5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

It’s been a while since a ‘5 Random Things’ post. Not because I haven’t been doing things, but because they’re a bit less random. With everything pretty locked down, our weekend routine is pretty ‘repeatable’ – especially in the winter. … Read More Here

Stages adds ANT+ Bike Lights Support, Suunto 7 Firmware Update, and Zwift Large Event Update

We’ve got three notable updates going into the weekend that are worthy of a quick chat. Plus one more that might drop sometime over the weekend, maybe Monday. We’ll see. But for now, we’ve got some notable news in the … Read More Here

My Favorite $8 Zwift Apple TV Accessory

If there’s anything I’ve learned in the last few years, it’s that y’all really like hearing about my favorite inexpensive accessories. Be it the $8 Garmin charging pucks or the indoor cycling desk that’s half the price of Wahoo’s – … Read More Here

Google Completes Acquisition of Fitbit: Analysis of What It Means

More than a year after Google first announced their planned acquisition of Fitbit, it’s finally complete. Or at least, complete from the legal standpoint. The real work actually begins now, of figuring out how to integrate the two companies and … Read More Here

GoPro Labs 2021 New Features For Hero 9, Hero 8, Hero 7 and Max

For pretty much the second time in GoPro’s history, they just now added camera features to significantly older cameras – in this case, the Hero 7 in particular (the other time was the GoPro webcam mode). You may remember last … Read More Here

15 Years This Week: The Forerunner 305 Was Released: How does it test now?

It was 15 years ago this past week that the Forerunner 305 was released, at CES 2006 (Consumer Electronics Show). Arguably the device that began it all from a GPS running watch standpoint, its famed reddish color made it easy … Read More Here

Scosche Announces New Rhythm+ 2.0 Optical HR Armband

Here’s your complete details on what’s new and different with the new Scosche Rhythm+ 2.0 optical HR armband, which transmits dual ANT+ & Bluetooth Smart. Read More Here

Quick Heads Up: DC Rainmaker Webinar Livestream on Saturday!

Hey folks, happy weekend! Just a quick heads up that tomorrow (Saturday the 9th), I’ll be doing a Livestream presentation/talk/webinar for one of India’s largest running clubs with more than 17,000 members – the Hyderabad Runners. Unlike most of my … Read More Here

Here’s What Happens When You Order a $35 Power Meter

Remember IQ2? The Kickstarter-based startup that’s been trying to produce a budget power meter for about 33 months now? You might recall late spring 2019 they announced a change in direction from a small crank-arm attached pod to a full … Read More Here

New 2021 GPS Accuracy Issue Impacting Some Garmin, Suunto, other GPS Devices

Update: As of Sunday morning this should be resolved, however, you’ll want to ensure your GPS has fully synced before heading out, and it doesn’t hurt to give it a few extra mins outside before pressing start. Just a super … Read More Here

Wahoo Releases Accuracy Fix for KICKR V5/2020: Test Results

Over six months ago, when the Wahoo KICKR V5/2020 was released it contained one not insignificant flaw: It’d overshoot efforts, sometimes by hundreds of watts, when the flywheel speed was low. Meaning, typically when your speed was low and you … Read More Here

Video Long-Form Discussion on Best (and worst) Cycling Gadgets of 2020

Hey folks – just a quick one here today to share an episode I recorded with Het is Koers here in the Netherlands, which translated from Dutch to English would come out roughly as ‘The Game is On’. According to … Read More Here

Getting the Christmas Tree Home via Bike: 2020 Edition

It’s that time of year again! Or rather, it was a few weeks ago. But – the key thing is I’ve squeaked into home with this annual tradition of a post. And this year we stepped it up to video … Read More Here

Zwift Rolls out Running Pace Partners: First impressions

Last week Zwift announced that Pace Partners for running would be arriving on the platform this week, and indeed, as of earlier today they have now arrived. For those unfamiliar, Pace Partners were launched on the cycling side of Zwift … Read More Here

Week in Review–December 20th, 2020

The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I’ve written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting – generally endurance sports related. I’ve often wondered … Read More Here

A Month Later: The Peak Design Cycling Case/Mount System

In less than 15 hours the Peak Design mobile mount system Kickstarter will end. I posted about this almost a month ago as part of one of my 5 Random Things, noting that the box of prototypes had arrived, and … Read More Here

Apple Fitness Plus Review: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know

This week Apple launched their new Apple Fitness Plus (also written simply as Fitness+), which is their premium fitness subscription service with guided/coached workouts. It’s designed to compete with not just platforms like Peloton, but also real-world places like your … Read More Here

Week in Review–December 13th, 2020

The Week in Review is a collection of both all the goodness I’ve written during the past week around the internet, as well as a small pile of links I found interesting – generally endurance sports related. I’ve often wondered … Read More Here

Behind the DCR Cave: How I Made A Smart Package Delivery Box

Last month on my Instagram Stories I published a quick set of photos of assembling a package delivery box. Nothing special per se, but I noted how I also hooked it up to a cheap WiFi sensor so I could … Read More Here

The Massive 2020 Sportswatch Year in Review with DesFit

Back by popular demand, DesFit has just published our sprawling 2020 Sportswatch Year in Review video, where we iterate through nearly 20 different watches from the beginning of the year to the end – discussing the highs and the lows. … Read More Here

Tacx Boost Trainer In-Depth Review

Today Tacx has announced the Tacx Boost trainer. Err…re-announced the Tacx Boost trainer. It was previously, for the last 9 years, the Tacx Booster trainer. But as part of a consolidation of the budget non-smart trainer offerings, the company has … Read More Here

Hammerhead Karoo 2 In-Depth Review

In most ways, the Hammerhead Karoo 2 is probably the most eagerly anticipated bike computer release of 2020. And not just because I feel like we’ve been waiting and talking about this moment for nearly the entire year, but because … Read More Here

GoPro Hero 9 Charging Door Accessory: Video Review Posted

This is a super quick post just for the handful of you that are into action cam stuffs but who might not also subscribe to the DC Rainmaker YouTube channel. Because, that’s where most of my action/cam drone stuff ends … Read More Here

SHIFT Smart Trainer: First Project To Make A Peloton Bike Zwift Accessory

With over 1.3 million Peloton connected bikes in circulation these days (and adding ~250,000 per quarter), they’ve quickly become (by far) the most common model of indoor cycling bike found in people’s homes. And as Peloton popularity soars, so does … Read More Here

Quick App Reviews: Wandrer Tracks Your Quest To Ride Every Road

Every once in a while I get a bit excited to do short app reviews here on the site. Nothing crazy, just talking about smaller apps that I find interesting and that others might never have heard of. The thing … Read More Here