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This is a 30 minute live-to-tape Q&A format show where listeners ask Ray Maker of DCrainmaker.com questions about sports technology and other random topics. Ray offer his expert opinion, and co-host Ben Hobbs of TRStriathlon.com offers smart-ass commentary. To leave a voice message for Ray or Ben, visit trstriathlon.com/radio.

This is a 30 minute live-to-tape Q&A format show where listeners ask Ray Maker of DCrainmaker.com questions about sports technology and other random topics. Ray offer his expert opinion, and co-host Ben Hobbs of TRStriathlon.com offers smart-ass commentary. To leave a voice message for Ray or Ben, visit trstriathlon.com/radio.
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This is a 30 minute live-to-tape Q&A format show where listeners ask Ray Maker of DCrainmaker.com questions about sports technology and other random topics. Ray offer his expert opinion, and co-host Ben Hobbs of TRStriathlon.com offers smart-ass commentary. To leave a voice message for Ray or Ben, visit trstriathlon.com/radio.

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Episodes

FIT82 Strava's Relive Nightmare, Tour de France & Giro Rosa Tech

7/18/2019
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We're back from the Tour de France & Giro Rosa complete with plenty of sports tech tidbits, recorded in front of a complete studio audience at the DCR Open House. Enjoy all sorts of fun! Here's the full topic list: - Wahoo acquiring Sufferfest - Suffolligans? Walandirans? What this all means. - Strava vs Relive - What the in the API is going on? And why is Spongebob Squarepants involved? - Tour Tech - From the Tour de France and Giro Rosa - Trainers / Power Meters / Head Units -...

Duration:01:05:33

FIT81 Eleven Ways Shimano-Based Power Meters Fail

7/6/2019
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Sorry for Ray's clipped audio. We were just too excited being all in the same room we didn't triple check it. My bad (My = Ray). On the bright side, we packed a ton of stuff in there this week with lots of good discussion: - The Rivet: A Zwift competitor? Or too soon? - FulGaz and Trainer App Price Bumps - Shimano Based Dual Sided Power Meter Failures - Edge 530/830 firmware updates & recommendations - Unboxing Forerunner 945 to paying for lunch with Garmin Pay timed test - Apple...

Duration:01:07:41

FIT80 No KOM's in Rental Cars

6/30/2019
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There was a lot of air this week. Here's all the filler: - Zwift Time Trial Mode, and Group Ride Fence updates - FulGaz: New Training features & ERG mode - Garmin GPS Chipset Rabbit Hole - IQ^2 Never Ending Updates - Polar Ignite GPS Watch - Lama Lab tests of the Crown Rollers - BKool AIR Testing Tidbits - New Stryd Running Power Meter Wind Tunnel Testing - Some fun behind the scenes tidbits Check back weekly for new episodes! Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Ray's...

Duration:00:52:26

FIT79 Shady Kickstarter Rabbit Holes

6/24/2019
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Here's what you'll get to enjoy this week: - Shady advertisers on the internet re-using our content - The Absolute One Cycling Computer - Kickstarter: Bad rap deserved? - Shimano Di2 Wireless Module Bluetooth Update - Wahoo KICKR CORE Firmware Update, any good? - Wahoo ELMENT ROAM Updates - Garmin Extended Display Mode, what is it? - BKool Air Smart Trainer First Ride (finally!) - Crown Rollers First Ride - Power Meter Rabbit Holes That Go Deep - Beer Stockage Levels at the DCR...

Duration:00:46:20

FIT78 That time we crashed hard

6/17/2019
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Here's what's on tap this week: - Feedback from the Garmin Issues post - Stages releases new Dash units - First ride! - IQ2 Update (of course!) - TrainerRoad launches planned workout sync for Garmin - DCR Summer Open Cave Event - That time we crashed our bikes hard (or got hit by a car) - Do emergency crash detection beacons work? Check back weekly for new episodes! Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Rate this Podcast on...

Duration:00:47:49

FIT77 The Front Fell Off: Swimming with Garmin watches

6/9/2019
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Here's what's on tap this week: - Garmin Live Event Sharing Feature - Giant Power Pro power meter - TrainerRoad new Desktop App beta - Sufferfest SUF Coaching - Customized training plans - VirtuGO haunts us with Virtual Ghosts to train with! - Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM updates - Turn by turn navigation for Strava routes! - Garmin Edge Varia radar tone selection… the beep is back! - Ray’s Garmin Watch Swim fail in triathlon - A Rant on General Garmin stability/buginess - Apple WatchOS 6...

Duration:00:52:44

FIT76 Snap, crackle, pop. Sounds bike computers and F-16's make.

5/31/2019
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Hey folks, sorry for the delay this week, we were waiting on something to go live that we had talked about, and finally it did. Enjoy! - Wahoo halts ROAM shipments till July - Zwift ToS Update v2 - Suunto 5 Watch Preview - F-16 puts a halt to SIDI orders in the US - GranFondo New York Strava stats overview - Both the WattBike ATOM and Kinetic R1 Trainer lands in Australia this week - SRAM bump the PowerTap G3 hub to US$499 - ‘Esports bibs’.... Really? - Lost not Found - 4iiii’s...

Duration:00:48:11

FIT75 Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Sorta.

5/19/2019
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Here's the roundup: - Garmin Forums - Down for a week of housekeeping..and hopefully back? - The new DJI OSMO Action (cam) - The COROS Vertix Watch … a Fenix Wannabe? - Details of Ray’s FirstBeat Keynote - Zwift Android quietly out of beta.... kind of. - Pedalling Metrics: Pedal Smoothness & Torque Effectiveness. PS, TE, or just BS? - Big 20% off sale and various other Garmin/Suunto/GoPro/etc Check back weekly for new episodes! Ray's Twitter:...

Duration:00:57:20

FIT74 Are we in violation of the Terms of Service?

5/12/2019
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Here's the roundup for the week: - STAC Performance acquired by 4iiii - Bryton 450 Cycling GPS review discussion - Giant's new crash replacement policy - FulGaz releases Android and iOS apps, what's next? - Zwift's Giro d'Italia Stage 1 course - a success? - Zwift's Terms of Service Controversial Update - Tile vs Chipolo Lost Tracker Test Results! Check back weekly for new episodes! Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Rate...

Duration:00:45:27

FIT73 Bezelgate, and new products extravaganza!

5/4/2019
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Here's the roundup for the week: - New Garmin Forerunner 945/245/45 discussion - New Wahoo ROAM Cycling GPS: Does it miss the mark? - Garmin's new Female Health Tracking Features - Polar's updates and new watch - Suunto's platform updates - Xert iOS Product Release - Samsung Fold debacle, kinda like sports tech - IQ2 changes direction Check back weekly for new episodes! Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Rate this...

Duration:00:55:49

FIT72 Do As I Say Not As I Do

4/27/2019
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Here's the roundup for the week: - Garmin's Edge 530 & 830 Deep-dive - New speed/cadence sensors with party tricks! - Canyon's new trainer ads violate own warranty statements - IQ2's 1st Kickstarter birthday - Peloton's music fiasco continues - What do people actually value on GPS bike computers? And what's the year going to look like? Check back weekly for new episodes! Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Rate this Podcast...

Duration:00:43:04

FIT71 Goats With Garmin Running Watches

4/22/2019
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Here's the roundup for the week: - Sea Otter Tech Round-Up - Ray’s Visit to Zwift HQ - Our take on the Specialized Roubaix Demo ride - The Wattbike Atom X Smart Bike - Direct force vs Power Estimators Power Meters - Tracking escaping GOATS with a Garmin Watch! Check back weekly for new episodes! Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review!

Duration:00:44:39

FIT70 Sea Otter Tech, Garmin changes, and Wahoo's big announcement

4/16/2019
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Here's the roundup for the week, complete with special guest Des from DesFit. Also, check out the rare video version of this podcast here: https://youtu.be/TdeiHw0Wk0s - Big changes from Garmin at Connect IQ Summit - Optical HR Sensor Shootout post - All you need to know about optical HR sensors. - SRAM buys PowerTap - We talk about Wahoo’s new hardware…. Announced on April 11th - TrainerRoad outdoor workouts (a two part series of announcements) - AroFly (cheap power meter!)...

Duration:00:37:30

FIT69 New podcast name, plus new Road Grand Tours Apple TV app!

4/6/2019
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This week we've got the podcast renamed (though, not yet with a fancy new podcast album cover). Plus, we take a look at the the new Road Grand Tours (now called RGT) Apple TV app and splintering of their app platform. We talk about our experiences with Magene's direct drive trainer, and dive into Ray's sports tech industry chat at a Barcelona business school. We chat about the upcoming Sea Otter show, as well as Garmin's Connect IQ Summit next week. Check back weekly for new...

Duration:00:46:22

FIT68 Lefties only, and the final new Podcast name options

3/29/2019
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We dive into what Ray's been doing in Mallorca the past few days including an update on both the Samsung Galaxy Active and Garmin MARQ Athlete watches, plus Shane takes us down the rabbit whole that was two power meter reviews (at opposite ends of the goodness spectrum). Plus we discuss Zwift's big televised event, as well as the latest Apple Watch update rolling out ECG support to a boatload more countries. Check back weekly for new episodes! Visit Ray's site for written in-depth product...

Duration:00:39:53

FIT67 Hell Has Frozen Over

3/23/2019
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Three's company! For our third revival episode we dive into the not so secret backstory behind Polar's decision to add ANT+. Plus, Tacx kills off their user support forums?!? And Peloton manages to get itself sued for $150 million. Not only that, but what the heck is the deal with the Kinetic R1 trainer - and will Zwift end up in Google Stadia? And Shane tries out the new Trek/Bontrager helmets. Check back weekly for new episodes! Visit Ray's site for written in-depth product...

Duration:00:46:33

FIT66 Private Yachts and Weight eDoping

3/15/2019
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Two in a row baby, we're officially on a roll! This week we tackle the least expensive new Fitbit, to the most expensive new $2,500 Garmin GPS watch. Plus, how quickly can you lose 8KG for proper Zwift cheating? We also tackle some news out of the Wattbike camp, and the state of the podcast feeds. Oh - and we are most definitely still looking for your suggestions on a new name. Hit up our Twitter's below to lob us ideas! Check back weekly for new episodes! Visit Ray's site for written...

Duration:00:45:58

FIT65 The Revival Show!

3/10/2019
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Yup folks - Ray is back, this time with Shane Miller of GPLama as we embark on a new podcast adventure. While the topics will be familiar, we've changed up the format a bit and going a bit deeper. Plus, we'll even change the name and podcast image once we get your suggestions, so feel free to hit us up on Twitter with all your suggestions. Check back weekly for new episodes! Visit Ray's site for written in-depth product reviews. Visit Shane's YouTube channel for sports technology...

Duration:00:56:16

DCR64 We're Back

7/8/2017
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Ben and Ray catch up after a long spring break. They discussed tiny drones, a new trainer, bike computers and they even answered a question from the audience. Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review.

Duration:00:30:49

DCR63 Facebook Live

3/30/2017
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This is a replay of Ray's recent Facebook Live session. Links: Ray's Amazon Link. Visit Ray's website to ask a question and read in-depth product reviews. Rate this Podcast on iTunes and leave a review. Check out the new Ben Hobbs Podcast here or get it on iTunes.

Duration:01:32:11