Author Archives: Ray Maker

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Eurobike Sports Tech Snippets Part 1: Cateye, Fly6, Elite Trainers, Wahoo, Canyon

There’s a lot of new tech this year on the floor of Eurobike, more so than I’ve seen in years past.  On Thursday alone I spent 12 hours in meetings with these companies.  And that didn’t even touch all the coolness … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

While I was technically home this weekend for about 40 hours, it somehow seemed like only about 8 hours.  Nonetheless, here’s how I spent those 40 hours. 1) Made my way back from Eurobike First order of the business for … Read More Here

The Massive Eurobike Power Meter News Roundup: Quarq, Stages, SRM, PowerBeat, Ciclo, Verve Infocrank, Xpedo

For some power meter companies here at Eurobike I put together full posts if they had a number of new major products, or if they had some sort of significant news.  These included: Garmin: New model, announcement of Cycling Dynamics … Read More Here

BKOOL: Their new trainer, new training platform, and a few other updates

Over the past 2 years, Spanish trainer company BKOOL has broken into the resistance controlled trainer market with a lower priced offering that is undercutting some of the mid-range to the edge of the higher end trainers in the market … Read More Here

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Power2Max introduces Type S mountain bike power meter, additional road bike models

Here at Eurobike Power2Max has announced a number of new power meters, targeting two different markets.  The first is bringing the Type S lineup to the mountain bike market, while a the same time expanding out their road bike market. Power2Max … Read More Here

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Tacx shows off new suite of trainers, new accessories, updates on software apps

Over the last few weeks Tacx has trickled out details on their trainers for the upcoming season.  The overall theme of which is dual ANT+/Bluetooth Smart compatibility, as well as expanded app operating system compatibility and integration.  I’ll start by … Read More Here

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Polar announces new Keo Power systems, and V800/V650 power meter update plans, and more!

Today at Eurobike Polar announced and showed off a slew of power meter specific features and products – all of which are scheduled to hit the market in the next 60 days.  Here’s the run down. New Bluetooth Smart Keo … Read More Here

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PowerTap gives sneak peek at new product development, and other updates from the company

Last year at Eurobike, PowerTap had on display a bit of a historical timeline of the company’s past products.  15 years worth of power meter products on display, a nod to the company’s long line of various developments that hit retail … Read More Here

K-Edge shows off new combo Garmin/GoPro mount, new Pioneer mount, also new more aerodynamic Garmin mount

Today at Eurobike K-Edge had on hand a number of their just announced mounts, the most interesting being a new combo mount adapter that holds both your GoPro (or other action cam), as well as your Garmin bike computer.  Beyond … Read More Here

Garmin announces Vector S: $899 power meter, also announces Cycling Dynamics

Today, at the start of the outdoor portion of Eurobike, Garmin has made two cycling specific announcements.  The first is unveiling the Vector S power meter, while the second is announcing upcoming ‘Cycling Dynamics’ metrics that will be applicable to … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

My weekend was effectively the weekend that wasn’t really a weekend.  Here, let me explain. 1) Flew down to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia First up was a really early flight that had me up and getting ready to go to the … Read More Here

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A Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) Runaround

After my meetings finished on Sunday, a run was in order.  Now ideally I would have done said run at 6AM on Sunday, well before my meetings.  But when my alarm went off there was lot of snooze button pushing and … Read More Here

Heads up: Garmin Fenix2 on sale to $299, VIRB/VIRB Elite down to $229/$299

Hope everyone is preparing for a good weekend ahead (or, for you in Australia and the Middle East, already having a good weekend)! Just a super-quick heads up that Garmin has temporarily dropped the price on two different products for … Read More Here

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A precise interval workout in the forest

I’m often asked how I find my training routes while travelling.  I’ve discussed that a bit in the past in terms of how I research places to run/bike/swim.  But sometimes it’s not so much finding a place, as it is … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Sadly, the summer is slowly winding down here in Paris – but, nonetheless we’re taking advantage of every moment we can! 1) A Friday Night Run With The Girl After we wrapped up a bunch of initial work, The Girl … Read More Here

Week in Review–August 17th, 2014

The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I’ve written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting – generally endurance sports related. I’ve often wondered … Read More Here

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An Apeldoorn (Netherlands) Runaround

Once again this week I had to actually look at a map to figure out where on earth I was being sent for work.  The last time was when I went to Xi’an, China.  Sometimes I’ve heard of the city … Read More Here

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Behind the Scenes at Wahoo Fitness HQ

Last week on the way to Outdoor Retailer I made a slight diversion to stop by the ‘world headquarters’ of Wahoo Fitness.  They’re based in Atlanta, GA – just a bit outside of the downtown area in a relatively quiet … Read More Here

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5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Ok, with all my Outdoor Retailer related posts out the door, here’s what I’ve been up to otherwise. 1) Flew back home from Salt Lake City Friday I made my way back from Salt Lake City, where I had spent … Read More Here

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Swimming, cycling and running my way though Salt Lake City

While I was out in Salt Lake City last week I certainly wasn’t confined to a convention center full of tents and activity trackers.  Nope, I got out and saw the world.  Or…at least a little snippet of it.  Here’s … Read More Here

Outdoor Retailer 2014 Odds and Ends Roundup

It’s been a busy week at Outdoor Retailer (Summer edition), albeit slightly less frenzied for me than something like Eurobike or Interbike.  That’s mostly because there’s just less swim/bike/run-focus at Outdoor Retailer for me to track down, and instead far … Read More Here

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Hands-on with Epson’s new Pulsesense optical heart rate activity trackers

While no doubt everyone associates Epson with printers, the company was at Outdoor Retailer and there was clearly no printer in sight.  Instead the team of very fit looking engineers was demonstrating the first two fitness devices they’re bringing to … Read More Here

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Mio shows off new Mio Velo and Mio Fuse optical heart rate units

This week at Outdoor Retailer, Mio has quietly unveiled two new units based on their Mio Link product.  The first unit, the Mio Fuse, adds in both a display as well as a 24×7 activity monitoring.  While the second unit, … Read More Here

Knog releases new Qudos dual GoPro and bike light system

Well known bike light maker Knog was demonstrating their newest bike light at Outdoor Retailer this week – the Qudos.  This new light is relevant around these parts as it combines onto a single mount both a bike light and … Read More Here

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A chat with the CEO of Watteam and their new $499 power meter: PowerBeat

Earlier this morning a relatively unknown company – Watteam – came out of the woodwork and announced an upcoming power meter – PowerBeat.  While announcements of power meters this time of year aren’t unheard of, what is causing some ripples … Read More Here