• The new global standard in power meters

    We are delighted to introduce to the Uk Market Pioneer’s all-new single crank power meter, targeted at recreational cyclists who want to improve their performance, and want to accurately gauge their progress.
    Apart from being renowned for its high end audio, car audio and Sat Nav products Pioneer is now a well-established name among professional cyclists, thanks to its partnerships with Giant-Alpecin, Lotto Nl-Jumbo and Raboliv.  Topline riders benefitting from this system include John Degenkolb, Marian Vos, Robert Gesink & Tom Dumoulin.
    The extensive real-world feedback of these Pro riders and their team coaches has been used to further enhance the performance and reliability of Pioneer’s power meters, during many thousands of race kilometers.

    Their new single crank power meter uses the very same hardware found in the dual legged powermeter used by these riders. It will work with any Ant+ headunit such as Garmin. The dual leg power meters and Pioneer’s headunits, which display real time pedalling efficiency, are also available through us here at i-ride.

    The dual sided system when combined with Pioneer’s own headunit gives more information than any other power meter on the market – if a rider is already producing good numbers the Pioneer System is the only meter that will show accurately where further improvements can be made.

    Check out the full range of Pioneer products here

  • The third and final Grand Tour of the season kicks off tomorrow (Saturday 22nd August) from Puerto Banus (Spain) and has attracted a great start list with the majority of the big names from the Tour de France taking part.

    Most notibly absent will be last years winner Alberto Contador, who's Tinkoff-Saxo team use Prologo saddles, is missing from the top-five riders in the Tour de France but given the Spaniard raced the Giro d’Italia in May he can be forgiven for his absence.

    The race will begin with a 7.4 km team time trial, but it will once again be outlined by its uphill finishes, nine this year, which will serve as an important test for the climbers. 

    Movistar and Tour de France second place Nairo Quintana is thus one of the popular favourites with his strengths being in the mountains. His teammate Alejandro Valverde is alongside Quintana as one of the favourites after his third place finish at the Tour. Quintana and his movistar team are equip with the Catlike Mixino helmet. Check out the Movistar Team edition Mixino here.

    Northwave will be used in two teams at this years Vuelta; Lampre-Merida and Colombia-Coldeportes, and a total of 26 riders, all equip with the Extreme Tech Plus footware, check them out here!

    The 2015 course crosses through Andalucía, Murcia and Valencia before transferring north to Andorra for its first rest day. It then skips around northern Spain, with a long flat individual time trial on stage 17 that could prove pivotal, and finish with a circuit race in the country’s capital of Madrid.