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I have spotted a number of TdF, incl. Vino and Wiggins wearing a wristband type watch. Anyone know what they are?

Link if you have one?

They are similar to the Breo Roam that Wiggle sell but not the same.

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Super Domestique [1596 posts] 5 years ago
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Turns out they are not a watch but a wristband:
www.powerbalance.com

I thought a watch in that style might have been a good idea for riding in.

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jova54 [644 posts] 5 years ago
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Ah.

Cycling snake oil.  3

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Super Domestique [1596 posts] 5 years ago
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jova54 wrote:

Ah.

Cycling snake oil.  3

Exactly. I'll stick to a watch  3

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renko [40 posts] 5 years ago
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oh dear.

Explains a lot  37

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timlennon [209 posts] 5 years ago
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If homeopaths and scientologists created a cycling team, it would be mandatory to wear one of these, I reckon. What hilarious quackery.

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Martin Thomas [376 posts] 5 years ago
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Ooh you cynics. What could be more sensible than optimizing the body’s natural energy flow using similar concepts to those behind many Eastern philosophies? After all the hologram in Power Balance is designed to resonate with and respond to the natural energy field of the body...

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handlebarcam [543 posts] 5 years ago
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"Cycling snake oil" - is that what Saxo Bank use to lubricate their chains?

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vorsprung [277 posts] 5 years ago
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If you want some snake oil then use some of the stuff mentioned in my "Dopeage" article here

I can't imagine how a printed hologram is supposed to resonate with the bodies energy fields. Maybe it just looks pretty

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Super Domestique [1596 posts] 5 years ago
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I originally thought the watch face had a counterbalance on the opposite side of the band to stop it swinging round and round. Why I did not guess it was energy balancing holograms I really don't know!!  7

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James Warrener [1080 posts] 5 years ago
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I wear a Trion-Z... if that helps.

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DaveP [412 posts] 5 years ago
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Wooow! Trion-z?

Bet you don't use Speedplay pedals.. You'd end up with our hands attached to your feet!  26

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jova54 [644 posts] 5 years ago
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I have to confess that I have watched the videos to see how effective the band is.

After doing the exercise without the band, the dummy, sorry subject, is given the band but you don't see the exercise repeated with the band.

Obviously the USA don't have such a thing as the Advertisng Standards Authority.

As renko commented, could explain why Brad is not doing so well this year.