Heads up! Massive Sale on Garmin, Suunto, Polar, Trainers and more! There’s two huge sales going on – first is a major Garmin sale, including $100 off new Forerunner 945 and $150 off the Fenix 5 Plus. Along with the Varia Radar, Garmin Edge 130 & 1030, and plenty more.
Plus there’s the big semi-annual 20% off sale, with virtually all major trainers and power meters included. Wahoo KICKR’s, Tacx NEO’s, Elite Direto’s and Suito’s, Saris H3, Kinetic, R1 4iiii Fliiiight, Stages, and many more. Not to mention the GPS units from Garmin, Polar, COROS, Lezyne, Suunto, Apple and others.
Two weeks ago Stages tweaked their European pricing, along with announcing their first carbon crank offerings (and talked about dual left/right power meters). Today at Interbike they announced their US pricing, bringing the lowest model pricing down to $529USD – about a $170 drop from their long-standing price of $699.
Meanwhile, products across the rest of their lineup dropped in price as well – such as their Shimano Dura-Ace power meter from $899 to $649. And their newly announced Stages branded carbon power meter is $629 (FSA BB386EVO) or $699 (SRAM BB30). There’s a massive listing of updated product pricing of course, but in general most of them are from $579 to about $649, with their most expensive offerings being the Campagnolo offerings going up to the $950 range. Plus of course some full crankset offerings being in that same price-range.
The Stages Shimano 105 5800 (the one priced at $529) is slated to be available this month. It’s available in crank lengths from 165mm to 175mm.
Because the list of crank arms, pricing, and availability is massive and sorta a mess to re-type here (and honestly, Starbucks is calling) – I’m just going to give you the full PDF they sent over, which I’ve uploaded here. That allows you to find your BFF and figure out how much it’ll set you back to expand that relationship.
From a pricing standpoint, this move by Stages was pretty much required. Both spring and summer drops in price by Power2Max, Quarq, and PowerTap (with new products) and many others have really pushed the floor down lower. Plus others like Pioneer getting into the one-legged space too. That’s not even considering products by new companies in the space such as 4iiii, Watteam and others at or below these prices.
As I’ve noted before – Stages can afford to sit at this price point because of brand name recognition and having a ‘known good’ product. I’d suspect though by next spring, they’ll have to lower prices again if the new players are able to deliver stable products. Until then they can kinda play ‘wait and see’.
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 2018 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.