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The Massive Black Friday 2022 Sports Tech Deals List!

Here’s your complete guide to sports tech deals, sorted by category and updated constantly throughout the day, often hourly with new deals. Most links here help support the site – which I greatly appreciate! These four DC Rainmaker partner sites … Read More Here

Zwift Adds New Roads, Brings Back Other Features, Apple TV 4K 2022 Update Timelines

Consider this post a Zwift potpourri of updates. Depending on your time zone on this planet, last night Zwift rolled out a new update that adds a bunch of new pavement (and dirt..and sand) to the platform, while also bringing … Read More Here

Peloton Bike In-Depth Long Term Review: Three Years Later

It’s been nearly three years since I bought the original/base Peloton Bike, and lucky for you it’s still the same model being sold now. Sure, there’s the newer and more expensive Peloton Bike+ (for which I have a review on … Read More Here

Wahoo Adds Voice Chat to RGT Racing & Training, Further SYSTM Expansions

Wahoo has announced its major changes for the Wahoo SYSTM & RGT apps (Wahoo acquired RGT this past spring), including new routes in both platforms, as well as being the first major platform to add integrated voice chat between riders … Read More Here

Tacx NEO Bike Plus In-Depth Review

Garmin has just launched their newest smart bike, the Tacx NEO Bike Plus. This new model is a modest update to the previous edition, but does significantly overhaul the handlebar shifters, making them virtually identical to real road bike shifters. … Read More Here

Zwift Hub Smart Trainer In-Depth Review: The Best Bang For Your Buck?

Today Zwift starts selling their first smart trainer, the Zwift Hub. Announced about a month ago, this ‘new’ smart trainer is essentially a repackaged JetBlack VOLT V2 trainer, but at a substantially lower price point than virtually every other direct … Read More Here

Zwift Hub $499 Smart Trainer Hands-On: A Competition Killer?

Update – October 3rd, 2022: The Zwift Hub has now started shipping, and with it, I’ve released my full Zwift Hub In-Depth Review. In that review, you’ll find my accuracy testing on the final firmware/hardware, as well as all the … Read More Here

Wahoo KICKR Smart Trainer V6 (2022) In-Depth Review

 New indoor trainer/bike season is heating up again this week, with Wahoo announcing not just one, but two new devices today – the Wahoo KICKR V6 as well as the new Wahoo KICKR Bike V2. Both of these trainers … Read More Here

Saris Cycling Group Acquired by C+A Global

Saris has announced they’ve been acquired by C+A Global, a company you’ve probably never heard of. As you may remember from earlier this past summer, Saris found itself in  court, and selected to sell itself as part of a fast-track … Read More Here

Amazon Early Access Sports Tech Deals Round-Up

As you may have heard, Amazon is running a so-called “Early Access Sale” with Black Friday-like sale prices on October 11th and 12th. I’ve rounded up the best sports technology-related sales, or just sales on things that I like/use a … Read More Here

TrainerRoad Starts To Tackle Running Support

Back a few weeks ago, TrainerRoad staff posted to their forums that they were opening up a public beta toggle to get initial running metrics within the TrainerRoad platform. Up till now, it’s only been cycling focused in terms of … Read More Here

Technogym Ride Smart Indoor Bike In-Depth Review

There are smart bikes, and then there are smart bikes. The indoor smart bike market over the last few years has exploded with options. Up until about three years ago, most indoor bikes were less smart, and more industrial-gym focused. … Read More Here

10 Years Ago Today–Wahoo Announced the KICKR: Here’s a Blast From The Past

It wasn’t always like this. That is to say, just over a decade ago, there was no such thing as 3rd party trainer apps like Zwift or TrainerRoad. Or for that matter, even 3rd party trainers. Nor were there communication … Read More Here

Saris Announces New Upgraded H4 Smart Trainer

Today is apparently new-trainer day, with Saris joining in on announcing a new smart trainer, their H4. This new unit follows in the footsteps of the previous Hammer namesake trainers, most recently the Saris H3 from 2019. This new H4 … Read More Here

A Look at MyWhoosh Indoor Cycling App: A First Ride Explainer

This year at Eurobike, the MyWhoosh stand was the largest indoor training stand app at Eurobike. Granted, it was also kinda the only one, given that Zwift didn’t show up, and others like TrainerRoad have never shown at Eurobike. Nonetheless, … Read More Here

Zwift Cancels Smart Bike Hardware Plans, Announces Significant Layoffs

Just two weeks ago Wahoo announced a round of layoffs to mitigate the dropping (or rather, normalizing) of indoor cycling hardware sales, and prior to that Peloton did the same. Now Zwift is following suit with a round of layoffs … Read More Here

Wahoo Announces Acquisition of RGT Cycling, Consolidated Wahoo X Subscription

Wahoo Fitness has announced today the acquisition of the RGT Cycling app (formerly Road Grand Tours), as well as announcing their new Wahoo X Subscription Service, which combines the membership for both apps under one umbrella. In short, subscribers of … Read More Here

TrueKinetix TrueTrainer Announced: First Look

This year at Eurobike, TrueKinetix announced their first smart trainer, which takes many of the features found in their higher-end smart bike, the TrueBike. This trainer has a slate of things we simply haven’t seen before on other smart trainers. … Read More Here

Zwift Bans Cheat Whistleblower: A Deeper Dive Into the Issue

[Update – Feb 26th, 9:30AM US Eastern: See ‘Updated’ section below – Zwift has backtracked and rescinded the ban.] On the doorstep of Zwift’s biggest event of the year – the UCI sanctioned Esports World Championship, which is later today … Read More Here

Is Zwift About to Acquire TrainerRoad?

If one were reading the tea leaves of the indoor trainer industry, they’d probably be seeing some pretty interesting things. Over the past three weeks, we’ve seen increasingly clear signs that something substantial is about to occur between the two … Read More Here

How-To: Using Zwift and TrainerRoad Concurrently

For many of you more tech-focused folks, this quick how-to guide will be old hat to you. However, as was made abundantly clear to me a few days ago when I posted a picture on my Instagram stories of me … Read More Here

Saris Begins Process To Sell The Company: The Backstory On How It Ended Here

Over the last 3-4 months, Saris has worked tirelessly behind the scenes trying to avoid the fate that no business ever wants to face. However, in the last few weeks, it became clear there was no other option, as Saris … Read More Here

Zwift Shows Off Zwift Ride Smartbike & Zwift Wheel Hardware Designs

 Zwift appears to have just pre-announced their own new Zwift bike & Zwift trainer, in a hardware purchasing survey that went out to a selection of users. The survey outlined two new Zwift products – a smart bike called … Read More Here

Zwift Racer Caught Cheating Using Recent Weight Changing Hack

Well, that didn’t take long. Zwift’s official race partner, WTRL, has seemingly disqualified their first individual for using the recently published mid-race weight-changing cheat. The individual cheated last night during Race 8 of this season’s WTRL Zwift Racing League event. … Read More Here

Zwift Details Challenges With Building Their Own Hardware

CyclingTips today published a great ‘From the Top’ podcast episode about the history of Zwift, talking to both Jon Mayfield and Eric Min. Those two, being two of the co-founders of the platform, with Jon bringing the initial development/technical side … Read More Here