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 It's been replaced by the Garmin Edge 530, you may want to check out that review instead.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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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?
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- 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 again.
Yes, pretty please!
This would inspire me to bike more
Keeping my finger crossed =D
I could really do with one of these!
Would love this!
damn, I missed the Tacx – dibs on the 520
i’m in time this time!! 🙂
This would be so awesome!
Oh the KOMs I could watch slip away.
Count me in!
nice with live Strava segments.
This would be an excellent training tool! Thanks!
Must be me this time……
In in in
This will be mine
Pick me, maybe?
And the free stuff keeps rolling out
Winner winner chicken dinner
pick me pick me!
This is mad cool! What a wonderful giveaway!
I really want it! 🙂
Pick Me 🙂
This device appears to be adequate for it’s intended purpose.
This would be SO RAD
Thanks for the Great giveaways
I love it!
Hello Garmin ?
This is the one.
Yes please, I would love this! 😉
pick me pick me oh random number generator pick me
The Garmin Edge 520 would be a great acquisition
One of these would be a great! Save mounting my fenix to my bars!
I’ll would love to have anything that will help me improve my riding! Go-Go Gadget!!
I could really put this to good use!
Now that’s one exciting opportunity, nice upgrade from my current 910XT. Thanks
Love Garmin and love your site!
Definitely would love to get my hands on that one!
Great training tool and strava integration looks awesome!
I could really use one of these! Me please!
Edge 500 just died. ?
Simple, I want!
I would love one of these!
If only I was that lucky
I’d love one
I need this
Need this one
I would love to have this for my bike!
bike bike bike
I’d love to win the edge 520!
This would be great!
I want this!
Boy, I’d sure love to have one of these!
test, test… Is this thing on?
Please, please, please! 🙂
I want it all… And I want it now!
I also would love a new bike computer!!! This is awesome, love these giveaways 🙂
For my new bike
Is it my lucky day