Author Archives: Andy Saiden

I have to admit I was greatly disappointed when I first picked up the first power meter by Shimano as it had Bluetooth however was only enabled for firmware updates. This meant I had to go through the hassle of using an external ANT+ dongle on my computer whenever I was doing my workouts on TrainerRoad or Zwift. This also meant I was unable to use the mobile apps for my power meter, as I am huge fan of TrainerRoad and their mobile app as I have been subscribing to their training programs for months now. Well to to my surprise as I updated my Shimano Dura-Ace FC R9100-P Power Meter Hollowtech II Crankset (yes the name is a mouthful) to the latest firmware 4.1.7 I found that it now broadcasts on Bluetooth® LE (Formerly known as Bluetooth Smart). This is fantastic for me and I do reckon for everyone…

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I guess it goes without saying that Thailand will always hold a special place among travellers to South East Asia, ask any European who has travelled to The Far East and they will almost certainly tell you that Thailand is a beautiful and special place to visit. It is often described as the gateway to Asia for westerners and for Asians it is the home of Tom Yam. Now Thailand has a lot to offer, however I will keep it short this time around and focus on Railay Beach located in Krabi one of the Southern provinces of Thailand which is much closer to the boarders of Malaysia than it is to the capital city of Bangkok.  Krabi is famous for being the gateway to a handful of famous tourist destinations such Phi Phi, Koh Lanta and Maya Bay. Krabi Airport is probably as close as you will get to…

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SwiftCarbon HYPERVOX the biased review Before you read any further I would love to tell you that this review was under no circumstances biased and that my constructive opinions where not affected by my emotions towards this frameset. However that would a lie, as after more than 10,000 km in the saddle with this frameset it has grown deeply on me, It has become a part of my routine, my daily life. But I promise to give the truth and do my very best to not be as biased as possible. I now struggle on how to actually begin this review,  my approach should be different and let tell you from a riders perspective. Not a professional rider, nor as a bike magazine reviewer but as a weekend warrior,  a guy who has a day job, a family and simply loves to ride his bike and on occasions even hit…

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Weh Island Indonesia

Intro Perhaps one of my favourite islands to visit is Weh Island or in Bahasa Indonesia “Pulau Weh” it is located at the northernmost tip of Sumatra and is the northernmost point  of the Indonesian archipelago. This islands has not failed to amaze me with it’s coral reefs that houses a large variety of fish species and offer some of the most spectacular experiences underwater. As of recent years, Weh Islands has become very accessible to tourist with daily flights by AirAsia flying  in from Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta. Getting from the airport to the jetty will only take you around 30 minutes and the fast ferry over to Weh Island is only 45 minutes. Diving in Pulau Weh is also considered very cheap if compared to places such Bali ,Komodo or Raja Ampat.   The main reason that people come to Weh Island (Pulau Weh) is to enjoy the…

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Fulcrum Racing Zero Review

Campagnolo the famous Italian component manufacturer has made it’s mark in history many times over. From innovating the modern rear derailleur to building satellite chassises for NASA in the 60s. There is little doubt to the quality and reliability that comes with the brand. Fulcrum was establish in the early 2000’s under the wings of Campagnolo in order to expand it’s in house manufactured wheelset as they wanted to shift away from the tense rivalry in the groupset market between themselves and Shimano. Fulcrum todays has an extensive range of wheels ranging from MTB, cyclocross, Road and even Time Trail specific wheelsets. The Fulcrum Racing Zero is definitely a wheelset that comes with a reputation, they are the gold standard of alloy wheels. Built with the idea to transmit energy down to the asphalt without wasting any energy in the process. The wheels comes with ceramic bearings which are indeed ultra…

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