Heads-up: Huge Sports Tech Sale Underway – 20% Off All Smart Trainers!
There’s a massive sales on smart cycling trainers right now, plus plenty other sports tech. There’s 20% off the Wahoo KICKR, KICKR CORE, CLIMB, Headwind, 20% off the Tacx NEO 2T, Flux 2, and Flux S, 20% off Saris Hammer 3 trainer and Saris MP1 Motion Platform. Plus also 20% off the Elite Direto X and Suito too, even the new Sterzo. Plus even steeper deals including with the Kinetic trainers at 30% off.
I’ve long since wondered what to do with all the random tidbits of things I collect each week – or the little thoughts that don’t quite make for a full post. But I finally came up with a solution: The Week in Review Post. This takes the place of my Weekly Mailbag – which is over on Slowtwitch. These are just quick snippets of things that I’ve found interesting. Nice and easy Saturday reading. Plus, a recap of my Weekly Mailbag post a well.
So with that, let’s get into the action!
Weekly Mailbag Over at Slowtwitch.com: The weekly mailbag is back in action this week – and it went all girly! Yup, 2/3rds of the questions were related to female stuffs…and…The Girl even stepped in answered a bit of stuff! Check it out here!
1) Waterproof ‘Women’s’ watch options 2) Footpod on backwards 3) HR strap issues for ‘petite’ women
Stuff that I found interesting around the interwebs: As always, here’s a sampler platter of some of the interesting articles and posts I found around the Internet this week.
#1) From deathbed to Ironman – A great story about a semi-local athlete who came back from a a nearly deadly bike-car crash, to compete recently in IM Cozumel. Well worth the read.
#2) Impact of weight loss drugs on performance: This one is somewhat controversial, but I found it interesting to be able to see the impact of what are essentially normal doctor prescribes medications – but are banned substances, on a regular triathlete and his training/weight. No desire to do it myself, but I’m always interested in understanding what’s going on around me.
#3) Anatomy of the Leadout with Mark Renshaw: This is pretty cool, it’s basically Pro Cyclist Mark Renshaw talking through out breakouts and leadouts work, awesome breakdown (and little jabs at how other pro teams work). I just recently started subscribing to the Cycling Tips blog, and they have some really cool stuff.
#4) Crazy Super Sprint Triathlon Thingy: I was just recently told about this, but essentially it’s multiple triathlon’s directly back to back. i.e. – Swim/Bike/Run/Swim/Bike/Run. Except, pro’s are doing it – like real pro’s, current IM World Champ pro’s. I need to dig into this more on an upcoming post, but check out the whacky video as well.
#5) Training Peaks adds lots of junk in the trunk: Actually, they added a lot of cool under the cover features that will enable better integration with other folks – like Withings, Zeo, and others. They’ve also added a bunch of other improvements, so check out the full listing. Oh, and yes, I just wanted to say ‘junk in the trunk’.
Random Thoughts Section:
CompuTrainers on eBay-
Tis the season for indoor trainers – and despite being close to the time of New Year resolutions, there’s tons of people selling them off. And luckily for you – a fair number of them don’t have any idea the actual resell value of a CompuTrainer.
I have an eBay alert that gives me a daily report for all items listed with ‘CompuTrainer’, and so each day I get to see what people have listed various CT items for.
And in about 30% of the listings – folks heavily underprice items. In just the last 10-12 days I saw more than one CompuTrainer list a ‘Buy now’ price of $300-$400 – more than 75% lower than retail price.
A typical used CompuTrainer will normally sell for between $800 and $1100, depending on really no factors at all – since virtually all of them are identical. And CT’s in general hold value extremely well, since they’re built like a rock.
Anyway…food for thought if you’re looking for a CT. 😉
Wahoo Fitness ANT+ Bike Case for iPhone Giveaway-
You probably saw this yesterday, but just in case…(no pun intended)…the giveaway only runs till Monday. I’m giving away the Wahoo Bike case, which isn’t even available until sometime in January, except, you get it now. Like right now. Oh, and it’s Rubber Elephant friendly:
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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.