Wheelsmfg FIX-BOLT-1 for Shimano Dura Ace 9000

Sometimes small details on your road bike make a big difference. The Wheelsmfg FIX-BOLT-1 replaces the black plastic crank arm fixing bolt for Shimano Dura Ace 9000 with a grey anodized  6061 aluminium version. The Wheels Manufacturing crank fixing bolt is compatible with other Shimano HollowTech II crank-sets as well. In this article I will briefly look at the design and compare it with the original Shimano crank fixing bolt. … [Read more...]

Wahoo Tickr X review – Heart Rate Monitor with Motion Analytics

The Wahoo Tickr X is a heart rate sensor that was used by team Sky in the recent Tour de France 2016 stages (in the Pyrenees, the  jerseys are wide open). The Tickr X is Wahoo's flagship heart rate monitor featuring dual band ANT+ and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless capabilities. The build-in memory can record up to 16 hours of training. The Wahoo Tickr X can be connected to almost every iPhone or Android smartphone, but also a wide range of tablets and ANT+ enabled devices like for example cycling … [Read more...]

Pioneer Pedaling Monitor System review

A Pioneer Pedaling Monitor System is my newest cycling gadget for the 2016 season. I've purchased a Pioneer Dura Ace 9000 Single Leg Power Meter model SGY-PM910HL and combined it with the Pioneer SGX-CA500 cycle computer. This Pioneer Pedaling Monitor System provides rich measurement of force and force-direction every 30 degrees (12 times per revolution) and calculates the HDpower metrics like pedaling efficiency. I can upgrade to a dual leg power meter system at a later point in time to match … [Read more...]

C-Bear Bottom Bracket for BB86/BB92

C-Bear is the official sponsor of the Lotto Soudal cycling Team since 2009, providing riders like Andre Greipel and Thomas De Gendt with ceramic bottom brackets and -derailleur pulleys. If a C-Bear bottom bracket is good enough to withstand the Gorilla's power peaks during sprints, than it is certainly good enough for me. … [Read more...]

Business Analyst and Enterprise Architect – Cats and dogs ?

The Dutch Chapter of IIBA organized a knowledge session titled: "Business Analyst and Enterprise Architects - Cats and Dogs?" on 21st of June  2016. During this session Marlies van Steenbergen, principal consultant enterprise architecture at Sogeti and one of the founders of DYA, presented the Enterprise Architect perspective. Bert Noorman is an experienced Management Consultant and Enterprise Engineer, specialized in Process Management and Business Analysis, presented the Business Analyst … [Read more...]

inCharge Cable review – microUSB or Lightning ?

In this article I will share my thoughts on the inCharge cable, which is available with microUSB connector or Lightning connector to charge Apple devices. inCharge also offers a version with USB Type-C connector and can be ordered from here. The inCharge cable is developped by Lorenzo and Carlo Edoardo Ferraris, and the product is initially crowdfunded via Indiegogo ! … [Read more...]

Curiosity Profile Assessment – Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business Review published the Curiosity Profile Assessment a little while ago. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, a professor of Business Psychology at University College London, states that curiosity is a vital quality for "people who ask smart questions, explore new ideas and solutions, and are eager to grow". … [Read more...]

Specialized Tube Spool Flat Repair Kit

The Tube Spool from Specialized is a helpful accessory for cyclist who don't like a saddle bag or for cyclist who keep their "rain-bag" organized. The Specialized Tube Spool is basically a clever holder for a 16 grams CO2 cartridge, a CO2 valve head, a Specialized SWAT tire lever and a spare road inner tube with a valve length of up to 80mm. … [Read more...]