The April $500 DCR Gadget Giveaway Winner!

Last week I held the $500 gadget giveaway.  I considered it somewhat of a celebration of the upcoming Sea Otter Classic bike show and festival, where I was checking out all the latest bike tech.  A whopping 5,743 of you entered while it was open– not too shabby!

As is usually the case, I hopped over to my sporadic friend,, and stuck in the total number of entries:


Then it was back to the post to find #3540:


Congrats Anne (in Germany I believe)!  You’re the winner of $500 bucks of gadget awesomeness! By the looks of it you might be aiming for some sort of multisport goodness.

As for everyone else?  Well, you can still go buy some love for yourself from Clever Training, and you’ll still save 10% on basically everything they sell, unless it’s already on some sort of big sale.  From GPS watches to trainers to power meters, and even gel packets. Underwear too.  And for those in Europe you could also simply use Clever Training Europe which includes free Europe shipping on many items plus the usual DCR 10% savings.  Thanks to them for the giveaway, and everyone for the support!

Oh – also, as a heads up – there’s currently a few minor sports tech sales on right now.  The Garmin FR935 is 10% off at $449, and the FR735XT is 14% off at $299. I don’t expect near-term replacements for either. The FR935 only came out last year, and typically that product group operates on a 2-3 year lifecycle. The FR735XT came out the year prior, but it’s in a bit of an odd-duck spot because its main differentiator was lack of barometric altimeter. But the industry has shifted towards even $100 wearables having barometric altimeters these days, so I think Garmin will have to think hard about how to differentiate successors to this watch in the future.  Oh, and there’s $50 off the GoPro Hero5 Black, making it only $249 (including a 32GB MicroSD card).

Have a great weekend ahead all!


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  1. John B

    Ausgezeichnet Anne…

  2. Chris Capoccia

    hope it warms up for biking around a local half marathon

  3. Arash

    Congratulations to Anne!
    Ray I was wondering if you’re going to do a review of Easton/Race Face Cinch powermeter? You did a short preview during last year Sea Otter but no in depth review.

  4. Ilya Melnikov

    Is CT VIP sale happening this spring by any chance?

    • Yup…coming in about two weeks. :)

    • Stuart

      Please let the Vector 3 be part of it… please let the Vector 3 be part of it… please let the Vector 3 be part of it…

      … no, I’m not looking at any particular product, really I’m not, whatever could possibly give you that idea? :) (though in all seriousness, it wouldn’t surprise me if it isn’t, considering it’s still relatively new and difficult to keep in stock. We Shall See.)

  5. FrankJ

    In the end the Germans always win.

  6. Robin

    Well played, Anne.

  7. Pedro Almeida

    Thank you Ray
    for another great giveaway!

  8. Phil P

    As always the random number generator is rigged against me!

  9. I never win anything!

  10. Chris



    I never win anything lol

  12. Milt MacFarlane

    Amazing missed it completely unannounced well done Facey even though I have you as always 1st, maybe I’ll have to double up again and subscribe to emails again as well, haha hope the winner appreciates 1 less chance is there 5,742 to 1 chance of winning windfall

  13. John


    If you would be so kind to tell us what you got that would ease our pain for not winning!


  14. Anne

    That’s awesome, thanks Ray & Clever Training! What happens now?

  15. Fab

    congrats to the winner and thanks to Ray.

  16. Steve

    I feel like I was cheated since an email was never sent out. I don’t know if I should trust you guys anymore. :'(

  17. scott jones

    The 10% off the 935 and 735 is over, unfortunately.
    I missed the window.