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.
Remember last summer when I did a product review of the safer swimmer swim buoy? It’s the swim buoy that keeps you from getting run over by wandering boats while out on openwater swims. It also gives you a dry place to stash stuff while swimming.
Well, around the time of the review, Clever Training decided to start carrying it for sale. When I prodded them into bringing it on I don’t think either of us quite realized how many people would want them. They pretty much blew past any estimates and had to re-order more of the orange floaties quickly.
In doing so they were talking to the manufacturer of the buoy, and were offered the ability to get it branded for bulk purchases. Given it wouldn’t really cost anything extra for them, you, or me, it seemed like an obvious win!
Thus, I present to you the first DCR-branded item!*
Oh, and as a bonus, they’ll throw in one of my even more awesome DCR stickers.**
Ultimately, just like before I want people to buy the unit not to support the site but simply because it’s a smart thing to wear when openwater swimming, especially in larger bodies of water. If you travel a lot like me, you’ll find that the unit easily compresses down to fit in the front pocket of your suitcase (though, getting it back into that pouch can be a bit tricky):
Thus, a perfect stocking stuffer for your friendly triathlete. Though, I don’t recommend swimming with it in icy water this time of year. Mostly just because I don’t recommend swimming in icy water at all. Been there, done that.
Instead, I recommend a nice warm locale – like Greece, as seen above where I shot these photos. Actually, The Girl shot these photos. I just swam around in circles.
The unit costs $44.95, but of course, with the DCR discount you save $4.50 – making it more like $40.46. Except there’s $6 in shipping – but, you get the sticker for free, so that’s kinda priceless. Anyway, total is $46.45 within the US. To get the discount just add in coupon code DCR10BTF to the checkout page (and as always, that applies to anything purchased, gadgets too). And since it’s near Christmas now is a good time to pick up a few extra gifts for others – or for yourself…so if you tip the scale on your checkout cart beyond $75, you’ll get free shipping!
* Preemptive Note #1: I don’t yet have any plans for a second item, though from time to time people have asked for either running singlets or cycling gear. I need to first find a kickass designer on that front. I really like what Fatcyclist has done in that arena – his stuff looks awesome.
** Preemptive Note #2: I used to offer stickers individually, but then when I moved that became slightly more complex than I could manage consistently with just little old me. I’m looking at a few options to get that moving again.
I swim, bike and run. Then, I come here and write about my adventures. It’s as simple as that. Most of the time. If you’re new around these parts, here’s the long version of my story.
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Here’s how to save!
Wanna save some cash and support the site? You have two options. The first is to use Clever Training with either the coupon code (DCR10BTF) or the VIP program. Both save 10%, see details by clicking below:
In the UK/EU/Australia/New Zealand? Then hit up Wiggle at the link below!
Alternatively, for everything else on the planet, simply buy your goods from Amazon via the link below and I get a tiny bit back. No cost to you, easy as pie!
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.