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Peloton Week in Tech: October 10-14

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A bib tight review, a look at a trainer and the preview of the upcoming Peloton Magazine ‘cross issue are all signs that winter is close.  This Peloton Week in Tech we look at the Pearl Izumi PRO Pursuit bib tight and the updated Wahoo Kickr.  There are also two clever designs from Silca and Fabric as well as a Gas Tungsten Arc Welding machine!


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Tim Delaney’s Miller Dynasty 200 GTAW
Seven Cycles began making custom Ti out of Massachusetts in 1997 and a year later had already made 1,000 frames; but its experience with Ti goes back even further—more than three decades. Rob Vandermark, the Seven founder, was the very first employee at Merlin back in 1986 when he transitioned from art school sculptor to frame builder. That’s a fairly well-known story now, but what is less well know is the frame builder that convinced Rob to start sculpting bike frames was Tim Delaney—and Tim is still in residence at Seven Cycles as the company’s master frame builder.

See Tim’s tools and techniques here: Tim Delaney’s Miller Dynasty 200 GTAW

Our Midweek Goods From The Peloton Service Course
All it takes is one good pair of bib shorts being ruined by a seat bag’s velcro, and we find ourselves searching for a better option.  Silca turned to Boa for the closure system on the Seat Roll Primio for a better way to hold tools on a ride.  When Boa trickles down off high end footwear the application sometimes seems suspect, but Silca’s design here is well thought out, and the Boa improves on the function compared to a typical seat bag/tool roll.

When it comes to direct drive smart trainers, the Wahoo Kickr has had its way with the industry, but much like we saw with power meters, the market has begun to get crowded.  This means only good news for the consumer, more innovation and improvements at competitive pricing.  To keep its edge, Wahoo released the new Kickr.  Wahoo knocked it out of the park the first go around so not a ton was needed, this is just some tweaks on the existing design and hardware.

It’s no secret, riding bicycles on the road has its inherent dangers. A lot of the potential danger comes from the interaction between bicycles and motor vehicles, so we are all ears when a product is released to try and make that interaction safer. Fabric’s FLR30 tail light makes clever use of an accelerometer to alert drivers when you slow or stop. Simply put, its a rear light that also behaves as a brake light.

Read more about these goods here: The Peloton Service Course Goods

We Got Cozy With Pearl Bib Tights
Whether you prefer leg warmers or bib tights, its hard to deny the warm cozy feeling from a perfectly fitting pair of bib tights.  Here at the Peloton Service Course winter testing grounds in the heart of the Midwest we can appreciate that warm cozy feeling on a dreary winter day.  Not any old bib tight fits the bill, it has to be a quality piece.  Pearl Izumi has been a mainstay in the industry when it comes to rounding out a wardrobe with quality pieces, the PRO Pursuit Bib Tight is no exception.

Read the full review: Pearl Izumi PRO Pursuit Bib Tight

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