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 got product reviews to finalize, long runs to run, and above everything else – a trip to Texas to check out Ironman Texas 70.3!
I’ve been invited to swing on down to the Lone Star state to join in some festivities surrounding the event in Galveston. Obviously, I’m not one to shy away from some travel. In conjunction with my arrival on the scene I’ll be posting all sorts of cool stuff here, Facebook and Twitter. This would be both pre-race, and on race day (Sunday). Pre-race day might bring some sweet interviews with top pro’s.
Depending on exactly which level of access I have (finalizing the details with WTC, though I do have both media and VIP passes) – I may have a pretty cool photo story post regarding the race. We’ll see how it all shakes out, especially with respect to bike course access.
For those photographic nuts amongst us, I’m pretty jazzed about getting to try out a Canon 5DMIII this weekend. I decided to rent one for the weekend since it would be an ideal time to try it out. For the next time I try out a different camera I’ll probably try out the Nikon side of things and see if it offers anything more than what I have today, for my specific uses.
In the hopper on the list of reviews closing in on immediate completion over the next couple weeks are:
1) Suunto Ambit (scheduled for Tuesday, April 3rd) 2) Polar RCX3 3) Quarq SRAM RED 2012 power meter 4) FINIS GPS Hydrotracker 5) Cardioclothing integrated HR strap clothing
In the slightly longer range pile:
1) Polar/Look Keo Power Pedals (as soon as it arrives back from France firmware update) 2) TrainerRoad 3) LeMond Revolution Trainer (this would actually be in a medium-range pile, i.e. end of April) 4) Soleus 2.0 GPS 5) Power2Max power meter (once Quarq is done, this gets use via my triathlon bike) 6) Garmin GTU10 (one of the devices I enjoy most, yet still don’t have a review on) 7) Timex Cycletrainer GPS unit 8) A whole slew of other things I’ve forgotten
As I’ve noted in the past, the queue is organized primarily based on your demand, and then from there on first in, first out. Much of the stuff in the first pile I’ve completed evaluation on – and am just writing the review and putting together the photos.
For those racing this weekend (either in Texas, or in Oceanside at the 70.3 there) – good luck! Actually, the Oceanside 70.3 was the first M-Dot race I competed in, four years ago. So there’s still a special place in my heart for it.
If you’re down in Galveston this weekend and see me around, don’t be shy! And if you’re up for a nice 16-mile run very early Saturday morning (for those spectating) – shoot me an e-mail. Pace will be 7 and sub-7. Obviously, if you’re racing, no running 16 miles for you!
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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.