Friday File, August 28, 2015

When we’re not busy building PRECISION power meters and other products, we’re out there pushing our own personal limits too. PRECISION product manager, Emma is racing the Ironman World Championships in Austria this Sunday and we wish her the best of luck.

Sometimes the limits we all push aren’t physical, but psychological. Those of you who ride mountain bikes know that often the limits are all in your head. Here is a brief video clip of Karel from our support team pushing his comfort zone down the local test-piece Razor’s Edge. We’ve added live metrics to the video, so you can see Karel’s heart rate on the left, and his speed and PRECISION power data on the right. As you’d expect, while he’s climbing his heart rate continues to rise and he has to maintain sufficiently high power output to get over the obstacles. The real challenge on Razor’s Edge is the downhill, where his speed goes up. On technical descents, balance and concentration prevent his heart rate from going too low. Gravity is all that’s needed for propulsion and the last thing he wants to do is go faster, so power output is usually zero.

Summer around here is starting to dwindle so enjoy your ride whether road, cross or mountain, and let us know how we can help you push your own limits.

Razor’s Edge, Bow Valley Mountain Biking from 4iiii Innovations on Vimeo.