It’s time, clipless pedals on the 2016 Trek Emonda S4

26 Jan

The time has arrived to finally step up my riding game. After putting more than 90 miles on my 2016 Trek Emonda S 4 it’s time to get the clipless pedals and shoes. The bike has been great to ride, quick, nimble, responsive a huge¬†upgrade from my 2014 Trex FX 7.3 hybrid bike as my beginner bike. I went with the Keo Classic 2 clipless pedals and Shimano R17 shoes.

Comments after a couple rides:
A huge improvement on riding and laying power down on the bike. Although I will need to modify the mounts it is a noticeable improvement in riding. It takes awhile to overcome the fear of having your feet fixed on the pedals but your riding will become much more efficient and smooth.

Clipless Pedals
Shimano R17 Cycle Shoes

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.