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The Power Meters Buyer’s Guide–2016 Edition

Once again, it’s time for the annual power meter buyer’s guide.  While the last month hasn’t seen a ton of new power meters, if you take the entire year in review, you’ll see it’s been quite busy with not only … Read More Here

Quarq Qollector In-Depth Review

Today Quarq introduced their first consumer product that isn’t a power meter, the Qollector.  Long-time sports tech followers may remember when Quarq first tossed around the idea of something named Qollector years ago.  That device was aimed at simply sucking … Read More Here

A Fall 2016 Update from WatTeam and their $499 PowerBeat

Before we move onto my next upcoming post (The Annual DCR Power Meter Recommendations Guide), I wanted to briefly touch on where WatTeam and their PowerBeat power meter stands.  To recap things a bit, they jumped onto the scene a … Read More Here

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TrainerRoad rolls out Android support

It’s been a long time coming, but as of this very moment – TrainerRoad now has Android support.  Yup, you can wander on over and download the app and be off to the races with your favorite Android phone. While … Read More Here

The Trainer Updates of Interbike 2016: STAC, Kinetic, Tacx, CycleOps, Elite, CompuTrainer

As expected, Interbike was pretty quiet as far as new trainers go. Only one company introduced a new trainer: BKool, with all remaining companies having already introduced new trainers at Eurobike a few weeks ago, or over the course of … Read More Here

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Bkool Announces New Smart Go Trainer

While at Interbike, Spanish trainer company Bkool announced their latest trainer – the Bkool Smart Go.  This lower-priced option helps to complement their existing option, the Bkool Smart Pro.  These two trainers sit at $479 and $699USD respectively. In many … Read More Here

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Cateye introduces new power meter…well…sort of.

While at Interbike this week I found a new entrant in the power meter market: Cateye. Well, kinda. As in, kinda sorta maybe. As you walked by the booth you’d have first noticed the ‘Trust The Cat’ slogan prominently displayed.  … Read More Here

Pioneer announces new power meter options, head unit upgrades, bike sensor modeling

Pioneer has been both a relative newcomer to the power meter party, but also the stable and steady entrant in terms of new products.  Each fall they’ve announced new offerings, and each spring we tend to see further updates and … Read More Here

Wahoo announces KICKR Studio platform for local bike shops/studios

Today at Interbike, Wahoo is taking the next logical step in the indoor training realm: Offering a cycling studio package. This offering, aimed initially at the North American market, is targeted at bike shops and indoor trainer studios that want … Read More Here

Hands-on with the Lezyne Super GPS Bike Computer

Over the last few years Lezyne has transitioned itself from a company that just made bike lights, into a GPS bike computer company.  Albeit, one that probably doesn’t get enough attention. I’ve touched on them from time to time, but … Read More Here

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Everything you need to know: GoPro’s New Hero5 Cameras & Karma Drone

(Latest Update: September 24th, 2016 – 12:30PM EST) Today GoPro announced three new action cameras, a drone, and a rather interesting flotilla of accessories.  These include a handheld gimbal, external microphone/remote combos, and even a nifty $19 adapter to quickly … Read More Here

5 Random Things From a Weekend in Newfoundland

I’m on my way to Interbike! But first, a bit of a stopover for a long weekend in Newfoundland, which happens to be The Girl’s hometown in the greater St. John’s area.  Of course I have been here many times … Read More Here

Week in Review–September 18th, 2016

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

Eurobike 2016 Power Meter Roundup

Okey doke. Before we dive into Interbike next week, I figured I’d round up some loose ends with Eurobike’s minor power meter updates and announcements.  Or rather, by popular demand as it were – you decided on Twitter last night … Read More Here

Elite Drivo Trainer In-Depth Review

Earlier this summer Elite launched four new trainers/rollers, and in doing so greatly simplified their trainer lineup.  Previous to that they had enough trainers to allow each member of the Brady Bunch both a primary and backup trainer.  Never mind … Read More Here

BSX Announces Kickstarter for New LVL Band Wearable Hydration Sensor

Over the last month, BSX (maker of the BSX Insight Muscle Oxygen/Lactate Threshold Sensor) has slowly ousted their next product, which shifts away from the lactate threshold testing arena to focus on hydration.  However, today they kicked those efforts into … Read More Here

The New FINIS Swimsense Live: Everything you ever wanted to know

I’m not entirely sure how to start this post. In the now 9 years this month of writing this blog, I’ve never quite been as confounded by a product as this.  Sure, I’ve tested numerous bad products.  Products where they … Read More Here

Hands-on: Garmin’s new Forerunner 35 with optical HR

A day or 13 ago, Garmin announced their new Forerunner 35 (FR35) GPS.  But with Eurobike in full swing, I put it on the back burner a bit until the dust settled.  Now that things have cleared out a bit, … Read More Here

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A Look at Luck’s Cycling Shoe Power Meter

It’s been a few years since Luck first showed off prototypes of their cycling shoe with a built in power meter.  In previous years it was rarely prominently displayed.  It was sorta available to see on special request.  The Spanish … Read More Here

A look at the new Power2Max NG power meters

Each year at Eurobike we see Power2Max make evolutionary changes to their power meter lineup.  In doing so, they’ve continued to climb the market penetration ladder – despite not being a household name.  One only needs to look at the … Read More Here

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5 Random Things From A Weekend in Bruges

It’s been a busy few days in the DCR realm, as my parents came into town and we headed up to Bruges, Belgium for the weekend.  It’s about a 3-hour drive from Paris.  While Bruges is well known to the … Read More Here

Week in Review – Sept 11th, 2016

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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Thoughts On The New Apple Watch Series 2 with GPS & Waterproofing

It’s been almost exactly two years since Apple announced their first version of the Apple Watch.  Today they announced details regarding their second iteration – simply called ‘Apple Watch Series 2’.  You’ll remember that the first iteration of the Apple Watch … Read More Here

Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 In-Depth Review

Last week, Garmin announced and released their newest action cam – the VIRB Ultra 30.  To summarize this 50-million word in-depth review in the most succinct manner possible: Someone at Garmin finally got it.  They created what might possibly best … Read More Here

A look at Kinetic’s new Smart Control Trainers

It’s been nearly a month since Kinetic quietly added their new lineup of smart resistance controlled trainers to their website, a fact not gone unnoticed by DCR readers.  But it wasn’t until this past week at Eurobike that we’d actually … Read More Here