your camera and take photos with the Spider Camera Holster. Join the Spider Revolution!
Convenient: The holster sits at you body's center which gives you instant access to your camera when you need it, and a great place to keep it when you don't.

Durable: Pocket-sized and solid, the holster can take bumps and travels like a pro.

Beautiful: With the Spider you'll have one less strap or bag to take with you, just a nice metallic shine (polish not included).

Friday, October 23, 2009, Inform Motorist!

Many different reason to wear something like this, one for attracting attention, the other to let motorist know that at times you are actually going faster than the speed limit. SpeedVest has LCD's on the back and illuminates like Radar signs that you pass on the road, the difference is that it displays your speed, letting all know how fast you are traveling.
• Increases awareness of the bicyclist and bicycling as an efficient way of getting around
• Educates drivers about overtaking bicyclists safely
• Illuminates that an average person can easily bike 10-15 mph (15-25 km/h)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Europe gets it, USA make it happen!

When you see simple ideas implemented you can't stop to wonder why it is not universal. This "Vorstellwagen" was first available in 1983 to ferry biking commuters between Stuttgart and the mountain town. It travels just 2 kilometers, but with over 200 meters of elevation change between the two stations and a maximum 20% slope. 1983 wow and still no luck. You have the west coast that without a thought would get this done. Who will be the first in the US.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New Take on a old Idea, Duffle Bag remade!

So the old military duffle is/was great, but backpack and designer suitcases came into play. If you like simple and one bag through over your shoulder and go then you will like this new take on an old design. Red nylon duffle bag with a drawstring fastening at one end as well as a full length outer zip. The bag has an internal zip pocket and adjustable nylon cord straps to make it more secure.

Made in Japan, this piece measures approx 28” x 9” x 9” and the adjustable shoulder strap is 38” at its longest length.
Simple and redesigned for the modern world.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

New Balance and iPhone, Perfect!

Wow, NB and MapMyRun have teamed up and come out with a fantastic app for the iPhone. Yes many have done this, but NB has really come the closest, has mapping, coaching, history and fitness. Now comes the two pieces that make it way cool, training partners and Photos, to really rub it in your friends face have you have done and where you turned it on. Oh it also links with Twitter to post your results.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mini Cooper into Fitness

So not only is Mini Coopers fuel efficient they are now crossing over into bikes. It seems this is the right of passage for most successful car companies to make a bike.
From Road Cycle UK
According to the official blurb, both bikes will “exhibit the modern aggressive styling of a track bike, and combine confident, sharp handling with comfort and smoothness.” The T100 Monza is supplied in dark blue with flat bars and the T100 Sebring is finished in silver, and has bullhorn bars. The bikes retail from £595 and are available from January 2010.

In addition to the T100 Monza and T100 Sebring, the Cooper range will include the T200 Championship 50 and the T200 Reims 5 Speed. Inspired by the lightweight racing bikes of the 1960's, the T200 series combines classic styling with modern components and technology.

The T200 Championship 50 is a special edition single speed, finished in classic Cooper racing green to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Cooper Car Company Formula 1 World Championship victory in 1959. The stunning T200 Reims, finished in cream, combines style with the practicality of 5 gears. The T200 bikes, which will be available in March 2010 will also make an appearance at the Cycle Show.

Monday, September 21, 2009

ABS-Avalanche Airbag

Fall is upon us and that means switching gears, mountain biking, trail running, and yes skiing starts to creep in the picture. Well feel a little more secured with the ABS-Avalanche Airbag system, wears like a back pack, then pull to inflate.

Once activated, the ABS equalizes the volume and density of the victim relative to the surrounding snow by working on the principle of "inverse particles" .

...and you are ontop within 2 seconds.

As with a life vest in the water, the victims swims on the surface of the avalanche. The added volume of 150 liters has been calculated to be needed for cold, dry and loose snow. If the snow is denser, wetter and heavier less volume is needed. The statistics show that all victims carried down by a moving avalanche stayed on top and survived the incident (see the statistics) .

So be safe get prepared and hey have an advantage if you are playing out of bounds.

Rappel Belt

Ok not that you would but know that you could. There is no gadgets, technology or fancy buttons on this belt, strap in on and it holds up your pant. A bit different than the standard a conversation piece as well. Lightweight, flexible, and comfortable uniform belt that can be used for emergency rappels. Does not dig into waist when bending or moving like other brands.
Worth the price - $24

Friday, September 18, 2009

Kurt Kinetic Wired/Wireless Power Computer!

Affordable, and if you have a Kurt Kinetic already then you are really in business. On the off season you can be tracking all the important data instead of just spinning away for countless hours.

Wired Version
he Kinetic Wired Power Computer is designed to give you accurate power (watt) readings when you are using a Kinetic Trainer. All other functions (speed, distance, cadence, calorie burn, altimeter, etc) are accurate both on and off the trainer. Because of this, the Kinetic Power Computer is an excellent choice for a cycling computer both on and off the trainer.

The watts reading is calibrated based on a mathematical relationship between power and speed. This Kinetic Power Formula along with our proprietary software accurately estimates the cumulative effect of 16 different interactive forces. This power curve is based on the "average " rider on the "outdoor ride" using the following cubic function: P = (5.244820) * S + (0.01968) * S3. S=speed in miles per hour, P=power in Watts

The Kinetic Wireless Power Computer is designed to give you accurate power (watt) readings when you are using a Kinetic Trainer. All other functions (speed, distance, cadence, calorie burn, altimeter, etc) are accurate both on and off the trainer. Because of this, the Kinetic Power Computer is an excellent choice for a cycling computer both on and off the trainer.

The watts reading is calibrated based on a mathematical relationship between power and speed. This Kinetic Power Formula along with our proprietary software accurately estimates the cumulative effect of 16 different interactive forces. This power curve is based on the "average " rider on the "outdoor ride" using the following cubic function: P = (5.244820) * S + (0.01968) * S3. S=speed in miles per hour, P=power in Watts


  • Speed
  • 4 Keys
  • Auto Start
  • Max. Speed
  • Speed bar (% of max. speed)
  • Average Speed
  • Speed Comparison
  • Distance 1
  • Distance 2
  • ODO 1
  • ODO2
  • ODO 1+2
  • Ride time 1
  • Ride time 2
  • Distance Countdown
  • Time to arrival (arrival time/time remain)
  • % to arrival (Bar display)
  • 2nd Wheel size
  • Time (12/24hr)
  • Auto sleep
  • Heart rate
  • Max Heart rate
  • Average Heart rate
  • Upper/Lower Limit w/ visable alarm
  • Calorie
  • Fat burn
  • Stopwatch
  • Auto Lap (Time/Distance)
  • Calorie expenditure / Fat burn
  • Altimeter
  • Home Altitude storage
  • Altitude gain/loss
  • % gradient
  • Power
  • Max Power
  • Avg Power
  • Temperature (C/F)
  • Max Temperature
  • Min Temperature
  • Easy Caibration
  • Service interval reminder
  • EL Backlight
  • Cadence
  • Average Cadence
  • Max Cadence
  • Low battery indication

Monday, September 14, 2009

Moji, The Smart Icing Alternative!

Moji, got the icing right, instead of having to stay in one place, Moji, got you on the move while icing. It wraps around you like a ace bandage would or even a knee brace, what a concept. They also make one for the back.

Moji was founded with the overarching goal of keeping active people active. Our unwavering dedication to becoming the expert source for injury prevention, warm-up, and recovery is core to our ongoing mission. Moji founder, Victor Viner, established the company in 2007 with a vision of creating best-in-class products while also becoming the leading consumer resource on injury prevention, warm-up, and recovery. Victor has surrounded himself with a passionate, forward thinking, experienced team that brings industry expertise to the Moji brand in the areas of design, marketing, manufacturing, operations, technology, and content development.

Price $85 for the knee, but for the average weekend warrior this should last for years, think of what your buddies will say after a game of football and you can ice the joints while watching the game, and getting the drinks.

Friday, September 11, 2009

GE HealthCare Body Sensors

From HealthCare Informatics
"GE Healthcare, in conjunction with GE’s technology development arm, Global Research, is now developing BSNs, which consists of sensor devices that collect critical patient-specific information, including temperature, pulse-oximetry, blood glucose levels, electrocardiogram readings, blood pressure levels and respiratory function. This real-time patient information can be collected and transmitted to doctors and nurses to enable efficient patient monitoring from any location, says the company." more

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Rock Tape The Next Answer To Compression Gear

It seems as though Ironman is thinking of banning compression sock, so with everything there is always an answer and since they used it in the Olympics, why not try it. RockTape is that answer.
The Story
Just like you, I’m an avid amateur athlete…
I’m fit, but my love of running, cycling and swimming have contributed to a variety of minor sports injuries, and one of those injuries required physical therapy. The PT treated me and finished the session by applying some tape to my leg. When I asked if this was the same tape I had seen during the Olympics, the answer was yes.

I was skeptical about the tape, but after a week my injury was healing nicely and I also noticed that my legs felt pretty good after a long ride. I started doing more research on the tape’s effects and that’s when I discovered that the tape can be used to ENHANCE PERFORMANCE. I found that taping in advance of exercise promotes increased blood flow to the muscles, thereby reducing fatigue.

After trying the tape on friends and family with good results, I got excited and talked to a number of companies about buying and selling the tape. The response I got was amazing: no one wanted to sell me tape unless I became “certified” in their specific taping methods. It was their way of making the tape more exclusive and expensive. I decided there had to be a better way to get this great product into the hands of those who needed it, so I located a source, modified the formula and formed ROCKTAPE.

I hope you love ROCKTAPE as much as I do, but if you don’t, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee. So what do you have to lose? Try ROCKTAPE today, and see how it can enhance your sports performance!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Race Across The Sky! Leadville 100

So the Leadville 100 is coming to a theater near you, well hopefully, they say nationwide but who know what that means. Anyway the trailer looks cool, make you think that anyone can finish this race. Lance really opens himself up a lead and seems to keep it, then disaster strikes, a flat tire. This is the suspense that keeps you on the edge of your mountain bike seat. A crazy media filled race. What else could you ask for, see the movie, book your tickets for next year and hit the trail. Who knows you might have what it takes to beat Lance.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Livestong Fitness, Lance is a marketing genius!

Amazing the reach and marketing potential a name has, Lance Armstong. The Tour De France was on a up-word swing, then he retired and Versus lost major market share. Then he came back and boom Versus and the cycling industry was hot again. So it should not be to anyones surprise that Lance has put his name on a line of fitness equipment LiveStongFitness. Treadmills, ellipticles and Spin bikes.

A solid foundation for any workout
Heavy duty components and construction meet the demands of any rider

Quality you can feel
40-pound flywheel and Kevlar® belt system provide a smooth feel that is built to last

Engineered for the way you move
Multi position seat and handlebars ensure a comfortable riding position

What can you say BRILLIANT.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Inner Cooler, Keeping You Cool!

This has to be told and all have to start to use this product. What a way to keep you cool, lower your body temp and make you feel good.
The Inner-Cooler Performance Wrap is a personal under garment which uses state of the art “convection” technology to control the wearer’s body temperature in hot climates and during strenuous activity.

Tests show the Inner Cooler reduces the negative effects of an elevated body core temperature by quickly drawing heat away from the surface of the skin and dissipating it into the air through evaporation. The result is improved comfort and performance.

Athletes using the Inner-Cooler report better endurance, less dehydration and quicker recovery times. Just like an engine runs better, longer, and develops more power when it stays cooler, so does your body.

The Inner-Cooler Performance Wrap can be worn before during and after an event. It fits nicely under a jersey, chest protector or neck brace, is simple to use, durable and machine washable.

The 1970s saw water cooling increase motorcycle engine performance by leaps and bounds… In 2009 the Inner-Cooler Performance Wrap does the same for your body… MORE

Monday, August 10, 2009

Face Trainer, Oh Yes!

Many things you can change, arms, belly, legs, butt and now your face. Not talking about plastic surgery but a Face Trainer. No not a personal Trainer that beats up your face but a mask that you wear. This is a jewel..
Your face. Naturally fit.

Say good-bye to needles and knives. The no!no! family does it again with the FaceTrainer™. The only device of its kind to be registered and listed with the FDA, the FaceTrainer™ combines facial exercise with resistance training to give your face a natural looking lift.

The Dual Power of Resisitance Trainging & Facial Exercise

Facial exercise has been proven clinically for many years to help tone the underlying muscles of the face and neck, increase blood flow, and reduce wrinkling and sagging. Regular resistance training increases muscle activity, providing a more robust and effective workout to strengthen and tone muscles. The FaceTrainer™ by no!no! uses patented technology to turn simple facial movements into a total resistance training workout. Clinical studies have shown that a 10-minute daily routine over 30 days will result in 71% reduction in sagging, 42% reduction in wrinkles, and a noticeable improvement in skin tone and color..

No recovery, no scars & no inconvenience

Like all no!no! products, the FaceTrainer™ requires commitment and consistency. But the pay-off is tremendous. No recovery, no scars & no inconvenience. Just 10 minutes a day and the FaceTrainer™ are all you need to discover newfound confidence and pride in a younger, healthier looking you.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Watches, Burn Notice - Chase-Durer

Watches are so simple but elegant. Seeing the show Burn Notice a ex spy that lives in Miami, helps people out, blows things up and never get caught by the police, hey it is hollywood and with hollywood come products that you are cool. Chase-Durer, Special Forces is one of those products.
Formed a decade ago by Hollywood film producers Brandon and Marianne Chase, the company structure was based on the need for realistically-priced, top quality Swiss Watches specifically directed to the needs of professional pilots, both civilian and military. The design process began after months of consultation with all categories of flyers. It was only after this research that the precision timepieces went to the drawing boards, then to prototype testing and finally into production.

The reaction to the CHASE-DURER "look" and to its functionality, ruggedness and dependability was instantly acknowledged by the aviation world. Not only were their most important needs incorporated into the watches, but CHASE-DURER created a pricing structure that raised eyebrows within the industry by eliminating the exorbitant profits demanded by other companies making similar (though not as attractive) timepieces. "prices for top quality Swiss Watches include thousands of dollars of profit on each watch for the manufacturer and this is simply not necessary," said company founder Brandon Chase. "There is no need to go beyond fair pricing for top quality to maintain our company's success and our customers' support," said Chase. Today, thousands of military and commercial pilots in many nations covet their CHASE-DURER Watches. Hundreds of unsolicited rave reviews are on file at the CHASE-DURER offices. Many of them are posted on this website. Repeat buyers are counted in the thousands. Following their success in the aviation world, CHASE-DURER entered into another form of military timepiece, the ultra-rugged SPECIAL FORCES Underwater Demolition Team Chronograph series. Again the company met with officers and enlisted men from Special Forces units and, before long, the unique SF 1000 was born.

Since the creation of its first watches, CHASE-DURER has spread its wings and created an entire collection of quality Swiss watches that enjoy the very special "look" and pricing that continue to be the buzz of the industry. The Collection is the largest Chronograph selection of Military, Special Forces, Pilot, Racing, Diving and Ladies' Sport Watches available. The range is complete, from moderately priced models to diamond and 18K gold models. Scores of different choices have been designed to satisfy the needs of discerning watch buyers in every field of endeavor, offering a wide selection of features within a popular price range.

The CHASE-DURER two-year international incremental warranty is possible only because of the stringent quality control maintained by the Company, and the design and construction elements specifically dedicated to dependability and ruggedness.

Headquartered in Beverly Hills, California, the company is a fast-growing Watch manufacturing/distribution company. CHASE-DURER is proudly displayed in hundreds of retail sites, with the number growing steadily. These fine precision instruments can also be found at the United States Naval Academy, West Point and the Air force Academy. Among the many professionals who wear CHASE-DURER timepieces is world-renowned test pilot Robert Gilliland, who was first to fly the SR-71 Spy Plane, THE BLACKBIRD, and who has flown higher and faster than any pilot in history. Among proud owners are Generals, Admirals, Combat and Commercial Pilots, Fighting Ground troops, Doctors, Lawyers, Industry Leaders and so many others who require and enjoy the unique power, performance and design of true CHASE-DURER Swiss precision.

Tens of millions of television viewers have been introduced to CHASE-DURER on prime time network television programs such as JEOPARDY, HOLLYWOOD SQUARES, WHEEL OF FORTUNE, THE PRICE IS RIGHT, SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP and others. Network television host Pat Sajak owns three CHASE-DURER timepieces. Many film celebrities wear the Watches.

For most of the decade, CHASE-DURER Watches have been exposed to millions of magazine readers in full-page color ads in such major publications as ESQUIRE, DISCOVER, SMITHSONIAN, MAXIM, GQ, PLAYBOY, POPULAR MECHANICS, MEN’S JOURNAL, DUPONT REGISTRY, MILLIONAIRE, and dozens more. The company participates in major Jewelry and Watch trade shows around the world. This exposure assures that the company will continue growing its significant Dealer, Distributor and Customer base. CHASE-DURER is a charter member of the AMERICAN WATCH GUILD and serves on the Advisory Board together with CARTIER, ROLEX, JAEGER LE COULTRE and VACHERON CONSTANTIN.

CHASE-DURER for those who know Watches.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Nixon 51-30 PU CHRONO, ONE BIG, TOUGH Watch

Some watches are low tech, some are fashionable, some high tech sports computers, the NIXON 51-30 PU CHRONO is big, tough and rugged. A watch that you would be proud to wear. It is a heavy 54 MM face chronograph, 300 meters stainless steel.
It is low tech and one watch anyone should proud to wear, so stop looking at your phone for time and get back to looking at your wrist.
This is on my wish list to demo, if Nixon wants to send me one. You never know

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

GoPro Goes HD Next Year.

The more you do any sport the more you want to see what you are doing and how you are doing it, well GoPro is here to help and with HD. Now some will do it to post on YouTube some to see better form and some well to be safe. The more you ride on the road for training or commuting the more you want a record of what is going on around you. Cars not giving you the amount of room you deserver (3 feet) or truck buzzing you, at least when you go the the police and show them the video, crazy you won't be called.

  • Model Number: GHHW5170
  • Resolution: 5 megapixel (2592x1944) photo, 512x384 video
  • Sensor: CMOS
  • Video Format: MJPEG, 30 fps, saved as .AVI file
  • Optics: glass lens, f/2.8 aperture, with ultra-wide 170º angle of view
  • Modes: video, standard photo, photo every 2 or 5 secs, 3x photo burst sequence, self timer, upside down photo/video flip
  • Exposure Control: auto
  • White Balance: auto
  • Self Timer: 10 seconds
  • Microphone: built-in with adjustable recording/input level
  • Audio Format: 8kHz, mono
  • Memory: 16 MB internal, expandable to 2GB with SD card (not included), expandable to 4GB with SDHC card (not included) via free software download from GoPro website—available soon
  • Capacity: 56 minutes video (incl. audio) or 1,945 photos with optional 2GB SD card. 1hr 52min video (incl. audio) with optional 4GB SDHC card—available soon
  • Power: 2x AAA batteries (not included), lithium batteries highly recommended. 3hrs. video recording with lithium, 2hrs. with NiMH
  • TV Out (with RCA cable): NTSC or PAL
  • PC Connection: USB + RCA combo cable
  • PC Compatibility: Windows ME, 2000, XP, and Vista; Mac OS X 10.2 and later
  • Waterproof: rated to 100 feet/30 meters
  • Dimensions: 1.75" x 2.30" x 1.25"/4.45cm x 5.84cm x 3.18cm (H x W x D)
  • Weight: 4.9 oz/139 g

For a $190 you get great Christmas present and it is wireless.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wounded vets use Wii fit for Rehabilitation

Wii fit taking another great step helping wounded warriors, a new physical therapy treatment program at The Naval Health Clinic in Charleston, SC, includes activities on the Nintendo Wii Fit. Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Wise, physical therapy department head, said the interactive games will help wounded warriors address mobility and balance problems. Since the balance board on a Wii Fit shows were a participant’s center of gravity lies, it will be useful for soldiers who are severely injured or have lost a limb. more..

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

SPOT GPS satellite Tracker/Messenger

SPOT Expands Product Line with the New SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger - 30% Smaller and Lighter Offering Advanced Capabilities and Feature-Rich Enhancements.
Changing the way that we communicate, not just letting the user know where they are but others can now get text messaging if something happens. This changes the landscape from a general GPS unit till a fully functioning social emergency tool.
Stay tuned this change in the landscape will force other like the iPhone to make smarter units.

The new SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™ will include the following new features designed to enhance customer usability:
30% smaller and lighter than the original model at 5.2 ounces
New enhanced satellite antenna for improved performance in foliage or canopied environments
Advanced GPS performance chipset
  • GPS Acquisition light
  • “Message Sending” indicator light
  • Dedicated GPS Tracking button
  • New, dedicated pre-programmable Custom Message button
  • Protective covers over S.O.S and Help button to prevent inadvertent message transmission
  • Illuminated buttons
  • Choice of orange or silver
  • Included case and neoprene fastening band

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Technology For Your Body!

technology for the body, many companies have good products, some filled with with ingredients that might get you band some with natural good for you stuff. Hammer Nutrition has a full stable of products that will get you to the starting line and have you setting PR in NO time, as well as recovery when you are finished.
Endurolytes is the product that will help most achieve their goal rapidly, taken regularly, you will see your times start to drop and your recovery almost non existent.

"Cramping is your body's final warning signal that you're on empty electrolyte wise. However, your performance is deteriorating and you are slowing down long before you feel the slightest twinge of a cramp. To keep your body's muscular, digestive, nervous, and cardiac systems firing on all cylinders you need a consistent supply of all electrolytic minerals, not just sodium and potassium. Plus, in many instances, you require greater volumes of electrolytes than any sports drink or gel can provide. That is why Endurolytes fulfills such a crucial component of your fueling by supplying your body with a perfectly balanced, full-spectrum, rapidly assimilated electrolyte source, allowing you to meet your widely variable electrolyte needs with tremendous precision, hour after hour, no matter what the weather throws at you.

Extra Benefits:
Taking two or more Endurolytes before bed may help prevent night cramps and nighttime muscle twitching."

Friday, July 17, 2009

Cannondale SuperSix

Float light, have to add weight to the bike for the tour, light. 12 light pounds and the Tour limit is 14. At 12.5 pounds (56cm - out of the box), it boasts a superior stiffness-to-weight ratio; the SuperSix is faster, more efficient and lighter than the competition. One way they seems to have been able to cut weight is aluminum crankset, Hollowgram with a wireless powermeter.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bike Gel Flask Holder

Avoid the gastrointestinal meltdown and fuel your body right. Fuel Belt has the Bike Gel Flask Holder, holds 6oz of gel (3-4 packets) within easy reach on your bike. No more taping gel packets all over your frame! Mounts on stem or any frame tube with Velcro straps, helping to avoid the meltdown and ruin a day that you were physical prepared for! All the technology and gear only gets you so far, learn nutrition, experiment and try out multiple products so that you are ready on race day.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, Getting Noticed

Electronic shifting is coming, weight is down, problems are fixed, PRICE IS HIGH, but it coming. Tour de France riders are using it, yes pro riders are finding this a reliable solution. The riders to look out for on the new Di2 include Columbia-HTC's Michael Rogers and George Hincapie on their Scott Addicts for the road stages, while for the time trial stages the entire team will ride Di2 equipped Scott Plasma 3 time trial bikes.
It uses batteries and while they are the crutch, if you let the battery runout while ridding you better be prepared to ride home in that gear, NO way around that!
Best of all you have controls for TT and Triathlons, right to the aero bars and off you go, not to worry about hills the buttery shifting makes going up hills easy and smooth.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Parkour, Function Like a Robot in Nikes

The Runner -Exploit yourself- from BLR_VFX on Vimeo.

You have to sit back and think, (a) it would be great to be younger to learn all the new cool stuff, (b) that you won't get hurt doing all this cool new stuff, functioning like a robot would help both (a) and (b). This spot from Nike shows just how cool defying gravity can be, plus someone had to do the initial movements for someone to create it in 3D.
Hey be Free or at least where Nike Frees

Monday, June 29, 2009

Merida has introduced the TimeWarp!

New features to a standard TT bike. Having the ability to move the headset around depending on the event is remarkable, well Merida has done just that. The key is the Modular Head Tube System, allowing different setup and handle bars to be interchange without having to get another bike. Nice work.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

iPhone 3Gs, can this be the end to watches!

Slowly creeping up on watches is the iPhone 3Gs. Along with the iBikePak and iMapMyRun+ you have a complete system. The only problem I see is the running, the iPhone is a bit big to be strapped to your arm. A chest or waist strap could be cool. Having a bike computer, watch, gps, shoe pod, etc. just seems wasteful. You might not think that this has changed the health arena, and Apple might not be the device for you but in a year from now most every phone will have some sort of app that will allow tracking.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

RAGGEDedge Gear, can you say recycle!

Well there is nothing better than finding ways to recycle, RAGGEDedge Gear has done that for sails. no need to have all those sails sitting wasting away in your trailer or basement.
Many through them away or try to sell them to whom ever buys your boat, sometimes more often than not they are thrown away.
Their story.
We are a family company. RAGGEDedge started out as one of Susan's wild hairs; one more way for her to use her sewing & design skills for an exciting new project. We started to sail, and she started to make bags for us out of used sails. By request, and by word of mouth, RAGGEDedge gained a following of people who wanted unique, colorful, one-of-a-kind gear. That "project" has long since outgrown its closet space and has evolved into the company that exists here before you today.

We delight in our smallness. Design and quality outrank quantity. Small means that we happily produce limited edition runs of our gear and then move on to another idea we've got working. It means that our gear is fresh, always evolving. New designs, new colors, and new projects are the lifeblood that we thrive on.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Exact Altitude + GPS

Again the new iPhone is really going to change the way that we look at devices, do you need a GPS+Phone+Watch. Think again,
all that is left to do is buy attachments for the bike and the car. Well the attachment need to be waterproof! other than that this is a done deal. Exact Altitude + GPS + GPS is an altitude measurement tool, which can tell you the altitude of the ground of the current point you are. Exact Altitude uses an online service and also a built in database. You can see all the information from all sources, but there's a bigger display which shows you the most exact information. The order of them is: online information, database information, GPS information. Since the elevation database is quite big, there are more then one version of the application, usually split by some kind of natural splitting existing for continents. Because of this, please be aware which version do you download, since the offline data will work only on places which is listed. However, the online service will work anywhere you can get internet connection, however, except this no internet connection is required.