April 28, 2017
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Buzzbike, a new cycle scheme set up to offer free bikes to members, powered by brands, has raised 410,000 on Crowdcube for 28.08 per cent equity. The tech-driven cycle scheme for London will see Buzzbike members offered high quality singlespeed bikes made by the inventors of the iconic Mini. Riders do not pay for anything but gain 24/7 use of the bike along with accessories, insurance and servicing. Buzzbike co-founder Tom Hares, said: “We’re delighted to have raised over 400,000. We can’t wait to see the first bikes hit the road this autumn.”
Lighter, stiffer and more durable than its predecessor, there is a lot to like about the R1B carbon-fibre outsole to maintain high levels of stiffness, vital for efficient power transfer. Two Boa dials help lock your feet in and do a very good job of it. Microadjustment is possible and it’s easy to get them off quickly thanks to a quickrelease function. At a claimed 227g for a size 42.5, they are relatively lightweight compared to similarly priced rivals. A neutral footbed also means that these should suit most, if not all, foot shapes. One thing to keep an eye out for is sizing. The size 42s we had on test were a little on the large side, so it would be a good idea to try before you buy to get the perfect fit that such a big spend deserves.
The CycleOps 400 Pro Indoor Cycle is the most technologically advanced model they make. What differentiates it from the not-unimpressive 300 Pro model is that it uses CycleOps’ Controlled Resistance Technology. This allows the 400 Pro’s Joule 3.0 computer to conduct saved workouts for you, where the resistance has been programmed in ahead of time. You can remove the Joule 3.0 and use it on your road bike to record your favorite training loop. Have an early season race with a monster hill? Recon the course, download and edit the data, then upload back to the Joule. Ride it over and over to become familiar with the rhythm of the climb. You’ll also be able to create a ride from scratch, controlling target power outputs, slopes up or down and gearing.It comes with the Joule 3.0 cycling computer as standard equipment. The Joule, in combination with the built-in PowerTap power meter in the rear flywheel, will allow you to track a variety of information as you ride – Power in watts and w/kg and see your current, average, and max. Power zone, average power zone, and max power zone. Peak power for 5 sec, 5 min, and 20 min. WKO+ metrics: training stress score, normalized power, and intensity factor. Work measured in kilojoules, kilojoules per hour and calories. Cadence: current, average, and max. Heart rate: current, average, and max. Speed: current, average, and max. Climbing: current grade, current altitude, and total ascent. VAM: vertical ascent, current altitude, and total ascent. Ride: time, distance, and time of day. You can save a good number of rides on the Joule 3.0 CPU before downloading them to your computer, depending on ride time, of course. We’ve saved up to 20 rides, and it accepts a Micro SD card to expand the storage capacity.The Joule 3.0 uses ANT+ technology to communicate wirelessly with the PowerTap hub and the included heart rate strap. If you choose to use the Joule 3.