Oakley Radar Pace – Review

18 Nov
The new Oakley Radar Pace with virtual coach.
The new Oakley Radar Pace with virtual coach.

I tested out the Oakley Radar Pace on a 10 mile cycle ride the other day. They are really cool! The Prizm lenses are superb. The fit and comfort feel great on your face. I enjoyed the updates from the virtual coach, and I think the technology is only going to get better. My average speed was 15 mph on my ride and higher so I did notice more wind noises in my ears with the headphones than just wearing my regular Oakley Radar glasses. A few times I couldn’t get the coach to hear me while riding, but overall experience they are very¬†impressive. So the question is will I wear them when I cycle? It’ll vary depending on the ride to be honest. I will switch between my custom Oakley Radar EV’s and the Radar Pace when training and not riding with anyone. The tech is exciting and I look forward to future improvements. The glasses are great if you’re active and love to train. I highly recommend them. Checkout the official page on Oakley’s website.

2016 Trek Emonda S 4

01 Nov

Trek Emonda S 4

I took a couple of my Trek bikes in for service and the nice folks let me go test a demo 2016 Emonda S 4 road bike. This is a great bike, smooth and fast gearing, and looks great. The seat was firmer than on my FX (I’m a newbie) but the overall feel and speed was really nice. This is the next step bike from my 2014 FX. The weather here in Florida is great for biking right now. The gearing is all in the handlebars and you have 3 different positions to hold onto the bars. The brakes felt good but I just rode on flat roads around the shop. The steering is very precise compared to my FX and the position and balancing are very different compared to the FX. This bike just wants to go, and is really smooth. The bike is $1499 and they are on sale for $1299. I reckon you check it out.