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CompuTrainer begins to open up access to apps, Kinomap demos WiFi CompuTrainer control and announced Android app

This week at Interbike, both CompuTrainer and Kinomap have made a number of announcements around application control and usage with the CompuTrainer trainer.  Let’s dive into them. CompuTrainer’s ‘Open Source’ First up is potentially the beginning of CompuTrainer opening up … Read More Here

A look at CompuTrainer ANT+ integration via ctANT+

On Wednesday an application developer jumped onto the scene with what is probably the coolest new completed CompuTrainer development in years: The ability to use ANT+ sensors directly with CompuTrainer.  This replaces much of the cabling that is typically required … Read More Here

How To (Sorta) Make Your CompuTrainer Wireless: PerfPro’s CT Smart Wireless Bridge

While the company is no longer in business (and still, nobody seems to know who purchased the CompuTrainer assets specifically from RacerMate), there are undoubtedly many CompuTrainers left in service out there. And aside from a handful connected with the … Read More Here

The New (CompuTrainer) Training Room

As I alluded to a week or so ago, the Girl and I were a bit busy transforming an unused room in the townhouse. See, when I bought the place some 6 years ago, there was always this room downstairs … Read More Here

Review of new Computrainer Interactive Real Course Video’s

I have impeccable timing. I choose to get one of the new CompuTrainer Interactive Real Course Video’s during one of the last weeks that I’ll regularly use my trainer this year. With the weather today hitting 70*, and with daylight … Read More Here

In Depth CompuTrainer Review

Over 18 months ago (September 07), I bought a CompuTrainer as my primary indoor trainer.  All last winter I meant to write up a review of it.  But alas, it never happened.  Until now. The CompuTrainer is like most other … Read More Here

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

(Side Note: I have no idea what on earth this clipart image is depicting.  I was searching for random images to use for this post using the Microsoft  Word clipart selection and out of curiosity entered ‘triathlon’ – and got … Read More Here

The End of An Era: CompuTrainer Ceases Production

Earlier today RacerMate, which has long made the CompuTrainer and other high performance trainers, notified sponsored athletes that the company is shuttering their CompuTrainer product line, as initially reported by Tom Demerly.  By this evening I was able to confirm … Read More Here

RacerMate (CompuTrainer) resolves RacerMate One contract issues, might release this summer

Just a brief post to relay some information that is definitely of interest to some of you out there.  This afternoon an e-mail went out from the company notifying folks that they have resolved the contractual issues that have kept … Read More Here

An update on the CompuTrainer RacerMate One Suite

It was a year ago this week where we got one of the first public looks at the RacerMate One suite, during Interbike last year.  Since then it’s been a long road for the Seattle based company as they’ve sought … Read More Here

A look at CompuTrainer’s new RacerMate One software suite

Back in July RacerMate announced a complete overhaul of their existing CompuTrainer software, which came in multiple pieces.  The new software suite – dubbed RacerMate One – would integrate all of the existing software components together under one roof, while … Read More Here

A bit of time playing with the Tacx VR Trainer

Over the past few months I’ve received more and more e-mail asking what I thought about the Tacx trainers, and how I thought they compared to RacerMate’s CompuTrainer.  And it wasn’t until I started poking at the Tacx trainers that … Read More Here

An inside look at TrainerRoad, a way to make your regular trainer like a mock-CompuTrainer

Last week I had the chance to sit down (well, actually, stand around) and talk with the guys behind the up and coming TrainerRoad application.  Many of you are familiar with the CompuTrainer and the ability to gather real-time data … Read More Here

The Winter 2014-2015 Trainer App In-Depth Guide

After my recent Winter 2014-2015 trainer recommendations post, many of you have been asking about trainer apps.  I decided against combining it with the trainer recommendations post in order to give its full due in a standalone post.  In retrospect … Read More Here

Weekly Mailbag–July 10th, 2010

Here’s this week’s edition of the weekly mailbag.  This is a weekly series where I feature a handful of the e-mailed questions I received from the previous week or so.  I try and pick a wide variety of questions. Some … Read More Here

DIY: How I made a trainer bike computer/iPad/phone stand for $30

I’m often testing a multitude of devices on the bike at once, usually just due to the limited time I have to try and gather data across the 4-5 products I might have in the queue for the bike alone.  … Read More Here

CompuTrainer to add WiFi controller, ANT+ & Bluetooth Smart support

RacerMate, the maker of the CompuTrainer, is preparing to release a new controller that includes support for WiFi, ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart.  They had the head unit (controller) on hand within their booth this year at Interbike, and were able … Read More Here

First look at Wahoo Fitness KICKR ANT+/Bluetooth Smart Trainer with power meter

The KICK may very well be the most interesting trainer ever made. Here’s a first hands-on look at the unit, and the features it’s going to offer both consumers and developers alike. Read More Here

A weekend with dueling power meters, activity monitors and more!

After a rather busy travel week last week, I was looking forward to relaxing a bit this weekend.  I landed safely back in DC around 1AM Saturday morning.  I mention ‘safely’ since our plane had a minor gear issue which … Read More Here

Voted off the island!

Ha!  Awesome!  I was watching tonight’s Survivor – more out of interest after my trip to Palau over the holiday break than the show itself.  We had been told that the tribal council area was at a place near where … Read More Here

Week in Review–December 11th, 2010

I’ve long since wondered what to do with all the random tidbits of things I collect each week – or the little thoughts that don’t quite make for a full post.  But I finally came up with a solution: The … Read More Here

A weekend with a lot of walking, running, and comparing power output

I’ve been testing the Nike+ Fuel lately, and by the amount of walking I’m doing – there’s been no better time to do so than the present!  For example, Saturday ended up with more than 27,000 steps! Below, here, towards … Read More Here

Going old school: Using a bike trainer from 1976

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I have an eBay alert setup for any time the word ‘CompuTrainer’ is listed within a description on eBay.  While I’m not really in the market for a 3rd CompuTrainer, I’m always entertained by … Read More Here

Umpteen ways to measure your heart rate

For reasons unclear to me, this week has turned out to be the week of heart rate related devices plopping onto my doorstep.  So let’s rundown a quick preview of stuff I’ll be posting more in depth over the next … Read More Here

A detailed walkthrough of my 4:30AM 90-minute trainer workout

I’m flying at 41,004ft, headed southeasterly over Nahr az Zab, Iraq with a glaringly bright sun shining into the cabin of my very empty airplane.  But this morning certainly didn’t start out in the sun.  Nope, it started out in … Read More Here