Video Shorts: Garmin’s new €2,500 watches, Rapha cycling movies

Posted on: March 13th, 2019

Garmin watches: They’ve been designed for athletes and one of them is specifically geared for cyclists. But if you have to ask you can’t afford it. These don’t come cheap.


Garmin ‘s new watches

Best known to us cyclist’s for its data devices that aid training and racing, Garmin has come up with a new range of watches for athletes.

There’s five watches in the range, with the MARQ Athlete best-suited for cyclists. It costs €1,500 but some of the others are up to €2,500.

The MARQ Athlete includes a ClimbPro ascent planner. It gives real-time data on the climb you’re on and those you’re approaching. That includes distance, elevation gain and gradient.

If you’re anything like us at stickybottle, it will scare the bejaysus out of you in advance, long before you can actually see or feel the climbs you’re riding.

You can panic early and have a worry in advance!


Rapha & EF Education mini movies

When Rapha teamed up with EF Education First in the off season, one of its stated aims was to generate content with the team; that means short films for publication online.

Rapha and the team are hoping to appeal to fans through trying new forms of racing as well as the usual WorldTour pro team calendar.

And that means riding events such as fixie crits and gravel races. The content is also supposed to be a self-generated unique look at the team, rather than depending on traditional media for exposure.

The film below, shot at Strade-Bianche, is one of the first efforts; have a look and see what you think.


Chasing Kona mini documentary

Rob Cummins is well know in the triathlon and cycling communities in Ireland. He’s an Ironman athlete and also owns the Wheelworx store.

Cummins is a former chain smoker turned endurance athlete and has competed at the worlds in Kona twice.

He’s chasing his third qualification for the Kona and The42 has made this short documentary on his story so far.