Author Archives: DC Rainmaker

GoPro Hero4 Session In-Depth Review

It’s been about almost three months since GoPro announced their Hero4 Session action cam.  The unit made headlines due to its small size compared to existing GoPro units.  Yet this past Monday, they made the logical decision to drop the price … Read More Here


Interbike Power Meter Tidbits Roundup: Pioneer, Xpedo, WatTeam, PowerTap

As seems to be more and more the trend, the majority of power meter news came from Eurobike this year – with only smaller tidbits coming out of Interbike this year.  Things such as pricing changes and slight model adjustments.  … Read More Here

The New TomTom Spark: First Runs & Impressions

Earlier yesterday I had the opportunity to test out the new TomTom Spark GPS watch.  This unit is unique in that it includes not only a new optical HR sensor, but also adds in music playback via Bluetooth headphones.  Further, … Read More Here

LOOK’s new dual ANT+/BLE Power Meter Pedals: A bit more information

Back at Eurobike, LOOK quietly showed off their new dual ANT+ and BLE pedals, which effectively upstage long-time partner Polar in what used to be a dual venture between the two companies. These new pedals are physically similar to the ones that … Read More Here

Hands on with the Dyno Velo power meter

At Interbike this past week a startup company was showing off a new entrant into the crank spindle power meter world.  The Dyno Velo power meter is currently planned to hit production next year, for a target price of $399.  … Read More Here


Kinomap rolls out new Strava-focused app, Intervals app, and Tacx Trainer Bluetooth Smart support

Kinomap, one of the more popular trainer apps out there has expanded their platform with two new apps, one focused on Strava, and the other for Intervals.  In addition, they’re going to become the first 3rd party app to roll-out … Read More Here


CompuTrainer to add WiFi controller, ANT+ & Bluetooth Smart support

RacerMate, the maker of the CompuTrainer, is preparing to release a new controller that includes support for WiFi, ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart.  They had the head unit (controller) on hand within their booth this year at Interbike, and were able … Read More Here

TrainerRoad shows off new desktop app, plus Android plans

Today at Interbike TrainerRoad demo’d their upcoming desktop app refresh.  The goal of the app update, aside from looking prettier, is to lay a better foundation for new features going forward.  And to a large degree to just make finding … Read More Here

BSX Announces BSXinsight 2.0: Adds Muscle Oxygenation, KICKR Control, and More

Today BSX announced the second iteration of their lactate threshold focused product with their Gen2 unit.  You’ll remember that BSX started on Kickstarter about 18 months ago, and then started shipping their first generation product this past winter.  The Insight … Read More Here

Stages drops prices, down to $529US

Two weeks ago Stages tweaked their European pricing, along with announcing their first carbon crank offerings (and talked about dual left/right power meters).  Today at Interbike they announced their US pricing, bringing the lowest model pricing down to $529USD – … Read More Here

Wahoo’s new GPS bike computer–ELEMNT: Hands-on first look

Wahoo has made their first entrant into the GPS bike computer world, with ELEMNT (it’s like the word element, but missing one ‘e’).  You’ll remember their past bike computers (RFLKT & RFLKT+) which were driven by a connected phone and … Read More Here

I’m featured in Runner’s World Magazine’s 50 Most Influential People in Running

Holy cow! I started getting tweets and notes last week that I’d apparently been featured in Runner’s World’s 50 Most Influential People in Running piece, but didn’t have the chance to see it for myself until the Newsstand App updated … Read More Here


5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

It was a whirlwind of a (short) weekend back home, with the majority of the weekend spread out across three different continents.  Here’s what I was up to. 1) Flying back from Africa As it seems many weekends start, first … Read More Here

Week in Review–September 13th, 2015

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


A Sunny Swiss Weekend in the Alps (with Lucy & The Girl)

First off, this post is a bit delayed about a week…or two.  Sorry about that!  But I know many of you enjoy the non-tech stuff, so here’s a look at the 2nd weekend I had in Switzerland.  For this one … Read More Here

The Favero bePRO Power Meter In-Depth Review

In many ways, the bePRO power meter is the little unknown underdog that snuck onto the scene earlier this summer with a very simple declaration: We’re here, we’re new, we’re cheap, and we’ve already started shipping. How ‘bout them apples? … Read More Here


An Accra (Ghana, Africa) Runaround

I’m just about to board my flight back to London after 48 hours here in Accra, Ghana.  I was down here for a smattering of work meetings over the past two days.  As a super-quick African geography refresher, here’s where … Read More Here

Recon Instruments cuts Jet’s price, and actually gives back rebates to early customers

I normally wouldn’t have posted on just a standalone permanent price cut unless I felt it was of immediate interest to a large number of people.  However, I think what Recon Instruments has done is more intriguing than that.  See, … Read More Here

A Tour of the DCR Eurobike RV!

Ok, you’ve got nearly a dozen Eurobike tech posts out the door (and two last stragglers on the way), but it’s time for something a bit more fun: A tour of my Eurobike RV! While the 6.98 meter long camper … Read More Here

Eurobike Connected Bike Lights, Locks, and Lube

There’s always been talk and demonstrations of the ‘connected bike’ at Eurobike.  After all, it’s a buzz phrase.  You can stick ‘Connected’ or ‘Smart’ in front of anything and it makes your product instantly marketable.  Sorta like when people put … Read More Here


5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

While some of you back in the US are still on holiday this Monday, the rest of us have moved on to another work week.  Here’s what my weekend entailed. 1) Flight home from Denmark First up on the honey-do … Read More Here

Week in Review–September 6th, 2015

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


An Esbjerg (Denmark) Runaround

The Runaround: It’s been a while since my last runaround.  Not because I haven’t been running around random cities across the globe, but just because with so much other stuff to post about, they’ve gotten slightly overrun. But here’s a … Read More Here

Zwift rolls out first real world course: UCI 2015 Road World Championships in Richmond

Zwift has delivered on the first of their many promised expansions: real world courses.  Back when I first discussed the service with them a year ago, they noted that they’d eventually see opportunities to partner with race organizers for creating … Read More Here

The Tacx NEO Smart Trainer: Everything you ever wanted to know

Over the past few weeks Tacx has released two new trainers, the Tacx NEO and the Tacx Genius Smart.  While both of these trainers have similar technical capabilities, the actual hardware aspects of them are dramatically different.  One (the Genius Smart) … Read More Here