The Speedfil is a good alternative to traditional aero hydration systems, especially for long course. Lis and I have been using ours for two seasons, including Kona for Lis. Check out the review.
It sure has been a while since I posted to the blog – I have been so busy with fits and related business that I have had no time to write (or sleep). But I had to take a few minutes to post a video of the first Kestrel 4000 frame to make its way […]
The previous stack and reach measurements published for the forthcoming Kestrel 4000 were off in several spots. Steve Harad forwarded me the updated values a few days ago, and it is clear that Kestrel is positioning the 4000 more towards the short-and-high (reach-stack) end of the spectrum in the middle (and most popular) portion of […]
The bike expo in Kona this year was kind of a letdown. Last year, the thing was lousy with new bikes: P4, Fuji D6, Scott Plasma II, Ridley Dean, QR cd0.1, Look 596… This year? Nada but for the Kestrel 4000 and the Specialized Shiv. The Shiv is far from a mainstream design and will […]
It was Lis’ bike split that put her out of reach of the other competitors in her age group (which is typical for her – at IM FL she went sub 5hrs WITHOUT drafting), and out of reach of all but 7 other amateurs (all under 35). This while forcing herself to be conservative and […]
Here it is – the first side shot I’ve seen of the new Kestrel “Super Bike” TT frame. We have no way of knowing how close this is to the finished product, but rumors have it this is nearly a done deal to be debuted in Kona. Rumors also have it this bike is mopping […]
So this pops up today on SRAM’s blog: Supposedly the big boys will soon ride this in Pro Tour TTs. First reaction: UGGGLY! It gives the Giant “icebreaker” a run for it’s money in the “bleeechhh” dept. Of course that matters not one iota to air molecules whizzing past it at 40mph. And what those […]
I have written two other posts on the P4 – both from Kona. The initial post questioned whether it was worth the price upgrade from a P3- at first glance it looks like a P3 with a few tweaks. Then I talked with Cervelo’s Phil White and he set me straight. Last night I attended […]