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April 3, 2020
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.
March 26, 2020
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.
March 13, 2020
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.
March 7, 2020
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.
February 26, 2020
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.
February 7, 2020
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.
January 19, 2020
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.
December 24, 2019
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.
December 13, 2019
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.
December 6, 2019
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.
November 19, 2019
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.
November 12, 2019
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.
November 5, 2019
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.
October 26, 2019
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.
October 20, 2019
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.
October 7, 2019
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.
September 25, 2019
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.
September 17, 2019
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.
September 10, 2019
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.
August 29, 2019
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.
August 9, 2019
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.
August 2, 2019
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.
July 18, 2019
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.
July 6, 2019
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.
June 30, 2019
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.
June 24, 2019
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.
June 17, 2019
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!
June 9, 2019
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!
May 31, 2019
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 19, 2019
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: PS, TE, or just BS? - Big 20% off sale, Garmin/Suunto/GoPro/etc Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review!
May 12, 2019
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! Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review!
May 4, 2019
Here's the roundup for the week: - New Garmin Forerunner 945/245/45 discussion - New Wahoo ROAM Cycling GPS: Does it miss the mark? - Garmin's new Female Health Tracking Features - Polar's updates and new watch - Suunto's platform updates - Xert iOS Product Release - Samsung Fold debacle, kinda like sports tech - IQ2 changes direction Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review!
April 27, 2019
Here's the roundup for the week: - Garmin's Edge 530 & 830 Deep-dive - New speed/cadence sensors with party tricks! - Canyon's new trainer ads violate own warranty statements - IQ2's 1st Kickstarter birthday - Peloton's music fiasco continues - What do people actually value on GPS bike computers? 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!
April 22, 2019
Here's the roundup for the week: - Sea Otter Tech Round-Up - Ray’s Visit to Zwift HQ - Our take on the Specialized Roubaix Demo ride - The Wattbike Atom X Smart Bike - Direct force vs Power Estimators Power Meters - Tracking escaping GOATS with a Garmin Watch! 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!
April 16, 2019
Here's the roundup for the week, complete with special guest Des from DesFit. Check out the rare video version of this podcast here: https://youtu.be/TdeiHw0Wk0s - Big changes from Garmin - Optical HR Sensor Shootout post - SRAM buys PowerTap - Wahoo’s new hardware…. Announced on April 11th - TrainerRoad outdoor workouts - AroFly (cheap power meter!) launch/re-launch on Kickstarter DesFit YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DesFit Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review!
April 6, 2019
This week we've got the podcast renamed (though, not yet with a fancy new podcast album cover). Plus, we take a look at the the new Road Grand Tours (now called RGT) Apple TV app and splintering of their app platform. We talk about Magene's direct drive trainer, and Ray's sports tech chat at a Barcelona business school. 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.
March 29, 2019
We dive into the not so secret backstory behind Polar's decision to add ANT+. Plus, Tacx kills off their user support forums?!? Peloton manages to get itself sued for $150 million.  What the heck is the deal with the Kinetic R1 trainer? Wll Zwift end up in Google Stadia? And Shane tries out the new Trek/Bontrager helmets. 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 revie
March 23, 2019
We dive into the not so secret backstory behind Polar's decision to add ANT+. Plus, Tacx kills off their user support forums?!? Peloton manages to get itself sued for $150 million.  What the heck is the deal with the Kinetic R1 trainer? Wll Zwift end up in Google Stadia? And Shane tries out the new Trek/Bontrager helmets. 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 revie
March 15, 2019
Yup folks - Ray is back, this time with Shane Miller of GPLama as we embark on a new podcast adventure. While the topics will be familiar, we've changed up the format a bit and going a bit deeper. Plus, we'll even change the name and podcast image once we get your suggestions, so feel free to hit us up on Twitter with all your suggestions. Check back weekly for new episodes! Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
March 10, 2019
Yup folks - Ray is back, this time with Shane Miller of GPLama as we embark on a new podcast adventure. While the topics will be familiar, we've changed up the format a bit and going a bit deeper. Plus, we'll even change the name and podcast image once we get your suggestions, so feel free to hit us up on Twitter with all your suggestions. Check back weekly for new episodes! Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama
July 8, 2017
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.
March 30, 2017
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.  
March 29, 2017
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.
March 6, 2017
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.
February 16, 2017
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.
February 9, 2017
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.
February 2, 2017
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.
December 2, 2016
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.
October 27, 2016
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.
October 18, 2016
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.
October 7, 2016
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.
September 29, 2016
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.
September 9, 2016
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.
August 26, 2016
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.
August 19, 2016
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.
August 14, 2016
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.
August 11, 2016
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.
July 9, 2016
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.
June 23, 2016
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.
June 1, 2016
In this episode, Ben and Ray discuss the new Elite trainers that were launched over the weekend. Then, they answer your 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.
May 24, 2016
In this episode, Ben and Ray answer lots of questions after a discussion about Ironman Texas and bad conditions for racing. 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.
May 16, 2016
New product announcements from Garmin and CycleOps, plus lots of amazing and terrible 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.
May 2, 2016
In this episode Ray answers hard hitting sports tech and other totally unrelated questions from a hotel room in Venice, Italy.  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.
April 22, 2016
This is ladies night, and the feeling's right. This is ladies night, oh what a night. In addition to answering questions from the ladies, Ray and Ben discuss Sea Otter and his visit to UCI headquarters.  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.
April 8, 2016
In this episode, Ray and Ben talk about the upcoming Sea Otter show in California before answering all kinds of interesting questions about sports technology and Donald Trump. 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.
April 3, 2016
In this episode, Ben and Ray answer 2 questions about Garmin and 2 questions about Scosche Rhythm HR monitors. They also discuss how NOT to die during your first sprint triathlon. Links: FREE SHIPPING on the website theracery.com and use coupon code HUSKYHOBBS for a 6% discount. Ebay store address: http://stores.ebay.com/theracery/. Like The Racery on facebook and follow @theracery on instagram. Ray's tips for your first triathlon. 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.
March 26, 2016
In this episode, Ray and Ben answer lots of questions about HR... and other topics.  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.
March 18, 2016
In this episode, Ben and Ray answer sports technology questions asked by British men. Links: FREE SHIPPING on the website theracery.com and use coupon code DCNERDMAKER for a 5% discount. Ebay store address: http://stores.ebay.com/theracery/. Like The Racery on facebook and follow @theracery on instagram. Ted Talk about astronaut heart rate. 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.
March 7, 2016
In this episode Ray calls in from the Canary Islands to discuss smart bike lights, the best choice for tracking fitness related to pilates, and questions about Garmin data. 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.  
February 18, 2016
In this episode Ben and Ray discuss the SRAM Red Etap, the new Power Pod wind based powermeter, Ray's trip to Mallorca and finally they answer all of your 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.  
February 12, 2016
In this episode Ben and Ray discuss the new addition to the DCR family, power meter price drops, the overwhelming response to the gingerbread man discussion and much, much 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.
February 4, 2016
Links: YouTube video link of Airdog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9J3q-mRTCE Amazon Link: http://dcra.in/AirdogSports Support this podcast: Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review. To hear more of Ben, subscribe to TRS Radio.
January 28, 2016
In this episode, Ben and Ray discuss the largest sports trade show in the world and we answer all of your sports tech questions about topics like ear buds, training partners and the Timex trainer. Links:  Ben's recording set-up. Jaybird X2’s: http://amzn.to/1SciuKW PowerBeats2 Wireless: http://amzn.to/1j8xkC7 Mpow Swift BT4.0 Headphones: http://amzn.to/1KGcNg1 ISPO General: http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2016/01/ispo2016-finis-kuai.html Support this podcast: Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review. In need of a trustworthy, no-nonsense, no-gimmick training plan at a very reasonable price? Click here.  To hear more of Ben, subscribe to TRS Radio.
January 20, 2016
In this episode Ray tells you where to look for the next round of product announcements, then they take lots of questions.  Links: Trainer App In-depth Guide 1907 Indian $10 Coin Support this podcast: Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review. In need of a trustworthy, no-nonsense, no-gimmick training plan at a very reasonable price? Click here.  To hear more of Ben, subscribe to TRS Radio.
January 14, 2016
In this episode Ray and Ben discuss FitBit, 360 degree action cams and then Ray answers all of your questions. Support this podcast: Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review. In need of a trustworthy, no-nonsense, no-gimmick training plan at a very reasonable price? Click here.  To hear more of Ben, subscribe to TRS Radio.
January 5, 2016
Ray joins us from Las Vegas where he is covering the annual Consumer Electronics Show. In this episode, Ben and Ray discuss product launches by Garmin, Polar and Under Armour before answering listener questions.  Support this podcast: In need of a trustworthy, no-nonsense, no-gimmick training plan at a very reasonable price? Click here.  Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews. To hear more of Ben, subscribe to TRS Radio. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
December 11, 2015
In this episode Ray and Ben discuss BLack Friday and Cyber Monday as well as the future of treadmills.  Support this podcast: In need of a trustworthy, no-nonsense, no-gimmick training plan at a very reasonable price? Click here.  Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews. To hear more of Ben, subscribe to TRS Radio. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
December 4, 2015
Support this podcast: In need of a trustworthy, no-nonsense, no-gimmick training plan at a very reasonable price? Click here.  Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews. To hear more of Ben, subscribe to TRS Radio. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
November 12, 2015
Topics include the ANT+ symposium, Ray's beard, his negative review of the Limits power meter, Black Friday, and a discussion around crowd-sourced projects in the sports tech space.  Support this podcast: In need of a trustworthy, no-nonsense, no-gimmick training plan at a very reasonable price? Click here.  Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews. To hear more of Ben, subscribe to TRS Radio. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
November 5, 2015
Don't quit your day job, unless you're Ray Maker. In this episode, Ray and Ben discuss his retirement from Microsoft. Will he expand the scope of his reviews? How will he fill his free time? Support this podcast: In need of a trustworthy, no-nonsense, no-gimmick training plan at a very reasonable price? Click here.  Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews. To hear more of Ben, subscribe to TRS Radio. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
October 30, 2015
In need of a trustworthy, no-nonsense, no-gimmick training plan at a very reasonable price? Click here. To hear more of Ben, subscribe to TRS Radio. Rate the DC Rainmaker Podcast on iTunes and leave a review. Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews and much, much more.
October 21, 2015
In need of a trustworthy, no-nonsense, no-gimmick training plan at a very reasonable price? Click here. To hear more of Ben, subscribe to TRS Radio. Rate the DC Rainmaker Podcast on iTunes and leave a review. Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews and much, much more.
October 14, 2015
In need of a trustworthy, no-nonsense, no-gimmick training plan at a very reasonable price? Click here. To hear more of Ben, subscribe to TRS Radio. Rate the DC Rainmaker Podcast on iTunes and leave a review. Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews and much, much more.
September 25, 2015
In this edition, Ben interviews The Girl at Interbike in Las Vegas.  To hear more of Ben, subscribe to TRS Radio. Rate the DC Rainmaker Podcast on iTunes and leave a review. Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews and much, much more.
September 18, 2015
In this edition, Ben and Ray hit Las Vegas for the Interbike trade show. First Ben and Ray chat about some big news and announcements and then Ben hits the tradeshow floor to bother the vendors.  Subscribe to TRS Radio. Rate the DC Rainmaker Podcast on iTunes and leave a review. Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews and much, much more.
September 4, 2015
Links: Tapirik App Ray's Review of Bike Fit/Measurement Apps Book: Power of Habit Subscribe to TRS Radio. Rate the DC Rainmaker Podcast on iTunes and leave a review. Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews and much, much more.
August 21, 2015
Check out Aeroweenie.com. Find out if your TT position is Aeroweenie approved in this thread.  Subscribe to TRS Radio. Rate the DC Rainmaker Podcast on iTunes and leave a review. Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews and much, much more.
August 13, 2015
If you are in the US or Canada, you can get a free pair of xx2i sunglasses by filling out a brief 2 minute survey. Pay for only shipping and processing. Click here to take the survey. Links: Nike Story Ray talked about. Article about Bahrain 13 Endurance. Subscribe to TRS Radio. Rate the DC Rainmaker Podcast on iTunes and leave a review. Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews and much, much more.
August 7, 2015
If you are in the US or Canada, you can get a free pair of xx2i sunglasses by filling out a brief survey. Pay for only shipping and processing. Click here to take the survey. Note: when I recorded the intro, I was under the impression that this was a style of Rudy Project sunglasses. In fact, it is a separate brand distributed by Rudy.  Subscribe to TRS Radio. Rate the DC Rainmaker Podcast on iTunes and leave a review. Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews and much, much more.
July 30, 2015
In this episode Ben and Ray discuss the Tour de France, whether or not Chris Froome is racing clean and Ray's Croatian sailing trip. Then, Ray answers a few listener questions. Links: Strava Plugin: http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/02/stravaplus-extension-plugin.html Giveaway Extravaganza: http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/07/in-just-7-days-2.html Power Meter detail: http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/07/power-meters-pro-cycling.html Subscribe to TRS Radio. Rate the DC Rainmaker Podcast on iTunes and leave a review. Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews and much, much more.  
July 23, 2015
First Ray helps an emailer figure out how to record and store a 90 hour bike ride with his GoPro. Then Ray and Ben discuss the Iron Cowboy and they answer all of your questions. Subscribe to TRS Radio. Rate the DC Rainmaker Podcast on iTunes and leave a review. Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews and much, much more.  
July 17, 2015
In this episode Ray details the new GoPro small camera and the fact that the Garmin VIRB is shipping. Then they answer random questions about sports tech.  To contibute your thoughts on the new DCR Podcast Drinking game click here. Subscribe to TRS Radio to hear more of Ben. This week an interview with Olympian and World Champion, Andy Potts. Rate the DC Rainmaker Podcast on iTunes and leave a review. Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews and much, much more.  
July 9, 2015
Left only power meters, wearable tech clothing, Gordon Gecko phones, Stryde power meter, athlete tracking to stop drafting in triathlon and baby monitors. Power Meter Primer Subscribe to TRS Radio to hear more of Ben. This week an interview with Ironman World Champion, ITU World Champion and Ironman 70.3 World Champion, Leanda Cave. Rate the DC Rainmaker Podcast on iTunes and leave a review. Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews and much, much more.
July 1, 2015
A big show with lots to discuss. Kickr and Garmin with big product launches before the Tour De France gets started.  In this episode we discussed: Garmin Varia bike radar and light Garmin and Strava Wahoo Kickr Snap Subscribe to TRS Radio to hear more of Ben, including the interview with Challenge CEO, Zibi Szlufcik. Rate the DC Rainmaker Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.
June 26, 2015
In this episode Ray and Ben discuss the new Garmin Cycling Computer, Strava versus Training Peaks and whether or not Ray is a con artist.    Links: Ray Holycross Power Meter Primer Subscribe to TRS Radio to hear more of Ben. Rate the DC Rainmaker Podcast on iTunes and leave a review. Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews and much, much more.    
June 18, 2015
Ray and Ben discuss the sale of Recon Jet to Intel and whether or not Ray is an early or late adopter. Other topics include Periscope, the FitBit IPO, and power meters under $400. Links: Brain Training for Endurance Athletes Doping in Triathlon Subscribe to TRS Radio to hear more of Ben. Rate the DC Rainmaker Podcast on iTunes and leave a review. Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews and much, much more.  
June 12, 2015
Ray joins us slightly hungover after attending a flash-mob style white party in Paris the night before. Nevertheless, he answered all of your questions with precision and grace. Links:  Trainer apps.  The app Ray was forgetting was RideWithGPS. Subscribe to TRS Radio to hear more of Ben. Rate the DC Rainmaker Podcast on iTunes and leave a review. Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews and much, much more.  
June 4, 2015
Ray joins us from high in the Alps at a Polar product launch for their new cycling computer that will compete with the Garmin Edge 500. We also discussed new GoPro products, SRAM wireless shifting, activity trackers and much more. Links:  TRS Radio Handheld Gimbal for GoPro. Automatic Shifting system. Automatic lap for Garmin.
May 28, 2015
Topics for this episode include Ben ruining the show, Android versus Garmin Connect IQ, rollers versus cycling trainers, pricing of power meters, and more. Plus, will Apple put Garmin out of the watch business?   Links:  Chris "Macca" McCormack on TRS Radio Dave Mirra on TRS Radio Dave Mirra Roller Video Omelet on Rollers Wahoo BlueSC V2 Drone Fireworks on Lake DCR Cave
May 21, 2015
In this episode Ray breaks down the waterproofing of the Apple watch, Garmin and optical heartrate monitoring, and ANT+ versus Bluetooth smart. Then Ray and Ben share their opinion about getting started with running and triathlon for beginners.   Ray also discusses how he likes living in Paris and if he’ll be there forever (his family in the US will definitely want to hear this answer).  Check out the live coverage of Ironman Texas that Ray referenced. Subscribe to TRS Radio to hear more of Ben. Rate the DC Rainmaker Podcast on iTunes and leave a review. Visit Ray's website for in-depth product reviews and much, much more. 
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