Author Archives: Ray Maker

Hands-on: Wahoo’s new KICKR CLIMB Incline Simulator

While this Eurobike is a bit quieter when it comes to major new trainers, we do have one item that’s definitely unique coming out of the Wahoo camp: An incline simulator. The new Wahoo CLIMB will raise and lower the … Read More Here

PowerTap lowers P1 pedal price to $999, matches Garmin Vector 3

In a move that took a mere 3 hours, PowerTap has responded to Garmin’s new Vector 3 pedal debut by matching their price.  The Vector 3 pedals were announced earlier today at a price of $999, which was $200 less … Read More Here

Garmin Edge 1030 In-Depth Review

After over three years, Garmin has updated its flagship GPS navigation computer with a new edition – the Edge 1030.  This new large-screen style unit features a longer battery life along with a new external battery pack option.  Not only … Read More Here

Hands-on: Garmin Vector 3 Power Meter

Today Garmin announced their third generation of power meters, Vector 3.  This new unit brings sweeping changes both easily seen outside, but also internally as well.  In fact, I’d argue the internal changes are far more important than the new … Read More Here

The Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch: Everything you need to know

Today Fitbit launched their first legit smartwatch with 3rd party apps, wireless payments, and music support onboard.  That’s all in addition to a revamped optical heart rate sensor, refreshed GPS platform, new coaching services, and a boatload of smaller features … Read More Here

Hands-on: Stages LR Dual Left/Right Power Meter

Today Stages (finally) announced their long seen but never sold dual left/right power meter, the Stages LR.  This new system simply adds in right-side measurement to what has long been Stages left-leg only product line. Of course, long-time power meter … Read More Here

Wahoo rolls out planned workout support, FE-C trainer support in ELEMNT/BOLT

Today Wahoo checked off another box on the ELEMNT & ELEMNT BOLT series, by adding in support for executing structured pre-programmed workouts on both cycling computers.  In addition, they also added in support for controlling 3rd party trainers via ANT+ … Read More Here

Power2Max NG ECO In-Depth Review

I know, you’re confused.  You’re thinking to yourself – didn’t he just review the Power2Max NG last month?  And indeed, I did. But this isn’t the Power2Max NG.  It’s the Power2Max NG ECO. Well, that’s a different beast. The ECO … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

This weekend was split on both sides of the Atlantic.  I spent the first portion in Paris, and the second half in NYC.  It was like being a super-model, without the model part.  Just super I guess. 1) More indoor … Read More Here

Garmin quietly drops the price of Edge 520 to match Wahoo BOLT

The Battle Royale between Garmin and Wahoo on bike computers continues to heat up with each side sending up stronger and stronger serves…all to the benefit of us consumers. After a number of weeks of Wahoo throwing down (first with … Read More Here

GoPro Karma Grip Gimbal In-Depth Review

I get detailed on the GoPro Karma Grip, Grip Extension, Hero5 Black, and Seeker bag in a 10-month test of how things actually work and hold up.

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

Here’s a look at what I was up to this weekend, which includes a healthy dose of sports tech as well as a bit of fun with the family riding around! 1) So much unboxing I can’t really even begin … Read More Here

Feiyu Tech G5 Action Cam Gimbal In-Depth Review

Ahh yes, gimbals.  It’s the magic that makes your average footage look beautiful.  It’s what keeps shaky stuff from being unusable, and what makes selfie-sticks feel like a simple tree branch. You might remember last year I did a review … Read More Here

The 2017 Giveaway Extravaganza Winners!

Wow – yet another massive Giveaway Extravaganza in the books! Yesterday was pretty crazy once again, with what can only described as an absolute crapton of people stopping by the site to enter the dozen giveaways.  You’ve once again stated … Read More Here

Suunto Spartan Trainer Wrist HR In-Depth Review (It’s a full triathlon watch for $279)

I think Suunto finally got their groove back.  After what I’d argue as 1-2 years of being a bit lost, today they’ve nailed it with a product that hits the target audience perfectly and does so at an awesome price.  … Read More Here

Giveaway Extravaganza: Garmin Forerunner 935 GPS Watch

All good things must come to an end. And this, my friends, is the end. To wrap things up I’m giving away my current running and triathlon watch – the Garmin Forerunner 935.  Affectionately known as a plastic Fenix 5, … Read More Here

Giveaway Extravaganza: GoPro Hero5 Black

It’s rare that I leave the house without an action camera in my pocket.  And when I do, it’s almost always the GoPro Hero5 Black. Be it for a run, a ride, or just a trip to the pool with … Read More Here

Giveaway Extravaganza: Polar A370 & Polar M460

Sometimes you need a breather.  And other times you just want to double-down. With only three giveaway sets left, I figured we’d double-down in this one.  Not one, but two devices this time! The A370 is Polar’s latest optical HR … Read More Here

Giveaway Extravaganza: Tacx Neo Smart Trainer

Boom – time to kick this up another notch! You wanna train like me? No problem. First, start with cupcakes. Lots of them.  Then, probably some pasta (fresh, preferably).  And finally, add in the Tacx Neo trainer.  Bike also required. … Read More Here

Giveaway Extravaganza: Garmin VIRB 360 Action Cam

What if you could always capture everything, all the time.  Well, with the VIRB 360 you can.  I mean, as long as it’s not behind your back.  Or behind a wall.  Or behind any other opaque object.  But glass is … Read More Here

Giveaway Extravaganza: The Anything Unannounced Soon Giveaway!

What if I could give you the future? Or more specifically, the unannounced future? Yup, I’m going to do just that. Over the next 3.5 weeks there’s going to be a crapton of new products announced.  Almost all of these … Read More Here

Giveaway Extravaganza: PowerTap P1 Power Meter Pedals

It’s time to kick this party up a (another) notch. For this next gifting I’ll be handing out two pedals.  Albeit, just one set.  But still, you do technically get two of something. These PowerTap P1 pedals will handily measure … Read More Here

Giveaway Extravaganza: Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT

I’m not gonna lie, I think it would be somewhat funny if for the winner of this giveaway, I initially just stuck a hardware store bolt in an envelope, and then wrote ‘Wahoo’ on the side with a Sharpie.  Just … Read More Here

Giveaway Extravaganza: Favero Assioma Duo Power Meter Pedals

You’ve got the power. And…that’s as clever as I could get for this one. Well, in actuality you have some power.  Whether or not you have much power remains to be seen.  And these power meter pedals from Favero (better … Read More Here

Giveaway Extravaganza: Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR

Look at that, we’re onto Giveaway #3. Feelin’ tired yet?  No?!? Good, then go out for a run.  And for that activity you could use the new Spartan Sport Wrist HR, which includes a fancy optical heart rate sensor embedded … Read More Here