Watches - the one many of TdF riders are wearing

by Super Domestique   July 19, 2010  

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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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.

posted by Super Domestique [1506 posts]
19th July 2010 - 13:11

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Ah.

Cycling snake oil. Wink

Did Nightrider 2013 for Parkinson's UK, doing it again this year just for the fun of it and to raise more money.

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posted by jova54 [525 posts]
20th July 2010 - 8:02

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jova54 wrote:
Ah.

Cycling snake oil. Wink

Exactly. I'll stick to a watch Wink

posted by Super Domestique [1506 posts]
20th July 2010 - 9:48

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oh dear.

Explains a lot Yawn

posted by renko [43 posts]
20th July 2010 - 9:59

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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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posted by timlennon [226 posts]
20th July 2010 - 12:18

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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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posted by Martin Thomas [562 posts]
20th July 2010 - 12:46

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"Cycling snake oil" - is that what Saxo Bank use to lubricate their chains?

posted by handlebarcam [527 posts]
20th July 2010 - 12:50

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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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posted by vorsprung [265 posts]
20th July 2010 - 13:05

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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!! Confused

posted by Super Domestique [1506 posts]
20th July 2010 - 13:32

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I wear a Trion-Z... if that helps.

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posted by jimmythecuckoo [1185 posts]
20th July 2010 - 15:10

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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! Nerd

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posted by DaveP [467 posts]
20th July 2010 - 16:29

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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.

Did Nightrider 2013 for Parkinson's UK, doing it again this year just for the fun of it and to raise more money.

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posted by jova54 [525 posts]
20th July 2010 - 18:27

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