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iwaters




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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Davem wrote:
iwaters wrote:
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jibberjim wrote:
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That's to be expected from the 935. It's got a stated battery life of more than 24hrs hasnt it?


I'm not sure i ever looked it up but am surprised there is such a difference between models.


There is, the fenix 5/935 battery is huge, lasts ages.


Bought a Fenix 5 - battery is pretty good - lasted for my 12:40 IM Smile and was still good for a few days after just working as a watch!!


What do you think of the Fenix 5? I really like the look of it but its eye-wateringly expensive.


I paid 385 for the Fenix 5 off Amazon - I thought that was a good price? Just looked at 935's which appear to be more?

(Fenix 5's are now 349 on Amazon)


Oh it was the 5s Plus I was looking at. 550 Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stenard wrote:
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That said, I'm going to retire from Ironman, the day I can't finish one within the battery life of a 735XT. Life goals Very Happy

That's a strong statement. Given my real world testing has shown the 24hr battery life of a 920xt actually results in 14hrs, the same drop off in the 735 battery life would require you to break 8hrs10!

EDIT - that is with the watch being 2yrs old, so a new 735 would get a bit more. But Whisk and others have implied it's not even up to 12hrs, so with a bit of age, that will quickly fall below 10 Razz


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JaRok2300




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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just noticed the 735XT Tri Bundle is back in stock at Wiggle for 230 but it's only the green one.....hmmmmm!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wondering if anybody has managed to use Zwift on an Amazon fire HD tablet? The HD8 for 49.99 is a bit of a bargain if it does, though not sure if it can
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Tacx Neo 2 is coming out and its really no different to the first one, well L / R pedal mechanics but not worth buying again. I recon there'll be some deals popping up on the original soon. Its a great piece of kit.

Wiggle and Sigma have already discounted as part of their early black friday deals to c870. I'm tempted.

I'd decided to buy it. And then just before hitting the purchase button, during on final search this morning, stumbled on the fact it's incompatible with some TT bikes with rear brakes down by the BB - and in particular Scott Plasma's. On their compatibility chart, only the Scott Plasma 20 is listed (as incompatible), but I infer that also means the Plasma 3 Premium.

I have directly asked the question, but it looks like back to the drawing board. Mad

EDIT - confirmed not suitable Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looking for new road bike in sale

the most for my buck & spec

2k max spends
size medium
shimano
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One bike that may not come immediately to mind is the B'Twin bikes from Decathlon, the B'TWIN ULTRA 920 CF CARBON available with Shimano or Capag groupset looks very nice, and is getting some excellent reviews. Light weight (7.2kg) and decent wheels, which is unusual for sub 2000 bikes

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/ultra-920-cf-carbon-road-bike-ultegra-id_8389556.html

or this one
https://www.decathlon.co.uk/ultra-920-cf-carbon-road-bike-ultegra-id_8402810.html
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just pulled the pin on the 735 Tri Bundle from Wiggle. Still no black ones but 220 (with the 10 discount) is 100 better than anywhere else I could find.

I've got a solution for the battery life for IM too. I'll plant a tree and count the rings when/if I finish Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Race Entry Discounts

Castle Events 205 and 20 off with BLACKTRIDAY18

London Triathlon - 99 entry
Blenheim Tri - 99 with code BLACKTRIDAY10

Human Race - BLACKTRI10

I signed up to Woburn today, hope it's a good race.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jgav wrote:
Race Entry Discounts

Castle Events 205 and 20 off with BLACKTRIDAY18

London Triathlon - 99 entry
Blenheim Tri - 99 with code BLACKTRIDAY10

Human Race - BLACKTRI10

I signed up to Woburn today, hope it's a good race.


the swim at Woburn is a bit grubby...the course is pretty but busy...a great park to train in though....
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JaRok2300 wrote:
Just pulled the pin on the 735 Tri Bundle from Wiggle. Still no black ones but 220 (with the 10 discount) is 100 better than anywhere else I could find.

I've got a solution for the battery life for IM too. I'll plant a tree and count the rings when/if I finish Sad


What swayed it over thr suunto ambit 3 for 125?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good price on Garmin Vector 3s at Cycle Republic

https://www.cyclerepublic.com/garmin-vector-3-power-pedals.html

Having just bought a Neo and 935, the missus will have kittens if I pull the trigger.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What swayed it over thr suunto ambit 3 for 125?[/quote]

I'm pretty happy with Garmin Connect and have some other devices so ideally wanted to stay on the same platform for uploads etc.


I'm not all that familiar with the Ambit 3 but I don't think it has optical heart rate or Ant+. Whilst I'll probably carry on using a heart rate strap for training I like having the optical option day to day and I'd also have to possibly replace or upgrade other items like my powertap, speed cadence sensors etc
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ended up getting an Archimedes II in Medium.
Size chart seems to fit my current weight and target weight is roughly there (72kg)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poet. wrote:
Ended up getting an Archimedes II in Medium.
Size chart seems to fit my current weight and target weight is roughly there (72kg)


I will be (genuinely) interested to hear how long it lasts you before it looks like a sieve; handle with care Very Happy
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