Comments for DC Rainmaker http://www.dcrainmaker.com Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:37:28 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3.3 Comment on Microsoft Band 2 In-Depth Fitness & Sport Focused Review by Grant True http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2016/01/microsoft-band-review.html#comment-1454672 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:37:28 +0000 http://www.dcrainmaker.com/?p=55990#comment-1454672 I guess a Garmin Forerunner 235 & Fenix3 HR would work too as long as you have an ANT+ heart rate strap (or Scosche Rhythm+).

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Comment on Hands-on with the Bioshift Automated Bike Shifting System by Ray Maker http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2014/10/bioshifts-automated-shifting.html#comment-1454670 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:35:15 +0000 http://www.dcrainmaker.com/?p=38087#comment-1454670 I have an account on Xert, just switching modes next week into using it.

And, also some discussions on wireless shifting too (took another recent ride on that).

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Comment on My Winter 2014-2015 Sports Gadget Recommendations by Ray Maker http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2014/11/winter-gadget-recommendations.html#comment-1454669 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:34:41 +0000 http://www.dcrainmaker.com/?p=39407#comment-1454669 I’d really go FR230.

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Comment on Power meter prices plunge further as Pioneer & SRM join PowerTap in price cuts by Ray Maker http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2016/02/further-pioneer-powertap.html#comment-1454668 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:32:17 +0000 http://www.dcrainmaker.com/?p=56313#comment-1454668 It’s definitely viable. I don’t expect to see Pioneer broadcasting those metrics over ANT+ anytime soon (because no such standard exists for them to do that, largely due to Garmin not sharing toys in the sandbox on the ANT+ side).

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Comment on PowerTap P1 Power Meter Pedals In-Depth Review by Ray Maker http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/08/powertap-p1-pedals-review.html#comment-1454667 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:31:04 +0000 http://www.dcrainmaker.com/?p=47784#comment-1454667 My bad – I thought I clicked send on the e-mail back to you, but for some reason found it sitting in my drafts. Doh!

In any case, here’s what I wrote:

“Ok, chatted with them about this. And indeed, the guy (product engineer) I ran with ultimately was the one who answered your question (well, behind the scenes anyway).

Essentially the bug pops up rather rarely, but confirmed what you said. What’s occurring is that on a long-climb more greater than 10 mins the unit could get into a state where it tries to reset the installation angles of the pods. When it does this during a climb, it’s basically getting out of whack because it resets known level. The greatest they’ve seen is 2-4%, and even seeing it is rare. So they were pretty surprised by yours.

Either way, a developer is working on a release that sounded like no more than a week or two away.”

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Comment on BSX Insight Gen2 In-Depth Review by Adam@BSXAthletics http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2016/01/insight-depth-review.html#comment-1454661 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:15:26 +0000 http://www.dcrainmaker.com/?p=55608#comment-1454661

I made a new blog post I thought I’d share. I can’t get all of the images and formatting here, but I’ll share an interesting takeaway pic and event here.

The point was to just do a basic protocol of intervals, after a warmup. Not extremely short or extremely high power, but 5 minute intervals @ 280W, with 60 seconds of 160W between them. I just wanted to see what the data would look like. However, as I sat up on the bike, during an interval, just to rest my arms, the tHb and SmO2% had a very obvious change (shown in the image).

The blog post is here:
link to blog.bsxathletics.com

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Comment on Garmin Forerunner 225 In-Depth Review by Ray Maker http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/08/garmin-forerunner-225-depth-review.html#comment-1454660 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:14:49 +0000 http://www.dcrainmaker.com/?p=48520#comment-1454660 No, the FR225 doesn’t support smarpthone notifications like the Fenix series.

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Comment on Power meter prices plunge further as Pioneer & SRM join PowerTap in price cuts by Ray Maker http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2016/02/further-pioneer-powertap.html#comment-1454658 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:12:59 +0000 http://www.dcrainmaker.com/?p=56313#comment-1454658 Not saying it won’t be a good product – just saying that there must be a fundamental shift in the way the company things to make it a breakout success. Both a shift in technology thinking, but also in pricing.

Looking forward to it!

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