The FIT File with DC Rainmaker and GPLAMA

DC Rainmaker & GPLAMA

This revamped DC Rainmaker Podcast (interim working title) takes a weekly look at all the latest sports technology news, with hosts Ray Maker of DC Rainmaker, and Shane Miller of GPLAMA. We'll dive into all the latest in endurance sports from cycling to running, swimming to general fitness - and even the odd action camera or drone. All with deta

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Perhaps the busiest week of the year to date for sports tech announcements, which is kinda crazy. Here's what we chatted about! - Ironman VR with Rouvy: Virtual Ironman Race for Pros - TrainerRoad Group Workouts - Trainer Hardware Availability - Zwift Clubs: Are we there yet? - Yet again more new Strava Features - 4iiii Lowers Prices For Power Meters - Suunto’s adds TrainingPeaks Metrics - COROS adds Bluetooth Smart HR Broadcasting - Fitbit Charge 4 Announced: Did they get it right? Full list of deals: Http://www.dcrainmaker.com/deals --- And on social, you'll find us at: Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Apr 3

50 min

We've locked ourselves in our best padded rooms to bring you this week's episode of the FIT File Podcast, from two people as socially distance as you can possibly be! - Huge spike in people riding indoors - Is hardware getting hard to find? - Behind the scenes on sports tech availability - Strava's new intelligent route planning - What the heck is SRAM AXS Web? - Going back to indoor trainer basics - Zwift Layoffs, what does it really mean? - DCR 2020 Trainer App Guide! - Plus mindless chit-chat Full list of deals: Http://www.dcrainmaker.com/deals --- And on social, you'll find us at: Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Mar 26

61 min

Here's what's new in this episode of the FIT File: - Sea Otter is off...then on...then conflicts?- Pro teams migrate to indoor trainer apps - What could TrainerRoad do to partner with teams this season? - And perhaps SufferFets too? - Strava's "What's Old is New Again" 2020 campaign continues - Wahoo drops price on BOLT - Then Wahoo drops a new BOLT! - Is there actually ebike integration demand? - Garmin drops price on Edge 1030/130/Varia Radar. - GoPro Hero 8 charging door test! Full list of deals: Http://www.dcrainmaker.com/deals --- And on social, you'll find us at: Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Mar 13

41 min

It's 101 Dalmatians time! Err...Episode 101. Here's what's new in the world of sports tech: - Strava App Updates… higher frequency! - Saris MP1 Reviews from DCR & Lama - Oreka Review - Continued Coronavirus fall-out on sports tech/events - Ray’s new mountain bike - Whoop testing update --- And on social, you'll find us at: Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Mar 7

46 min

Episode 100 baby!!! With sports tech warming up, we resume our mostly-weekly uploads as we march towards spring. Or, err...fall for Lama. Here's what we dive into this episode: - Coronavirus impact on sports tech - Favero gets on social media? - PRICE HIKES for sports tech! - Pioneer Exits the Power Meter Business - Wait, and a price drop! - Peloton bricks competitors bikes - The Suunto 7 Review (and a sad story) - Tacx/Garmin NEO Warranty Fiasco - Strava’s continued new features (!?!) --- And on social, you'll find us at: Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Feb 26

52 min

This was a special live studio audience recording of the FIT File podcast from the Tour Down Under at the Rapha pop-up shop. Guests include Wahoo lead developer Murray Hughes, sport scientist Neal Henderson, and a boatload of audience questions. Note the video version is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxUeUJVH1Kw 0:00 – Bikes, Beer, and Tech Explainer 1:50 – Introductions 5:40 – The impact of less accurate power meters in the pro peloton/athletes 15:30 – To Murray: What was the most difficult Wahoo product feature to develop that you thought would be easy? 19:50 – What has surprised us in the last 12 months in sports tech? 26:00 – Do pros and elite athletes use indoor training apps/devices the same way as consumers? 28:00 – Why can’t we just plug our trainers into WiFi? 31:35 – To Wahoo: What’s Wahoo’s power meter plans for Speedplay (since acquisition)? 32:25 – To Neal: As an elite coach, what do his athletes screw up the most? 34:14 – What do we expect with Zwift’s entrance into trainer hardware? 37:35 – Is reliance of tech taking away from riding a bike? 41:30 – To Neal: What does he see with mental health in the pro peloton/elite competitors, and coping with pressures? --- And on social, you'll find us at: Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Feb 7

46 min

Here's what we covered on this weeks special episode of the FIT File: Team NTT's crazy data-driven analytics and coaching platform Leomo sensor solution for proper bike fit Chatter about kangaroos, koalas, snakes, and other Australian things. Watch this episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnTcHkv1EQE And on social, you'll find us at: Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Jan 19

23 min

Here's what we covered on this weeks episode of the FIT File: Zwift’s Crit City Course  DJI Mavic Mini (DCR & Lama Experiences) RGT comes out of beta! Rouvy’s Tour de Suisse partnership, and our ideas on how to make it super cool. Wahoo KICKR Bike Update: Bike profiles & Di2 Synchro Shift GoPro Light Mod goes live (and new magnetic nipple clamp swiveling mount) LVL The First Wearable Hydration Monitor refunds Kickstarter backers. Merry Christmas all! 1) Support Ray via Best Tech Deals Post: https://dcra.in/TechDeals  2) Support Shane via YouTube Membership: https://www.youtube.com/user/gplama/ And on social, you'll find us at: Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Dec 2019

48 min

Here's what we covered on this weeks episode of the FIT File: - Skydio 2 Review Behind the Scenes Chat - Stages Dash Gets ANT+ Radar - KICKR Bike Review & Chit-Chat - Tacx Training App New Release - Zwift Crit City...Maybe? - Rapha's expensive indoor clothes - Favero gravel bike SPD hack! - And yes, Peloton. Oh Peloton. Show links: 1) Support Ray via Best Tech Deals Post: https://dcra.in/TechDeals  2) Support Shane via YouTube Membership: https://www.youtube.com/user/gplama/ And on social, you'll find us at: Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Dec 2019

42 min

Here's what we covered on this weeks episode of the FIT File: - Corporate acquisitions - Wearables and watches recap - Power meters - a bust? - Indoor trainers - Cycling GPS units and accessories - A huge pile of awesome Q&A questions - Our most impressive tech of 2019 Show links: 1) Support Ray via Best Tech Deals Post: https://dcra.in/TechDeals  2) Support Shane via YouTube Membership: https://www.youtube.com/user/gplama/ And on social, you'll find us at: Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Dec 2019

53 min

Here's what we covered on this weeks episode of the FIT File: - Recap of the Best Sports Tech deals - Relive Relived! Wahoo Integration, is it a restart? - The Elite Zumo Smart Trainer Review - Do trainers need to simulate 25% gradients!?! - Things that LAMA puts in his mouth - GoPro releases earnings. Are they turning a corner? - DJI Mavic Mini: Who got their first flight first? - The best Garmin watch charger...for $10! Plus all sorts of other fun chatter along the way, as always! Show links: 1) Support Ray via Best Tech Deals Post: https://dcra.in/TechDeals  2) Support Shane via YouTube Membership: https://www.youtube.com/user/gplama/ And on social, you'll find us at: Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Nov 2019

56 min

Here's what we covered on this weeks episode of the FIT File: - BKool ditches hardware - Strava's CEO departure - Zwift plans new hardware division - Peloton acquires their Taiwanese hardware manufacturer - Canyon Updates their Indoor Trainer Policy - PowerTap G4 Chit-Chat - Garmin Pace Pro goes to FR945/FR245 - Ray’s Tacx NEO 2T Full Review Plus all sorts of other fun chatter along the way, as always! Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration! Huge shout-out to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House back in July! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/ Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog  Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Nov 2019

61 min

Here's what we covered on this weeks episode of the FIT File: - VirtuGo goes under - DCR Smart Bike Shootout Post Discussion - Google buys Fitbit - Suunto features firmware update - DJI Mavic Mini: Lama's first drone?!? - IQ2 $25 power meter advert...or not? - Strava mapping change (thumbnails): Does it matter? Plus all sorts of other fun chatter along the way. Regrettably, this was recorded about two hours prior to Strava's CEO announcing his departure, and before Bkool sold off their hardware business. Always more for next week! Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration! Huge shout-out to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House back in July! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/ Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog  Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Nov 2019

63 min

Here's what we covered on this weeks episode of the FIT File: - Elite's new 'Upgrado' App: Firmware upgrades with Italian flare - GoPro Max: Do you get Max or the Hero 8? An explainer - Leomo Type-S: Full Android 'Sports Performance Computer' - Hammerhead Karoo gets ANT+/Varia Radar Connectivity! - Garmin Edge 530/830/1030 to inReach and a bunch of other updates - Bowflex bike: A Peloton competitor that works on Zwift?!? (https://www.bowflex.com/bikes/) - The 2019-2020 Trainer Recommendation Guide: So much to discuss! Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration! Huge shout-out to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House back in July! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/ Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog  Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Oct 2019

80 min

Here's what we covered on this weeks meandering episode of the FIT File: - Hiding unreleased devices in the wild! - DCR Open House 2019 Registration Opens - The return of the Strava App news… removing sensor support - Lama's Neo Bike Unboxing: Creating snowglobes - Kona Power Meter Counts - historical Reference: https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2017/10/insights-ironman-championships.html - New Kinomap Platform Updates - Garmin Swim 2 Released/Announced - Polar Vantage V & M Firmware Updates to add Ignite features - Zone5 Sports Cloud Platform - Yet More Peloton lawsuits - https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2019-10-08/peloton-sues-cycling-rival-echelon P.S. - Sorry for the audio issues on the original publish/upload, teaches me (Ray) to upload the podcast before the morning coffee. Thanks for listening...again! Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration! Huge shout-out to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House back in July! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/ Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog  Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Oct 2019

67 min

October has arrived on the sports tech scene full of turbulence, here's what was on tap this week: - The entertaining stories of our smart bike deliveries - Wahoo acquires Speedplay Pedals, what does it mean? - Ray costs Shane more Money: GoPro Hero 8 released - Skydio 2 drone announced: Yet more financial distress for Shane? - InsideRide KICKR E-Flex Accessory Announced - Zwift Mountain Bike Steering released to public - The Zwift/British Cycling Cheating Fiasco -- Part 1: Technical explainer -- Part 2: Admission & Penalties -- Part 3: Debunking excuses -- Part 4: Punishment worthy of the crime? Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration! Huge shout-out to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House back in July! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/ Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog  Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Oct 2019

62 min

We're hot into the September release festivus, with everything from new wearables to potentially game changing sales of companies. Plus lots of funny stories along the way (for realz this time). - Tacx NEO Bike Review - The Great Wahoo Bike Race - Apple Watch Series 5 Initial Testing - COROS Vertix Firmware Update & COROS APEX Pro - Wahoo / TrainerRoad Workout Sync - Wahoo Chickens and Lamas in Radar Update - Assioma MTB pedal hack - It actually works! - Data security on Strava - why is there a gap? - Strava actually announces a new feature...kinda. - Fitbit's for sale, this has big implications. Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration! Huge shout-out to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House back in July! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/ Check back weekly for new episodes! Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplamaRay's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Sep 2019

72 min

Here's your complete late Summer 2019 watch launch recap. We dive into the key features of each new product - as well as who exactly these companies are targeting, plus, the winners and losers. Here's the full lineup (in order we discuss them): Garmin Fenix 6 Series  Garmin Vivoactive 4 Series Garmin Venu Garmin Connected GPS Feature for Vivomove 3, Vivostyle, Vivosmart 4 Apple Watch 5 Apple Watch Series 3 Price Drop Fitbit Versa 2 Sigma Watches id.TRI id.FREE And a few others that we got distracted on as well... Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration! Huge shout-out to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House back in July! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/ Check back weekly for new episodes! Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplamaRay's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Sep 2019

59 min

Here's your complete Eurobike 2019 sports tech recap. We dive into all the new tech found at the show this year, and our thoughts on everything. Here's the full lineup (in order we discuss them): Smart Trainers: Tacx (Neo2T) Elite (DiretoX, Tuo, Suito) Wahoo (none. But new firmware!) Saris (H3, Rocker, Desk) 4iiii - Fliiiiiiiiiiiiight  Kinetic - R1 (not new) Jetblack - Volt and EMS Smart Bikes: Tacx Elite's Price Reduction Stages Wahoo SRM TrueKinetix VeloPro Other Tech/Power Meters: SRM MTB pedals Rotor INspider power meter Zwift steering  Steering devices Rouvy Apple TV Kinomap's new layouts Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration! Huge shout-out to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House back in July! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/ Check back weekly for new episodes! Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplamaRay's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Sep 2019

61 min

It may be quiet now, but next week is Eurobike and things are already hitting the hopper! Here's the full topic list: - Zwift Hacking at DefCon: Is it a real concern? - InsideRide Rollers Review and Discussion - How to listen to PodCasts on Garmin wearables? (Listener question) - Garmin launches Amazon Music - Wahoo adds Varia Radar support (and Ray's x-rated bike filming setup) Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration! Huge shout-out to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House back in July! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/ Check back weekly for new episodes! Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplamaRay's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Aug 2019

37 min

It may be quiet now, but things are starting to brew in both the Lama Lab & DCR Cave. Enjoy the calm before the storm as we dive into a slew of topics. Here's the full topic list: - Philips sues both Garmin and Fitbit - Kinetic R1 Smart Trainer - Ready for prime time? - MARQ Review - Worth $1,500? - Zwift quietly releases dinosaurs...putting it to the test! - Equinox Bike Announcement...and then it all went to @#$#. - How to load maps on your Garmin devices for free - InPeak Power Meter - Handling feedback to make a better product Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration! Huge shout-out to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House back in July! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/ Check back weekly for new episodes! Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplamaRay's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Aug 2019

68 min

After a week or two of recovery from a crazy early July of travel around the global (and TdF watching) for both DCR & Lama, we're back in action! Here's the full topic list: - TrainerRoad price increases - twice in under 12 months. - Zwift also increases their price - Favero Assioma Firmware Update: Cycling Dynamics Implemented - The Elite Suito: Trainer to beat for 2019? - LIMITS power meters are back baby!!! - Visit to Giant in Taiwan / Their MY20 Power Meter Preview / CADEX line - Gear I Use Discussion - Body Battery Metrics vs Sleep Deprivation - Peloton sunsetting their older bikes. Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration! Huge shoutout to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/ Check back weekly for new episodes! Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplamaRay's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Des's Twitter: https://twitter.com/getdesfit Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Aug 2019

52 min

We're back from the Tour de France & Giro Rosa complete with plenty of sports tech tidbits, recorded in front of a complete studio audience at the DCR Open House. Enjoy all sorts of fun! Here's the full topic list: - Wahoo acquiring Sufferfest - Suffolligans? Walandirans? What this all means. - Strava vs Relive - What the in the API is going on? And why is Spongebob Squarepants involved? - Tour Tech - From the Tour de France and Giro Rosa - Trainers / Power Meters / Head Units - Questions / Q&A from our live audience. Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration! Huge shoutout to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration. They not only supported this episode, but also the entire DCR Cave Summer Open House! You can get 15% off your order using coupon code FITFILE at https://www.precisionhydration.com/ Check back weekly for new episodes! Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplamaRay's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Des's Twitter: https://twitter.com/getdesfit Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Jul 2019

66 min

Sorry for Ray's clipped audio. We were just too excited being all in the same room we didn't triple check it. My bad (My = Ray). On the bright side, we packed a ton of stuff in there this week with lots of good discussion: - The Rivet: A Zwift competitor? Or too soon? - FulGaz and Trainer App Price Bumps - Shimano Based Dual Sided Power Meter Failures - Edge 530/830 firmware updates & recommendations - Unboxing Forerunner 945 to paying for lunch with Garmin Pay timed test - Apple Beddit 3.5 new beta features! - Swimming with the Tekrapod, what's it for? - Tour de France starts this weekend - We’re off to the Tour! - Questions for DCR Even House Check back weekly for new episodes! Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplamaRay's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Des's Twitter: https://twitter.com/getdesfit Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Jul 2019

67 min

There was a lot of air this week. Here's all the filler: - Zwift Time Trial Mode, and Group Ride Fence updates - FulGaz: New Training features & ERG mode - Garmin GPS Chipset Rabbit Hole - IQ^2 Never Ending Updates - Polar Ignite GPS Watch - Lama Lab tests of the Crown Rollers - BKool AIR Testing Tidbits - New Stryd Running Power Meter Wind Tunnel Testing - Some fun behind the scenes tidbits Check back weekly for new episodes! Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplamaRay's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Jun 2019

52 min

Here's what you'll get to enjoy this week: - Shady advertisers on the internet re-using our content - The Absolute One Cycling Computer - Kickstarter: Bad rap deserved? - Shimano Di2 Wireless Module Bluetooth Update - Wahoo KICKR CORE Firmware Update, any good? - Wahoo ELMENT ROAM Updates - Garmin Extended Display Mode, what is it? - BKool Air Smart Trainer First Ride (finally!) - Crown Rollers First Ride - Power Meter Rabbit Holes That Go Deep - Beer Stockage Levels at the DCR Cave Check back weekly for new episodes! Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplamaRay's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

Jun 2019

46 min

Here's what's on tap this week: - Feedback from the Garmin Issues post - Stages releases new Dash units - First ride! - IQ2 Update (of course!) - TrainerRoad launches planned workout sync for Garmin - DCR Summer Open Cave Event - That time we crashed our bikes hard (or got hit by a car) - Do emergency crash detection beacons work? Check back weekly for new episodes! Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review!

Jun 2019

47 min

Here's what's on tap this week: - Garmin Live Event Sharing Feature- Giant Power Pro power meter - TrainerRoad new Desktop App beta - Sufferfest SUF Coaching - Customized training plans - VirtuGO haunts us with Virtual Ghosts to train with!- Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM updates - Turn by turn navigation for Strava routes!- Garmin Edge Varia radar tone selection… the beep is back! - Ray’s Garmin Watch Swim fail in triathlon- A Rant on General Garmin stability/buginess- Apple WatchOS 6 Preview Check back weekly for new episodes! Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review!

Jun 2019

52 min

Hey folks, sorry for the delay this week, we were waiting on something to go live that we had talked about, and finally it did. Enjoy! - Wahoo halts ROAM shipments till July - Zwift ToS Update v2 - Suunto 5 Watch Preview - F-16 puts a halt to SIDI orders in the US - GranFondo New York Strava stats overview - Both the WattBike ATOM and Kinetic R1 Trainer lands in Australia this week - SRAM bump the PowerTap G3 hub to US$499 - ‘Esports bibs’.... Really? - Lost not Found - 4iiii’s Chipolo theft tracking Check back weekly for new episodes! Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review!

May 2019

47 min

Here's the roundup: - Garmin Forums - Down for a week of housekeeping..and hopefully back? - The new DJI OSMO Action (cam) - The COROS Vertix Watch … a Fenix Wannabe? - Details of Ray’s FirstBeat Keynote - Zwift Android quietly out of beta.... kind of. - Pedalling Metrics: Pedal Smoothness & Torque Effectiveness. PS, TE, or just BS? - Big 20% off sale and various other Garmin/Suunto/GoPro/etc Check back weekly for new episodes! Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review!

May 2019

56 min

Here's the roundup for the week: - STAC Performance acquired by 4iiii - Bryton 450 Cycling GPS review discussion - Giant's new crash replacement policy - FulGaz releases Android and iOS apps, what's next? - Zwift's Giro d'Italia Stage 1 course - a success? - Zwift's Terms of Service Controversial Update - Tile vs Chipolo Lost Tracker Test Results! Check back weekly for new episodes! Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review!

May 2019

45 min

Ben and Ray catch up after a long spring break. They discussed tiny drones, a new trainer, bike computers and they even answered a question from the audience.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.

Jul 2017

31 min

This is a replay of Ray's recent Facebook Live session.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review. Check out the new Ben Hobbs Podcast here or get it on iTunes.  

Mar 2017

93 min

In this episode, Ray and Ben get right to the listener questions. Among other things, they talked about training software, the Fenix 5, alleged artificial intelligence and the actual future of sports tech.  Links: Check out the new Ben Hobbs Podcast here or get it on iTunes. Sam Harris Ted Talk on AI. Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.

Mar 2017

65 min

In this episode, Ray and Ben discuss the death of Computrainer, Mobile World Congress and why it makes sense to fly to Barcelona just to use the pool. Then they answered questions ranging from 1 week to 4 months in age.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.

Mar 2017

36 min

In this episode, Ray and Ben discuss his Apple Watch review, his new Analyzer software and they answer listener questions related to a stolen heart rate strap, power meter selection and more.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.

Feb 2017

44 min

In this episode, Ray and Ben continue to catch up on past listener questions that accumulated over the break.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.

Feb 2017

33 min

In this episode Ray and Ben catch up after a long break. Ray talks about spending time in Australia, the CES show, ISIS using drones, motor doping and more. They wrapped up with listener questions. Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.

Feb 2017

33 min

In this episode, Ray talks about the best holiday deals, great deals still available and other news from November. They also touched on the GoPro drone recall before answering listener questions.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.

Dec 2016

35 min

In this episode Ray and Ben discuss the collapse of Brim Brothers, the annual DCR open house in Paris and a disastrous triathlon watch launch by Suunto. Then they answered a couple of listener questions.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.

Oct 2016

36 min

In this episode Ben and Ray discuss the ANT+ Symposium, trainers and drones. Then they answered questions from the audience. They finished up with a thought provoking conversation about motor doping, if Ray thinks pro cyclists have been cheating, and how motors could be used to improve cycling in certain scenarios.  Interested in learning more about becoming a member of TRS Racing? Click here. Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.

Oct 2016

36 min

In this episode, Ben and Ray take questions from Canadiens ONLY!! But first, they talked about drones and other cool stuff. Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.

Oct 2016

30 min

In this episode, Ray talks about his trip to Interbike where an amazing number of product launches DID NOT take place. Ray will tell you everything you need to know about trainers, so that you can make your final fall purchase decision. They also answered a few listener questions.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.

Sep 2016

32 min

In this episode, Ray talks about his RV trip to Eurobike where an amazing number of product launches took place. Ray will tell you everything you need to know about trainers, power meters, bike washing, head units and more. They also took time to discuss the new Apple watch before answering just one question.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.

Sep 2016

35 min

In this episode Ray fills us in on the new $1500 Garmin fashion GPS watch, a new trainer from Cyclops, a swim tracker from Hong Kong and a new Stryd running power meter. Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.

Aug 2016

36 min

In this episode, Ray talks to Ben from an outdoor cafe in Ibiza. Because of some excess wind, we had to do some significant noise reduction in post-production and it sounds a bit wonky. We apologize. Nevertheless, it's a great episode that hits all the major notes: Garmin, Strava, drugs, etc. There may or may not be some youtube karaoke.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.

Aug 2016

35 min

After a month long hiatus, Ray and Ben explain why they've been absent before answering all of your sports tech questions.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.

Aug 2016

34 min

Here’s a unique Facebook Live Q&A with DCR, covering a million and one questions.  View the video here: https://www.facebook.com/dcrainmaker/videos/1306175926067111/ Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.

Aug 2016

105 min

In this episode, Ben and Ray discuss the birth of his daughter, some less important sports tech stuff and then they answer all of your terrible sports technology questions.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.

Jul 2016

35 min

In this episode, Ben and Ray discuss the new totally silent Stac trainer. Then, they answer all of your fascinating sports technology questions.  Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.

Jun 2016

33 min

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