Thursday, April 30, 2009

Chrome, the next Timbiktu (maybe)

Looking out for functional stuff is hard Timbuktu makes some of the best bags, they used to be part of the USAT Membership. That being said you just can't wear their bags out. However it seems like there is a new player in the works, ok maybe not new but up and coming CHROME, Chrome was founded in Boulder, CO by a couple of guys who needed a bag that lasted forever. They began sewing in their garage using the toughest material they could find. A company came out of that with a philosophy of building stuff that would function well in tough conditions and would last a lifetime.

Eight years later we moved our operations to San Francisco. Today, our production has outgrown the garage and we make our products all over the world. We remain committed to using the best materials, hardware and design to bring products to our customers that they can count on.

There's not a lot of nonsense in our gear, just materials and construction that serve a purpose and last a lifetime. We stand behind everything we make.

Now they make much more then just bags (don't they all), their Light Weight Shins Slate

  • Made of 4-way Tweeve™ Durastretch™ fabric, a durable, breathable fabric, that retains its shape and is also water-repellant
  • Cut high in back and low in front
  • Keeper pockets
  • Lightly padded chamois seat and inseam
  • Reinforced hem
  • Zipper and secured cargos
  • Articulated knees
  • Got to like when companies see a need and address it. 

    Monday, April 27, 2009

    coldblack - Sun Reflector – UV Protector

    Got to hand it to the swiss, yes they did have the Swiss Army Knife and now they have ColdBlack. Dark colors heat up stronger when exposed to direct sunlight compared to light colors. This no longer needs to happen! Now there is coldblack®, a special finishing technology for textiles which reduces heat build-up and provides reliable protection from UV rays.

    The coldblack® finishing only contains „bluesign® approved“ components. „bluesign® approved“ components are as low as possible in harmful substances, making them benign to mankind and the environment and encouraging the economical and ecological use of resources in the production process.

    Wednesday, April 22, 2009

    Cars have horns, Bikes should too! Airzound

    Not sure why more bicyclist have not mounted or used air horns to keep them save, like cars, but with Airzound they could change that. All of us have close calls, yelled, screamed #$*&#@ at motorist. Airzound is trying to change that and also claims it is the worlds loudest bike horn at 115 db.

    On the decibel scale, the smallest audible sound (near total silence) is 0 dB. A sound 10 times more powerful is 10 dB. A sound 100 times more powerful than near total silence is 20 dB. A sound 1,000 times more powerful than near total silence is 30 dB. Here are some common sounds and their decibel ratings:

    Near total silence - 0 dB
    A whisper - 15 dB
    Normal conversation - 60 dB
    A lawnmower - 90 dB
    A car horn - 110 dB
    A rock concert or a jet engine - 120 dB
    A gunshot or firecracker - 140 dB

    So by How Stuff Works the Airzound is just above a car horn, so people should take notice since it will be a little louder and different.

    Really the horn should have someone screaming as though they are getting run over that would really jolt drivers to be more aware.

    Monday, April 20, 2009

    Low Tech, High Results, CrossFit Certifications!

    Technology will only get you so far, CrossFit will get you farther, with getting into shape and getting certified to get others into outstanding shape. CrossFit seems to have added to their stable of certification with Specialty Certifications which consist of, Barbell, Gymnastics, Kettlebell, CrossFit Kids, Olympic Lifting, Rowing Foundations, Running and Endurance and Science of Exercise. It seems as though there are countless ways to get certified as a PT, CrossFit has made the water pretty clear. Find the one that fits your needs and go for it, your training business or gym will be glad you did.

    Friday, April 03, 2009

    NEW, Forerunner 310XT

    Your next favorite watch is coming, second quarter of this year (not sure when that is), the Forerunnner 310XT! Since the watch is not out yet, here is what Garmin is saying...

    Finally, a GPS-enabled training device that isn't afraid of the water. The rugged Forerunner 310XT is the triathlete's indispensable training tool — a GPS-enabled, swim-proof trainer that tracks bike and run data and sends it wirelessly to your computer. This multi-sport device has up to 20 hours of battery life, tracks distance, pace and heart rate (optional), and goes from wrist to bike in seconds.

    Time Your Swim

    The swim-proof Forerunner 310XT is waterproof to a depth of 50 meters, so you can wear it in the pool or the lake to time your swim. And its slim design and flexible wristband mean Forerunner is easy to wear in any conditions.

    Transition Effortlessly

    When you're ready to jump out of the water and onto the bike, Forerunner 310XT moves easily from wrist to bike with the optional quick release and bike mounts, making the transition between sports effortless. Forerunner 310XT categorizes multisport activities in one workout and can also log transition time in the process, so you can analyze your performance from start to finish.

    Collect Workout Data

    Forerunner 310XT tracks your position precisely with GPS satellite data and records distance, pace, heart rate (optional), power data (from ANT+™-enabled third-party power meters) and more. High-sensitivity GPS and HotFix™ satellite prediction mean Forerunner acquires satellites quickly and tracks your movement even near tall buildings or under tree cover. And using innovative ANT+™ wireless technology, Forerunner 310XT connects seamlessly to an optional heart rate monitor, foot pod and cadence sensor.

    When paired with the optional wireless heart rate monitor, Forerunner 310XT continuously tracks beats per minute and uses heart rate data in advanced calorie computation. Train in a certain heart rate zone to improve fitness and monitor your level of exertion.

    Run, Sync, Store and Share

    Once you’ve logged the miles, innovative ANT+™ wireless technology automatically transfers data to your computer when Forerunner is in range. No cables, no hookups. The data’s just there, ready for you to analyze, categorize and share through our online community, Garmin Connect or our optional Garmin Training Center™ software. You can even plan workouts on your computer and then send them to your Forerunner.

    At a cost of $350, that's not bad..

    Thursday, April 02, 2009

    Superior Electrolyte Drink

    A new superior electrolyte drink for better performance with less sugar from Scandinavia just released in USA

    Electrolytes in fluid give a better chance for your body to obtain its peak performance, receiving maximum hydrationand sustained muscle activity than plain water and sugar based drinks. SportsAktive Easy a superior drink with more electrolytes than fluid endurance sports drink! SportAktive Easy is also enhanced with vitamins and antioxidants just for your performance!

    - Restore electrolytes and fluid faster.
    - Enhanced with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
    - Taste and flavor developed to fit endurance athletes.
    - Only 10 calories per 32 fl oz.
    - Convenient and easy to mix, just drop and go.
    - Best price per serving and 20 servings per tube.

    SportAktive Easy are one of the best products on the US market today with a content based on the latest sports medicin and research literature on hydration and sport performance science. We have done effervescent electrolyte tablets since 1997.

    Many of our athletes who buys SportAktive says that the taste is much better for athletes, it gives more servings than other products per container and the cost is less per serving. Plus that SportAktive have a superior content (electrolytes, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants) compare to other products.

    SportAktive USA Inc. is a US company with a background from Scandinavia, focused on endurance sports, training and fitness. Our product formula and ingredients have been developed in the field of sports medicine science and research in experience with athletes in Scandinavia since 1997.

    SportAktive Easy is a FDA registered product.

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