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SRM at Trek World 2013

08. August 2013 - 4 years, 3 months and 11 days ago

This year SRM will have an all new presence at Trek World in Madison, WI as Trek unveils their latest and greatest bikes, paint schemes, components, and accessories to retail partners from around the world. The SRM Training System is now included in the Trek Project One custom bike build program and will be the exclusive power measurement option offered to cyclists as they customize, personalize, and sensationalize their dream bike. For 2013 Project One includes the Trek Madone, Speed Concept, and Domane models all of which may be ordered with the SRM Training System providing race proven dependability and seamless drive train integration. The SRM Campagnolo, SRAM, and Shimano 9000 Compatible PowerMeters are available with customizable sizes and colors in proper Project One style. (see product details below) 

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Le Tour de France Stage 20

07. August 2013 - 4 years, 3 months and 12 days ago

Stage 20 of the Tour de France was 125 kilometers with over 3,200 meters of climbing. The course, ridden by l'Etape du Tour amateurs the week before, began on the shores of Lake Annecy and finished atop the HC climb, Annecy-Semnoz. Movistar Team's top young rider, Nairo Quintana, took the stage win ahead of Froome and Rodriguez. He claimed the polka-dot jersey and moved into second place overall. Riding with Movistar Team and Quintana was Vuelta a España winner and famous all-rounder, Alejandro Valverde. Below is the Spanish professional's SRM race file illustrating the demands of Stage 20. 

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Dirk Bockel Wins Challenge Roth

07. August 2013 - 4 years, 3 months and 12 days ago

SRM Triathlete, Dirk Bockel, won the 12th edition of Challenge Roth, the European Long-Distance Championship on July 14th, 2013. Inspired by record crowds and perfect race conditions Bockel completed the 3.8 kilometer swim, 180 kilometer bike, and the final 42 kilometer marathon run in 7:52:01. “This was a dream coming true for sure,” said Bockel. “I’ve been doing triathlon for 24 years now and I would never have imagined I could do this time – believing is such a big part of this sport, as well as putting in the work. I had my fastest ever swim, fastest bike and fastest run. I’m not known for my run, but I got a PB, a new national record. To cut it short, it’s a dream come true." 

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SRM Grand Prize at Ötztaler Radmarathon

07. August 2013 - 4 years, 3 months and 12 days ago

The winner of this year’s Ötztaler Radmarathon will receive a prize donated by SRM. The road race has a 30 year history and is considered one of the hardest races in the German-speaking region. Last year 20,000 athletes applied to receive one of 4,000 available entries. This year, SRM will not only donate the prize for first place in the Ötztaler Radmarathon, SRM will also have a booth at the Sattelfest (Saddle Fest), an exhibition that is all about the bike race. The Saddle Fest will take place August 23-24 in Sölden. Representatives from SRM Germany will be onsite to introduce product and answer questions. An SRM IndoorTrainer will be part of the display, and there will be a number of fun power-based games with prizes. The race itself will take place on August 25. The course provides 5,508 meters of climbing over 227 kilometers. The last ascent to Timmelsjoch is 28.7 kilometers long with 1,759 meters of climbing.  

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SRM Indoor Trainer in Space Simulation Training

07. August 2013 - 4 years, 3 months and 12 days ago

Scientists from Bielefeld University’s Research Institute for Cognition and Robotics (CoR-Lab) were studying how intelligent assistance systems can help astronauts to keep fit – both physically and mentally. However, tests were not limited to humans, the robots were subjects as well. The scientists were testing both their suitability and their durability. The experiment ended on Saturday (April 27). The experiments are conducted under the supervision of Professor Dr. Franz Kummert and Professor Dr. Britta Wrede. The eight test subjects spent 18 days living closely together in a sealed off area of the Institute of Aerospace Medicine at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) in Cologne. ‘Their living conditions were almost as cramped as those in a Space Shuttle,’ said Kummert. Distraction was provided by two robots, Flobi and Nao.  

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