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Saddle Thing in Peloton

Old 07-04-15, 12:34 PM
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Saddle Thing in Peloton

I've noticed a thing coming out the back of the saddles in the pro peloton, lately.
There's a flat piece and a cylindrical piece.
Anyone know what it is?



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Old 07-04-15, 12:36 PM
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Probably:

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More likely a camera. But if you post a pic we can give a better answer.
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Poop or those scrotums they put on trucks.
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Watch stage 1 of The Tour and you'll see them.
I was thinking it was some kind of sensor, or something.


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this? Big data comes to the Tour de France | Cyclingnews.com
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
More likely a camera. But if you post a pic we can give a better answer.
I thought it might be a mount for a GoPro, but I looked at the mounts on their sight and it doesn't look like that.


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That's it. Thanks!
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Those are cameras. Some riders have front cameras and others have rear cameras.
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Live GPS tracking and analysis for all riders

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As you linked, they're GPS devices.

Headline:
Live GPS tracking and analysis for all riders, plus GoPro cameras on certain bikes
Beginning:
For the first time in Tour de France history, all riders racing in this year's event have GPS transponders on their bikes, with the live data streaming to Tour organisers thanks to technology group Dimension Data.Each rider has a transponder mounted to his saddle rails. This will be used by every rider for every stage of the Tour.

The data collected from this will include:
  • the stage winner’s top speed, average speed and time per kilometre
  • the fastest riders up key climbs
  • the speed of the winner at the finish line
  • the top speed achieved by a rider on the day
  • average speed across all riders
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I'd love to see HR and power data as I watch.
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I'd love to see HR and power data as I watch.
I think this might have been done before or there were talks of doing it before, but teams don't necessarily want that information to be public.
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heard about this on today's broadcast.
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