Heads up! Massive Sale on Garmin, Wahoo, Tacx, Suunto, Polar, Trainers and more! There’s two huge sales going on – first is a major Garmin sale, including $100 off new Forerunner 945 and $150 off the Fenix 5 Plus. Along with the Varia Radar, Garmin Edge 130 & 1030, HR straps, sensors, and plenty more.
Plus there’s the big semi-annual 20% off sale, with all major trainers and power meters included. Wahoo KICKR’s, Tacx NEO’s, Elite Direto’s and Suito’s, Saris H3, Kinetic, R1 4iiii Fliiiight, Stages, and many more. 20% off means you’re saving $200+ in most cases. Not to mention the GPS units from Garmin, Polar, COROS, Lezyne, Suunto, Apple and others.
If you’re a triathlete or cyclist – then you likely find bike grease on just about every object you own. And if you’re a runner, then you’ll still find this stuff pretty darn cool.
Back last winter the bike shop dude introduced me to degreaser as a way to clean my bike up. The point of the conversation was primarily around cleaning up some gunk near my gears. So I picked up a bottle for about $5 and used it for that task. And then I squirted a little elsewhere on the bike out of curiosity. Instantly – MAGIC occurred! No matter what I squirted it at – it came off effortlessly with just a single wipe. Dirt, grease, grime, gel packet goo, bugs, small rodents – you name it. And it wasn’t just limited to my bike. Nuh-uh – I sprayed it on my car, a small cooler, my hands, legs, arms, even my wood and tile flooring! Rumor has it that some plastics aren’t too fond of it, but I haven’t personally seen any issues thus far.
Anyway – it’s freaking awesome! Clearly the best part though is that it instantly picks up whatever you want it to with just one wipe.
Check out this quick before/during/after photo sequence with some grease on my wheel. I tried using a rag with simple water first, but no luck. With just one squirt and one wipe – check out the difference.
It works great on the frame too – keeping it all nice and reflective. Look – I can see myself above the reflection of the camera below.
Anyway – I thought I’d share this little magical juice with ya. It’s cheap – $5 – and lasts forever. And it gets the grease off your bike and your hands quickly and easily. You can find any brand at any local bike shop.
You probably stumbled upon here looking for a review of a sports gadget. If you’re trying to decide which unit to buy – check out my in-depth reviews section. Some reviews are over 60 pages long when printed out, with hundreds of photos! I aim to leave no stone unturned.
I travel a fair bit, both for work and for fun. Here’s a bunch of random trip reports and daily trip-logs that I’ve put together and posted. I’ve sorted it all by world geography, in an attempt to make it easy to figure out where I’ve been.
The most common question I receive outside of the “what’s the best GPS watch for me” variant, are photography-esq based. So in efforts to combat the amount of emails I need to sort through on a daily basis, I’ve complied this “My Photography Gear” post for your curious minds! It’s a nice break from the day to day sports-tech talk, and I hope you get something out of it!
Many readers stumble into my website in search of information on the latest and greatest sports tech products. But at the end of the day, you might just be wondering “What does Ray use when not testing new products?”. So here is the most up to date list of products I like and fit the bill for me and my training needs best! DC Rainmaker 2019 swim, bike, run, and general gear list. But wait, are you a female and feel like these things might not apply to you? If that’s the case (but certainly not saying my choices aren’t good for women), and you just want to see a different gear junkies “picks”, check out The Girl’s 2018 Gear Guide too.