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SRM PowerControl 8 Pre-orders Available Soon

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Pre-orders are almost shipping. Watch for product testing soon. Click here to order.
SRM has remained faithful to the PC8, which provides a device that is consistently focused on the needs of athletes and waives gimmicks. In addition to the known values such as power, heart rate, speed, etc. – the Training Peaks metrics such TSS® (Training Stress Score®), NP® (Normalized Power®) and IF® (Intensity Factor®) are stored and displayed.
Of course, the PC8 also has GPS and light sensor backlight, which can be turned off in order to prolong battery life (10-45 hours).
The memory capacity is about 4,000 hours of training. A built-in motion sensor turns the PC8 on automatically.
The freely configurable display has increased, so the PC8 has grown slightly. The shell is made of anodized aluminum, which is available in three different colors: red, black and titanium and can be personalized.
The charging and data transfer works via magnetic plug.

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Power Perspective – Solvang Double Century

Bikeage believes in the value of good data: Performance Intelligence. Here’s a comparison of 3 Double Centuries recorded with SRM True Training Precision. What’s the value of a good PowerMeter? The value is many years of data, comparable like apples to apples. 4 different SRM PowerMeters were used in the making of this story. Each one’s calibration was confirmed with the same masses, at home. The value is no dropped data or missing files. No auto-stops or pressing start buttons.
3 Doubles
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2014 Solvang Double Century

It was an interesting coincidence that the Solvang Double Century was organized for March 22, second last day of the Bikeage Base Camp. Could a snow-bound Canadian cyclist earn enough fitness to manage a respectable double century in March? The plans were made and a group of seven formed to have a go. Only 4 riders finally arrived in the Santa Ynez Valley, but with a well-laid plan and extra support from artist chef Nichole, the stage was set for the attempt.
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Bikeage Base Camp ’14

March 15-23, Solvang (CA) 4 cyclists, 1 chef aim to do it right in Solvang.
After 4 cold Alberta months with no rideable weather or roads, it was time to break the cycle and claim some road miles. Added incentive was the Solvang Double Century on March 22. Was it possible to get enough fitness to ride 200 miles after a winter training indoors plus one week of outside riding? Bikeage (Jason) decides to try, and Gordie, Peter, and cp enroll to support the cause.
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June 27 – Highwood Triangle is On

Minimalist theme this year – solo again, minimal notice, minimal supplies, but maximum preparation. I’m headed clockwise this year through Longview – the wind looks favorable on that front.

Update – wrong call on the wind. Ride aborted at km 107 in the wind and rain. Boy it was fast coming home. Overall 212km. 7:20 riding. 8 hrs total. 4741 kJ.

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SRM Telemetry here
Read the report after the break (coming soon).

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