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by Caley Fretz
February 6, 2018
In today’s Daily News Digest: Chris Froome will start season at Ruta del Sol; Cavendish primed for season start, is weighing up motorbike racing post-career; Beyond Belgium: A look at the internationalisation of cyclocross; Romain Bardet out of season opener with arm injury; Nairo Quintana’s calm start at Oro y Paz; Bikes of the Bunch: Conor McGregor’s FiftyOne; Cycling Australia’s new CEO; AfterShokz Trekz headphone review; Sprinters to clash in Dubai’s sands; Leprechauns storm (dance on) cyclocross worlds podium.
Many riders like to hit the road with earbuds in their ears. After all, while road riding can be fun, it can also sometimes be monotonous, and having music (or the CyclingTips podcast!) to accompany you can often make the time fly by. But traditional earbuds do a poor job of letting ambient sounds through, and even if you leave one ear open, you still can’t hear the world around you as well as you probably should.
The AfterShokz Trekz Air, on the other hand, uses a bone-conduction design that supposedly lets you can listen to music just as well as with standard earbuds, but without shutting out everything else. And you know what? They actually work. Rock on, Wayne!
Click the link to read James Huang’s review.