This product has been discontinued by the manufacturer. It's been replaced by the Garmin Edge 530, you may want to check out that review instead.
I’m DC RAINMAKER…
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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Smart Trainers Buyers Guide: Looking at a smart trainer this winter? I cover all the units to buy (and avoid) for indoor training. The good, the bad, and the ugly.
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I have built an extensive list of my most frequently asked questions. Below are the most popular.
- Why haven’t you yet released a review for XYZ product you mentioned months ago?
- Will you test our product before release?
- Are you willing to review or test beta products?
- Which trainer should I buy?
- Which GPS watch should I buy?
- I’m headed to Paris – what do you recommend for training or sightseeing?
- I’m headed to Washington DC – what do you recommend for training?
- I’m from out of the country and will be visiting the US, what’s the best triathlon shop in city XYZ?
- What kind of camera do you use?
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In Depth Product Reviews
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.
Read My Sports Gadget Recommendations.
Here’s my most recent GPS watch guide here, and cycling GPS computers here. Plus there are smart trainers here, all in these guides cover almost every category of sports gadgets out there. Looking for the equipment I use day-to-day? I also just put together my complete ‘Gear I Use’ equipment list, from swim to bike to run and everything in between (plus a few extra things). And to compliment that, here’s The Girl’s (my wife’s) list. Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!
Have some fun in the travel section.
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.
My Photography Gear: The Cameras and Equipment I Use Daily
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!
The Swim/Bike/Run Gear I Use List
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 2021 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 Gear Guide too.
I’m in for this one too!
Please please please! This is the one I really want. We haven’t even got a release date in the UK…
DC Rainmaker Rocks! That guarantees me the win, right?
Make it mine
Winning this would be great
Free Garmin gear FTW!
… And me!
Love your reviews so much!
Living on the Edge!
This is the one I really want
Hope lady luck is on my side.
Strava here I am…
I got it
It has to be better than using IOS for my cycling. Definitely a necessity.
I need this!
This would be mad!
I would like to win this more than the Polar device, since I already am in the Garmin ecosystem.
I’d love one of these!
Would be nice to get this so I can use my k-edge gopro mount with my computer. The quarter turn on the 920xt means the gopro or the computer has to be sideways…
Just what i need to substitute the polar v650!
i love this one, every family member is hoping we win something
A garmin 510 for live seggos would be sweeeet
Pick me pleaaaz
Please! Please! Please!
I reallu need this one!
Woooo free stuff!
I am in
I could use one of those.
One of these would be nice! Wouldn’t get lost as often! Thanks DC Rainmaker!
Ooh this would be perfect on my holland!
Would love this for racing on my cross bike.
These are cool, time to replace the old 500.
Gracias! Have previous winners been notified?
i’ll take it sir
I have been eyeing one of these gems.
I don’t much biking. Maybe it’s because I don’t have this.
sign me in
putting my name in the pot
I’ll take it!
Wow. Just wow.
Would be better than paper in a plastic bag under the shirt for navigation 😀
I want me one of those.
Garmin Edge 520! Oh Yeah!
Now, that would be nice…
Well if I won’t win the Polar than this will do just fine too 🙂
Keep it up!
I want one
for the Win!!
Pick me! Pick me! 🙂
Pick me, pick me!
Your reviews have been awesome help in my journey into Tri. Thank you! Would love to try this machine
pls, need something at least… 😉
Great, let the Strava games begin!
Thanks for the opportunity!
Yup, I’m in.
Oh oui, please!!!
I want that edge 520, love it
Ich drücke mir die Daumen!
Looking at one of these
I so need this…. thanks!!
Live Segments, here I come!
I’ll take one, thanks!
Would make great use of IT!
No more waiting until I get home with my edge500 to see if I smashed a segment…
WOOOO free stuff
Time for an upgrade.
Count me in!