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Week in Review–January 29th, 2011

www.dcrainmaker.com/2011/01/week-in-reviewjanuary-29th-2011.html

Check it out: 1) Limitations and choice with Garmin power meter head units 2) CompuTrainer and RacerMate One Software 3) New Nike+ and TomTom Running GPS Partnership (Nike+ Sportwatch) You can read all my past weekly mailbags at Slowtwitch here.

CycleOps Virtual Training In-Depth Review

www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/02/cycleops-virtual-training-in-depth-review.html

Joining the two other trainers at current they control, the CompuTrainer and KICKR.

My Arch Nemesis: Indoor Trainer Workout #2

www.dcrainmaker.com/2008/07/my-arch-nemesis-indoor-trainer-workout.html

At which point I select a wattage on the CompuTrainer that will put me in a given HR zone within a few minutes and keep me there for the duration of the set.

Garmin Vector In-Depth Review

www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/09/garmin-vector-review.html

This worked better than CompuTrainer, which was a bit of an outlier.

Friday Tidbits: Spring’s gonna be busy for new toys!

www.dcrainmaker.com/2011/02/friday-tidbits-springs-gonna-be-busy.html

2) CompuTrainer Updates: I had a good call Wednesday night with the owner of CompuTrainer regarding issues seen with HR monitor dropouts in the CompuTrainer setup (as I posted in last week’s Slowtwitch Mailbag).

Week in Review–April 7th, 2019

www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/04/week-in-review-april-7th-2019.html

Wednesday: How To (Sorta) Make Your CompuTrainer Wireless: PerfPro’s CT Smart Wireless Bridge… - CompuTrainer, the new ANT+ FE-C software option, plus who the heck bought CompuTrainer?

Week in Review–Dec 22nd, 2018

www.dcrainmaker.com/2018/12/week-in-review-dec-22nd-2018.html

2) Founder of CompuTrainer passes away: There’s no denying that CompuTrainer was a pioneer in the indoor training space, and Chuck was one of the nicest guys out there.

How to: Troubleshooting Power Meter and Trainer Accuracy Issues

www.dcrainmaker.com/2018/12/how-to-troubleshooting-power-meter-and-trainer-accuracy-issues.html

In most cases this is achieved in about 10 minutes, but I’ve seen other trainers take at least 15 minutes (the CompuTrainer is actually such one).

A New York City Runaround

www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/06/york-city-runaround.html

Like the CompuTrainer software, it also had a virtual pacer – and like the CompuTrainer that pacer was set based…

TrainerRoad shows off new desktop app, plus Android plans

www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/09/trainerroad-desktop-android.html

You’ve still got support for products like CompuTrainer, and my favorite – DeviceRelay (allows you to retransmit out your Virtual Power or CompuTrainer as ANT+).

Kinetic announces new ‘Smart’ trainer lineup, and subscription service

www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/08/kinetic-announces-subscription.html

Especially since every other trainer company is going towards openness (heck, even CompuTrainer!).

Stages, Wahoo sponsor Team Sky, CycleOps sponsors Trek Pro team, and Team Lampre on ROTOR Power, Movistar on Power2Max

www.dcrainmaker.com/2014/01/2014-pro-team-powermeters.html

Their biggest competitor if you look at pro-level athletes is really CompuTrainer, mostly due to years of brand recognition – not because of technology innovation.

A look at Wahoo KICKR support on Windows via ANT, and what the rest of the industry is doing

www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/05/support-windows-industry.html

Now, you can see that they still have a bit of work to do on cleaning up some of the CompuTrainer verbiage (which shows and is 25MPH).

Week in Review: February 19th, 2012

www.dcrainmaker.com/2012/02/week-in-review-february-19th-2012.html

Most times these different streams don’t overlap, so be on the lookout at all these places for good stuff! So with that, let’s get into the action! DCRainmaker.com posts this past week: Here’s all the goodness that ended up on the main page of DCRainmaker.com this week: Saturday: Week in Review–February 11th, 2012 Monday Morning: Weekend Wrap-up- TrainerRoad, Cold DC Runs, and more Monday Evening: RacerMate (CompuTrainer) resolves RacerMate One contract issues, might release this summer Tuesday Morning: The Top 7 iPhone Swim, Bike, and Run apps I use regularly and why Tuesday Evening: Garmin Vector power meter delayed until Summer Thursday: Tip of the Day- How to clean your trainer tire block…the easy way Friday: Friday Tidbits- Velodromes, 10K’s, Polar Power Meters, and a bike dishwasher Stuff that I found interesting around the interwebs: Here’s a not-so-small smattering of all the random things that I stumbled on while doing my civic duty to find the end of the Internet: 1) A detailed look at doping science vs law vs sport: Anytime the guys from Sport Scientists weigh in on something, it’s worth a read.

Week in Review–Jan 27th, 2018

www.dcrainmaker.com/2018/01/week-in-review-jan-27th-2018.html

Which is ironic, because the thing that everyone in the industry wanted to buy was CompuTrainer (when they shut that down).

First look at the new CycleOps Joule and Joule GPS, PowerTap hubs, PowerCal, and VR software

www.dcrainmaker.com/2011/06/first-look-at-new-cycleops-joule-and.html

This is inline price-wise with the to-be-released CompuTrainer RacerMate One Suite – which will offer some overlapping areas of functionality (though no ability to create your own courses with video).

Any problem can be solved with a hacksaw

www.dcrainmaker.com/2008/01/any-problem-can-be-solved-with-hacksaw.html

I've still got to tackle the last holdout - the Computrainer computer.

The 2015 Swim/Bike/Run Gear I Use List

www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/05/2015-swimbikerun-gear-list.html

Currently The Girl has pushed forward an “Occupy KICKR” movement that has left me back on the CompuTrainer.

Wahoo RIVAL Multisport GPS Watch In-Depth Review

www.dcrainmaker.com/2020/11/wahoo-rival-multisport-gps-watch-review.html

Remember CompuTrainer? Yup – Wahoo was the legit ‘CompuTrainer Killer’.

Putting together the Vasa Swim Trainer/Ergometer in less than 90 seconds

www.dcrainmaker.com/2011/06/putting-together-vasa-swim.html

In my ways it reminded me quite a bit of the CompuTrainer in terms of heaviness, except these boxes were bigger and harder to move around.

A look at the 2012 Washington DC Multisport Expo

www.dcrainmaker.com/2012/03/look-at-2012-washington-dc-multisport.html

Like previous years, Bonzai held CompuTrainer racers within the grounds of their massive booth estate.

Checking out the EZ-Trainer iPad ANT+ App

www.dcrainmaker.com/2011/02/checking-out-ez-trainer-ipad-ant-app.html

But more importantly, it’s the only computer-based platform aside from the TACX or CompuTrainer that allows you to display your actual data in real-time (ok, Golden Cheetah has it too these days).