Author Archives: DC Rainmaker

Kommander Review: Zwift Control For Your Handlebars

Looking for a way to control Zwift from your handlebars with dedicated clickable buttons for using PowerUps, navigation, and changing camera views? Or perhaps increasing intensity during a structured workout? The new Kommander buttons aim to solve exactly that. The … Read More Here

A Snowy Cargo Bike & Sports Tech VLOG

Back a week or two ago it got all snowy here in the Netherlands. It’s sorta a rare thing, and even more so, is the fact that it actually stayed on the ground for a meaningful amount of time. It … Read More Here

Strava Adds Indoor Workout Recording to App (For all users): Quick How-To Guide

Undoubtedly, for many readers of this site, you’ve probably got a watch or twelve to record your indoor workout on. But, if you’re still narrowing down options from my recommendations guide, then this new tidbit might be applicable to you. … Read More Here

Make Everything a Zwift Ride with this Meme Generator

Now you can make not just outside rides, but anything at all into a Zwift ride. Here’s how. Read More Here

Zwift Bans Another Pro, This Time With History of Data Tampering

Zwift bans another pro, this time with a history of data tampering across two seasons and more. Here’s all the details on this surprisingly brazen act. Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

And in just a matter of days it’s gone from freezing temps with once in a decade snowstorms and ice skating here in the Netherlands, to the warmest day ever recorded for yesterday (Feb 21st). And just like last weekend … Read More Here

Strava Photo Heatmap Added to VeloViewer: Here’s how it works

I suppose exactly what to call this is a bit fuzzy, but basically VeloViewer has mashed up your Strava photos with your heatmap, allowing you to see the two blended together in photographic glory. And if there’s anything that gets … Read More Here

Trying to find a trainer in stock? A nifty alerting tool for you (US/Europe)

TLDR: You can now get instant alerts when trainers are in stock, go here. You know what I’m surprisingly good at? Pressing the refresh button on the Internet. Seriously, if someone gave me a task to find something in stock, … Read More Here

Garmin Enduro GPS Watch In-Depth Review

Let’s just get this out of the way upfront: There’s precisely one reason – and ONLY one reason to buy the Garmin Enduro: You want really long battery life, and are OK with that at the expense of any other … Read More Here

NURVV Run In-Depth Review

There have been many running efficiency products over the years, usually designed to analyze aspects of your running technique, and then ideally provide real-time (during run) or post-run feedback on how to improve. The form of these products varies, but … Read More Here

Tech Tidbits: Garmin GPS Offsets Again and PowerTap Units Discontinued

As we round out Wednesday, there’s a few tidbits of news that are definitely worth mentioning – especially this first one as a heads up for Garmin users to ensure you don’t get any wonky GPS tracks over the next … Read More Here

Polar Verity Sense (Optical HR Sensor Band) In-Depth Review

Polar has launched an updated version of their standalone optical HR sensor, taking the existing Polar OH1 and adding new features and capabilities, and re-branding it as the Verity Sense. For those familiar with my reviews & testing, you’ll know … Read More Here

Moxy Launches Kickstarter for Training Portal Platform and Device

If you’ve been around the endurance sports tech scene long enough, you’ll know that Moxy has been around this connected sphere longer than most – even if you didn’t quite understand exactly what their product does, or how best to … Read More Here

A Quick Review: A $17 Weight Scale that Syncs to Zwift (1byone Smart Scale)

For those unfamiliar, the speed you go in Zwift is entirely based on your weight and power output – with some added trimmings, including height/virtual bike/wheels/etc… But really, it all hinges on your weight. As a good citizen of Zwift … Read More Here

Peloton Bike+ (Plus) In-Depth Review

In this deep-dive Peloton Bike+ review I dig into all the aspects from new features to accuracy, to ride feel and more – all after 5 months of usage and testing. Read More Here

How to Sideload Android Apps On Your Hammerhead Karoo 1 & Karoo 2

Without hesitation or question, my favorite feature of the Hammerhead Karoo series (such as the newer Karoo 2) is the ability to record the screen – allowing me to show you exactly what I’m seeing. It enables me to get … Read More Here

Skydio 2 Drone 65KPH Wind & Waves Cycling Test

If you’re a regular subscriber of my YouTube Channel you know that one of my ‘specialties’ is high wind drone testing – basically pushing the drones to the limits of their capabilities in conditions that most people wouldn’t want to … Read More Here

Garmin Lily Fitness Smartwatch In-Depth Review

Garmin has launched a new fitness tracker that extends the brand’s offerings further into the stylish realm. On the surface, Lily might seem similar to the existing Vívomove series (including the Vívomove Style). However, there are numerous differences compared to … Read More Here

Wahoo Starts Shipping KICKR 2020 Direct Connect Cable: Hands-on Details

Last summer when Wahoo announced the KICKR V5/2020, one of the new features was a new port on the side of the trainer that would allow you to plug it into your home (or office) network, as a means to … Read More Here

Tacx Update: Tacx NEO 2 SE Explainer, and Tacx Smart Bike Tidbits

Today’s post is going to combine two totally unrelated Tacx things into a single post, because nothing says Friday better than new consolidation. First up, I’ve got a quick explainer on the mysterious Tacx NEO 2 SE trainer (because no, … Read More Here

Zwift Rolls Out Steering to Wahoo KICKR Smart Bike

Tonight’s Zwift update has enabled steering for the Wahoo KICKR Bike (which are actually in-stock these days). This long-awaited step finally makes it possible to use all features of Zwift in one of the most expensive smart bikes in the … Read More Here

Let’s Talk Security Tech About President Biden’s Peloton Bike

Over the last week there’s been a surprising amount of concerned speculation that President Biden would be unable to take his apparently beloved Peloton Bike to the White House, citing security concerns. The reason is that the Peloton Bikes contain … Read More Here

Suunto Movescount Begins Final Shutdown on Tuesday

There are few sports tech stories that have longer plot lines than a Netflix series – but the turndown of Suunto’s once flagship online platform is giving Game of Thrones a run for its money. But, to quote arguably factually … Read More Here

Wahoo Further Clarifies Canyon/Trek/Giant KICKR Incompatibilities with New Adapter

If there’s anything the internet is good at, it’s sleuthing through imagery to find inconsistent details. Last month when Wahoo and Canyon casually dropped a support update out saying that the Canyon Ultimate CF frames (specifically the rim brake variants) … Read More Here

COROS Rolls Out Update Adding Waypoint Navigation: Hands-on

COROS has begun rolling out a new firmware update today that adds in more exacting time splits for certain sports, as well as a new waypoints-like feature for outdoor route navigation. In addition, the running track mode now supports structured … Read More Here