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.
Yesterday you probably noticed a flurry of reviews posted around these parts. If there’s any sign that it’s Interbike season – it’s nonstop posting about really cool stuff for five days. Well, ok, usually it spills over to more like 7 to 8 days by time I get the whole toilet bowl full of posts unclogged.
After an early morning swim to grab the last three underwater photos I needed for the Xperia Active post, I finished packing prior to a few hours of conference calls. It was during this packing that I realized just how much stuff I use to put together all the Interbike posts.
The above pile is merely the photography related equipment – and only the stuff that I plan on using, which is separate from the pile that The Girl is using. About 1/3rd of that will be utilized for just the Outdoor demo day on Tuesday (I’m skipping Monday this year as last year two days was just too much time for what I focus on there). For the Outdoor Demo in the mounts I use things like GoPro cameras and creative mounts, gorilla tripods and the like. I’m really pretty self-sufficient when it comes to taking photography for these posts – so I have to find ways to mount cameras in odd places (or wander to odd places).
But of course that pile above doesn’t include all the workout stuff I have (for running and cycling), as well as some non-photography gear needed relating to product reviews (i.e. devices to capture data, MiFi wireless access point, etc…).
This year The Girl will be there the entire time gathering photos and stories. Last year she pitched in behind the scenes a bunch – but this week she’ll be covering more of the show floor (working on things like my daily roundup posts from last year), while I can focus on some of the more specific products. It’s simply become too difficult for one person to be in so many places at once and cover everything to the level of detail that I like to.
But I’ve got an incredible week planned of product demo’s coming up! Every day I’ve got hands on trial time outside the show floor with products that you’ve been clamoring to hear about. Products that have only existed in PR materials and fancy computer generated graphics. So not only do I get to show them off to you with real photos and video, but also try them out for the first time. I’m certain you won’t be disappointed.
As I pointed out in my Slowtwitch column this weekend on what to expect this year from Interbike – keep in mind that many times it’s the small booths in the corners of nowhere-land that offer the most promise. After all, that’s where companies like Metrigear started before they ended up part of Garmin creating Vector. You can be sure I’ll be scouting those out too.
So hang on to your hats – it’s gonna be busy! And if you’re just a runner or swimmer (all three of you), don’t worry, things will return to normalcy next week. But – I think you’ll still find quite a bit of it pretty cool – so at least look at the pretty pictures!
If you’re at the show and you spot me, I’ll give you a sticker.
And if you’re really good and manage to spot The Girl…you might even get a cookie, well, unless I eat them all before you get there. It’s a very distinct possibility.
And remember I’ll be tweeting nonstop, so you can catch all the latest action there. And here on the blog you can use this tag to see all the Interbike 2011 posts. Thanks for reading!
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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.