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.
The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I’ve written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting – generally endurance sports related. I’ve often wondered what to do with all of the coolness that people write, and while I share a lot of it on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus, this is a better forum for sending it on to y’all. Most times these different streams don’t overlap, so be on the lookout at all these places for good stuff!
So with that, let’s get into the action!
DCRainmaker.com posts this past week:
Here’s all the goodness that ended up on the main page of DCRainmaker.com this week.
Stuff that I found interesting around the interwebs:
Here’s a not-so-small smattering of all the random things that I stumbled on while doing my civic duty to find the end of the Internet:
1) Shop Small Business Saturday:Now that Black Friday is over, if you’re doing any shopping around town on Saturday in the US, remember that if you use your AMEX to buy $25 worth of anything (i.e. cupcakes), you get a $25 statement credit. Not bad.
2) A more civil race transfer policy: A really solid opinion piece from Dan Empfield after two athletes are reportedly receiving year-long bans from Ironman because one of them let the other race with his unused bib.
3)A look at (nude) human bodies in motion: Thousands of photographs stitched together of athletes moving. And while they’re technically nude, you’d never know as it’s one giant blur. Link completely safe for work.
8) Ok, so a few more Kickstarter projects: First up is a Silicon Carbide, Ceramic, and Carbon fiber bike brake. The project thus far has done incredibly well on Kickstarter (especially for a cycling project). Then we’ve got a 3D sports tracking case for the iPhone. I’m mixed on this. Really cool idea, not sold on the price point though. Perhaps their problem is that they just needed a name which includes ‘bad ass’ in it, or, maybe they needed to partner with these crazy Jet Vest guys to demo the case better. Yes, you can thank me for just burning more of your time watching bizarre Kickstarter videos.
11) Rev3 create age group triathlon series championship: I think everyone saw this one coming (a Kona equivalency from Rev3). But I’m reasonably sure that nobody saw it coming to Knoxville. While I really like Knoxville (despite the Rev3 race I did there ending with me getting hit by that car), I think it’s probably the wrong choice for an ‘aspirational’ race. Meaning, a race that you want to try and convince your significant other to take the whole family to at the end of a season (albeit at the beginning of a season, since it’s being held in May). Kinda a strange move.
12) MisFit Shine (activity tracker): This Kickstarter-like campaign started recently, and is in full swing (like massively popular full swing). I just ordered one this morning, as they’re having a Black Friday special for $59 till the end of Saturday. Delivery next March. Rumor says they read the blog also named a feature after me in their app. Wootage!
13) A Skier’s Journey: Dubai: Another cool (albeit sometimes overly dramatic) look at skiing in Dubai. Considering I was just in Dubai two weeks ago, and I’ve skied there a number of times, cool stuff.
Sports Technology Software/Firmware Updates This Week:
Each week I quickly highlight some of the new firmware, app, software and website service updates that I see go out. If you’re a sports technology company and release an update – shoot me a quick note (just one liners is perfect, or Tweet it at me) and I’ll make mention of it here. If I don’t know about it, I won’t be able to post about it. Sound good?
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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.