Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Back, Better and Ready to Retake the Market! GoPro Hero 5

GoPro Hero 5, is out and it is going to reestablish what made them the king. 33 feet without a case, a small black camera that is fantastic and small 4K video at 30 fps, and comes standard with voice command support for hands-free controls. It also come with video stabilization, advanced wind noise reduction, as well as both a GPS and a touchscreen on the Hero5 Black — not to mention a small B&W screen up front.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Crazy Fast Tri Bike,

Crazy fast, Crazy fast, The Andean Project had one goal: to produce the best triathlon bike possible. A collaboration between Diamondback, KQ Studios, and unjaded aerodynamicists from outside the cycling industry, this bike achieves its singular purpose.

The Aero Core is the heart of Andean, and reflects our integrated design approach. This bike was designed from the center of the wheels—the least aerodynamic area—in towards the middle of the frame, then up. The Aero Core is the result: one large airfoil, it begins with the front wheel, transitions over the bottom bracket and exits off the rear wheel. Laminar flow across the entire system is improved, dramatically reducing drag at every yaw angle.

This is going to change everything, with thinking like this and everyone wanting to go faster, the ICU will have to make the change to the rules.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

How To Swing A Kettlebell, Correctly!

Gear Patrol, nails this:
Exercising with kettlebells has a whole range of benefits, from building strength to burning fat, not to mention reducing the chance of injuring your lower back. But since just picking up a pencil awkwardly can blow out your back, we asked StrongFirst COO and certified kettlebell instructor Craig Marker about proper basic form. “The kettlebell swing is one of my go-to exercises for beginner to advanced athletes. It’s much simpler to teach than Olympic barbell movements, and it provides overlapping benefits like strength, speed, and explosiveness.” But that’s if you do it right. So make sure you know the basic movements before you go swinging heavy ass kettlebells in front of your gym’s floor-to-ceiling mirrors.
Hinge, don’t squat. Properly swinging a kettlebell is less of a squatting movement and more of bend at the hips. More accurately, the hips go back and the knees only bend slightly. “Think about this position as a jump. If you try to jump forward as far as possible, the bottom position is the same position that you use at the bottom of the kettlebell swing.”
Explode with your hips, not your arms. “If you think of a bullet being fired out of agun, it receives all of its power initially and then relies on momentum to get to its destination.” The same goes for a kettlebell swing. All the power in getting the kettlebell up in the air comes from the hips. Your arms are just along for the ride.

Your arms aren’t completely useless. Keep your elbows locked and your shoulders back. As the kettlebell arcs upward your lats are engaged, keeping your upper back tight, which Marker says “provides more protection to your lower back during the swing.” And don’t worry about how high the kettlebell peaks. It’s supposed to float up once your hips are in their forward-most position and you’re standing up straight.
Now for the downswing. “It’s like playing chicken with your crotch. You have to wait until the last second to hinge your hips and let the kettlebell pass between your upper thighs.” If your forearms are hitting your lower thighs, you lower back is doing too much work. Now that you’re at the starting position again, do it all over.
Final tip. Use the right weight. If you’re proficient with your swing, a heavier weight will build more explosive power. But adjust the weight according to your experience and proficiency. The key is to be explosive, so don’t jump up in weight too fast, too soon.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

TRAK, For A Runners Safety!


TRAK is a safety device that all runners should have with them. You never know and being prepared, today, is extremely important.
Make sure your are! Kickstarter

TRAK is a patent pending, titanium knife designed to be used by anyone, anywhere, regardless of conditions or environment.  TRAK was originally created to be used as a back up dive knife for commercial divers entangled in fishing lines.  TRAK has been adopted by runners due to it being lightweight, easy to carry, and rust proof.  The new TRAK was born. 
At less than 1/2 oz, TRAK is the perfect choice for individuals with an active lifestyle that need an ultra lightweight knife. TRAK is the perfect knife for those running alone, biking, hiking, camping or just walking your dog.  Regardless of the environment, TRAK can handle it!  We found that TRAK not only came in handy in a marine environment, but found ourselves wearing it on our daily runs.  With TRAK, you're never alone.


Thursday, June 30, 2016


Pump track rock, plan and simple. If more USA municipalities welcomed them, kids would be outside more, rather than in front on the TV, Phone, or computer.

Velosolutions Tour de Pump from Claudio Caluori on Vimeo.

Monday, June 06, 2016

OTTO | An Functional App Bike Tuning Kit!

OTTO Tuning System - 10 & 11 speed cassette

The OTTO Tuning System simplifies the rear derailleur adjustment process, giving everyone the power to adjust their bicycle with professional precision. It's a must for racers, mountain bikers, triathletes, enthusiasts and mechanics. This smart Tuning System uses your iPhone's camera and a set of engineered gauges to check shifting alignment, and provides verbal prompts that lead users through any needed adjustments. The App is free and offers progressive levels of functionality with both CHECK and TUNE options, as well as a multi bike profile feature.

Use OTTO before key events, after swapping wheel sets, when traveling with your bike, and with major component changes. Rides are better, smoother and race-ready. You will have confidence in your shifting and know it’s perfect.

Features & Benefits

Check: Verify rear derailleur alignment in less than a minute. Get your OTTO Index Score! A positive or negative score informs you whether to make counter-clockwise or clockwise barrel adjustments.
Tune: Full rear derailleur adjustment. In-App purchase required (7-day: $3.99 / 90-day: $11.99 / 1-year: $26.99)
Minimized Instructions are available for a faster experience.
Derailleur Angle & Twist measurements. Find out if your derailleur hanger is bent.
Compatible with Shimano or SRAM 10/11 speeds. iOS only (no Android or Campy).

Get it here for $39

Monday, April 18, 2016

Tools Inside Your Bike! Topeak, Nnija Series

The Ninja series tools are compact, stealthy, and cleverly efficient. To your ride buddies, you will seem ill-prepared for your adventures as your bike’s clean lines are unfettered from an assemblage of various bike tools. Unbeknownst to them, the Ninja P bike pump is hidden in your seatpost, the Ninja C chain tool in your handlebar, and the Ninja TC Road multi-tool in its water bottle cage integrated tool box and the instant there is bike emergency; a flat tire, a broken chain, a loose bolt, the Ninja tools spring into action! Each of the Ninja series tools are designed for a specific use with precision and efficiency, just like the ancient specialists they are named after.
Topeak Ninja Series

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Nikon, Enters the Action Cam Space!

Nikon made a surprising announcement at CES today when it unveiled its first ever action camera. Even more surprising was that it will shoot 360-degree video. Even more surprising than that was that this is just the first in what will be a "family" of action cameras.
The new camera is called the KeyMission 360, a name that is as dull as the actual product is exciting. We don't know much about it — Nikon wouldn't give us a release date, a price, or specs like battery life. But we do know that Nikon's already building out a system of accessories and mounts, and that the camera can shoot 4K UHD footage. And we do know that there's now another huge presence in both the action camera and360-degree video markets. Talk about two birds with one stone.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Lumenus, The Best Way To Cycle At Night!

Brilliant, no pun intended!
Our approach to smart clothing comes from a fashion background that understands the need for beautiful looking garments and accessories.

Morever, we emphasize design in our software, hardware and how you, the user, interact with your garment seamlessly through human centered design.

Lumenus is composed of futurists who understand that our only limitation is our imagination.

Striving to continually bring to market new products and pioneer the future of smart clothing and wearable technology.


Monday, October 12, 2015

AfterShokz: Trekz Bone Conduction Headphones

Join the military movement without having to sign up.

The power of the AfterShokz brand lies in a single key concept: be open. Yes, we're talking about headphones here. It's about your safety. It's about serious comfort. And, most importantly, staying connected—from your music to your moments—without compromise.
Behind this incredible open ear listening experience is our patented bone conduction technology.  We've been in this business for years now. We know the benefits and we're all too familiar with the challenges. That's why we're confident in saying we've mastered the solution to bring you powerful, dynamic audio without the traditional limitations.

Friday, October 09, 2015

New Watch, Helgray Hornet - All-Around Badass Watch with Dual Time Zone!

The Hornet is as rugged as it gets. The solid stainless steel case can take a beating. Good luck trying to scratch the double-domed sapphire crystal. The Japanese quartz movement requires virtually no maintenance - because you have better things to do than wind your watch everyday. And the Hornet is certainly not afraid of water - go ahead and dive of a cliff if you dare.
One thing led to another and Helgray was born. Since its inception, Helgray has been making watches inspired by other eras, molded into modern and affordable offerings.
When everyone accepts obscene retail markups on generic and boring watches, I'm here to offer original designs, packing twice as much value at half the price.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Keep it Down! Orange Screw!

The Orange Screw is an innovative and easy to use ground anchor made of 100% recycled materials and manufactured in the U.S.A. Orange Screws are lightweight, rust proof and nearly indestructible.
It's time to simplify your gear and use the Orange Screw to replace rusty metal dog tie outs; secure your RV awning in the wind; keep a tarp over your boat, ATV or firewood; ensure your tent stays where you place it and so much more. Orange Screw

Monday, August 31, 2015

New Tri Bikes

SlowTwitch kills it again with their review of the newest stuff coming into 2016!
The tri bike landscape is shifting. I hope that's clear. Companies are making some very fast framesets and by that I mean frames, forks, seat posts and brakes, though sometimes that means brakes you have to buy and retrofit to the bike to bring out the frame's best performance. But that's kind of fun in a way. We don't make motorcycles, where what you buy is pretty much what you ride. We make bicycles, and they are made to be fiddled with. 

I'm excited by the new generation of tri bikes but I am also frustrated waiting for the aftermarket to catch up. Can I list both the products that I can't find, that somebody ought to make, as well as further frame ideas sitting out there waiting to be developed?

Riviera, SUP or Surf, why decide. At 10'6" the board is perfect for small to large surf. One big thing is make sure you are back far enough on the board not to nose dive.

10'6" Riviera Original
The Riviera 10'6" is a perfect board for first time paddlers. Very stable cruiser that comes with traction, and a built in handle for carrying. Ideal for touring & surfs well.  It has a slightly pulled in nose and pinched rails for better maneuverability in the surf.  It has a 2 + 1 setup that give you the options for different paddling conditions.

We provide the highest quality Stand Up Paddle boards available from Ron House, Timmy Patterson, Jeff Clark, and our signature line, Riviera. Whether you are a beginner, novice or expert, we have a stand up paddleboard to suit your needs. We also manufacture Riviera SUP Paddles, Apparel, and Accessories.

Our selection of high performance stand up paddle boards are made of hand finished EPS core foam and glassed with Hexel Fiberglass, and Resin Research Epoxy resin. This method of construction provides the custom made look that has been traditional in the surf culture for decades, as well as the best response, glide, and maneuverability of any stand up paddle board on the market. All boards have a built in handle and integrated deck pad.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

RinseKit Shower For Adventures!

I used to use a outdoor pressurized sprayer you find in any Home Depot. it was roughly about $40 and worked great. Now the RinseKit has a head like a shower that you can pick 6 settings. That's kind of worth it, but $50 more I'm not quite sure.

With no pumping and no batteries, RinseKit delivers a pressurized spray for up to three minutes. RinseKit stores the strength of a regular household spigot or sink (with adapter) and can be quickly filled with hot or cold water. RinseKit’s patented design features the eon™ pressure system that holds up to 2 gallons of water with a spray nozzle that offers seven different settings from jet stream to soaking shower.  It comes packed with thoughtful features, including: compact design with a 2 gallon pressure chamber, built-in ruler to measure fish, folding handle for one-handed carrying, and easy-to-remove lid to stand on for changing. The RinseKit comes with a Hose Nozzle, 6′ Hose, Hose Bib Adapter, On/Off Valve, and Quick Connect.