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The FIT File with DC Rainmaker and GPLAMA

Technology Podcasts

This revamped DC Rainmaker Podcast (interim working title) takes a weekly look at all the latest sports technology news, with hosts Ray Maker of DC Rainmaker, and Shane Miller of GPLAMA. We'll dive into all the latest in endurance sports from cycling to running, swimming to general fitness - and even the odd action camera or drone. All with detailed geekery analyis!

This revamped DC Rainmaker Podcast (interim working title) takes a weekly look at all the latest sports technology news, with hosts Ray Maker of DC Rainmaker, and Shane Miller of GPLAMA. We'll dive into all the latest in endurance sports from cycling to running, swimming to general fitness - and even the odd action camera or drone. All with detailed geekery analyis!

Location:

United States

Description:

This revamped DC Rainmaker Podcast (interim working title) takes a weekly look at all the latest sports technology news, with hosts Ray Maker of DC Rainmaker, and Shane Miller of GPLAMA. We'll dive into all the latest in endurance sports from cycling to running, swimming to general fitness - and even the odd action camera or drone. All with detailed geekery analyis!

Language:

English


Episodes

FIT103 Zwift layoffs and yet somehow even more new Strava features

3/26/2020
We've locked ourselves in our best padded rooms to bring you this week's episode of the FIT File Podcast, from two people as socially distance as you can possibly be! - Huge spike in people riding indoors - Is hardware getting hard to find? - Behind the scenes on sports tech availability - Strava's new intelligent route planning - What the heck is SRAM AXS Web? - Going back to indoor trainer basics - Zwift Layoffs, what does it really mean? - DCR 2020 Trainer App Guide! - Plus...

Duration:01:02:23

FIT102 Pro cycling teams migrate indoors with cancellations, opportunity for TrainerRoad?

3/13/2020
Here's what's new in this episode of the FIT File: - Sea Otter is off...then on...then conflicts?- Pro teams migrate to indoor trainer apps - What could TrainerRoad do to partner with teams this season? - And perhaps SufferFets too? - Strava's "What's Old is New Again" 2020 campaign continues - Wahoo drops price on BOLT - Then Wahoo drops a new BOLT! - Is there actually ebike integration demand? - Garmin drops price on Edge 1030/130/Varia Radar. - GoPro Hero 8 charging door...

Duration:00:41:00

FIT101 The Slow Death Spiral of a Product Review

3/7/2020
It's 101 Dalmatians time! Err...Episode 101. Here's what's new in the world of sports tech: - Strava App Updates… higher frequency! - Saris MP1 Reviews from DCR & Lama - Oreka Review - Continued Coronavirus fall-out on sports tech/events - Ray’s new mountain bike - Whoop testing update --- And on social, you'll find us at: Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate this podcast...

Duration:00:46:36

FIT100 The Impact of Coronavirus on Sports Tech

2/26/2020
Episode 100 baby!!! With sports tech warming up, we resume our mostly-weekly uploads as we march towards spring. Or, err...fall for Lama. Here's what we dive into this episode: - Coronavirus impact on sports tech - Favero gets on social media? - PRICE HIKES for sports tech! - Pioneer Exits the Power Meter Business - Wait, and a price drop! - Peloton bricks competitors bikes - The Suunto 7 Review (and a sad story) - Tacx/Garmin NEO Warranty Fiasco - Strava’s continued new features...

Duration:00:53:06

FIT99 Live Studio Audience Recording at the Tour Down Under - Ask Anything

2/7/2020
This was a special live studio audience recording of the FIT File podcast from the Tour Down Under at the Rapha pop-up shop. Guests include Wahoo lead developer Murray Hughes, sport scientist Neal Henderson, and a boatload of audience questions. Note the video version is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxUeUJVH1Kw 0:00 – Bikes, Beer, and Tech Explainer 1:50 – Introductions 5:40 – The impact of less accurate power meters in the pro peloton/athletes 15:30 – To Murray: What...

Duration:00:45:36

FIT98 The mother of all pro cycling data driven teams...and kangaroos.

1/18/2020
Here's what we covered on this weeks special episode of the FIT File: Team NTT's crazy data-driven analytics and coaching platformLeomo sensor solution for proper bike fitChatter about kangaroos, koalas, snakes, and other Australian things. Watch this episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnTcHkv1EQE And on social, you'll find us at: Shane's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gplama Ray's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Pretty please with a cherry on top remember to rate...

Duration:00:22:56

FIT97 Testing Nipple Clamps, and other Illuminating Things in The Dark

12/24/2019
Here's what we covered on this weeks episode of the FIT File: Zwift’s Crit City Course DJI Mavic Mini (DCR & Lama Experiences)RGT comes out of beta!Rouvy’s Tour de Suisse partnership, and our ideas on how to make it super cool.Wahoo KICKR Bike Update: Bike profiles & Di2 Synchro ShiftGoPro Light Mod goes live (and new magnetic nipple clamp swiveling mount)LVL TheFirst Wearable Hydration Monitorrefunds Kickstarter backers.Merry Christmas all! 1) Support Ray via Best Tech Deals Post:...

Duration:00:48:29

FIT96 Peloton, and other things that drop during the night

12/13/2019
Here's what we covered on this weeks episode of the FIT File: - Skydio 2 Review Behind the Scenes Chat - Stages Dash Gets ANT+ Radar - KICKR Bike Review & Chit-Chat - Tacx Training App New Release - Zwift Crit City...Maybe? - Rapha's expensive indoor clothes - Favero gravel bike SPD hack! - And yes, Peloton. Oh Peloton. Show links: 1) Support Ray via Best Tech Deals Post: https://dcra.in/TechDeals 2) Support Shane via YouTube Membership: https://www.youtube.com/user/gplama/ And...

Duration:00:42:58

FIT95 DCR Open House Studio Audience Special Episode with Q&A!

12/6/2019
Here's what we covered on this weeks episode of the FIT File: - Corporate acquisitions - Wearables and watches recap - Power meters - a bust? - Indoor trainers - Cycling GPS units and accessories - A huge pile of awesome Q&A questions - Our most impressive tech of 2019 Show links: 1) Support Ray via Best Tech Deals Post: https://dcra.in/TechDeals 2) Support Shane via YouTube Membership: https://www.youtube.com/user/gplama/ And on social, you'll find us at: Shane's Twitter:...

Duration:00:53:08

FIT94 Debating how best to carry a GoPro in our mouths, also who needs 25% gradients in trainers?

11/19/2019
Here's what we covered on this weeks episode of the FIT File: - Recap of the Best Sports Tech deals - Relive Relived! Wahoo Integration, is it a restart? - The Elite Zumo Smart Trainer Review - Do trainers need to simulate 25% gradients!?! - Things that LAMA puts in his mouth - GoPro releases earnings. Are they turning a corner? - DJI Mavic Mini: Who got their first flight first? - The best Garmin watch charger...for $10! Plus all sorts of other fun chatter along the way, as...

Duration:00:56:52

FIT93 Zwift Posts Jobs to Build Big Indoor Gear, Strava's CEO got Disconnected

11/12/2019
Here's what we covered on this weeks episode of the FIT File: - BKool ditches hardware - Strava's CEO departure - Zwift plans new hardware division - Peloton acquires their Taiwanese hardware manufacturer - Canyon Updates their Indoor Trainer Policy - PowerTap G4 Chit-Chat - Garmin Pace Pro goes to FR945/FR245 - Ray’s Tacx NEO 2T Full Review Plus all sorts of other fun chatter along the way, as always! Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration! Huge shout-out to our first podcast...

Duration:01:02:30

FIT92 You had one hand (picking) job: The Year of 2019 Indoor Failures

11/5/2019
Here's what we covered on this weeks episode of the FIT File: - VirtuGo goes under - DCR Smart Bike Shootout Post Discussion - Google buys Fitbit - Suunto features firmware update - DJI Mavic Mini: Lama's first drone?!? - IQ2 $25 power meter advert...or not? - Strava mapping change (thumbnails): Does it matter? Plus all sorts of other fun chatter along the way. Regrettably, this was recorded about two hours prior to Strava's CEO announcing his departure, and before Bkool sold off...

Duration:01:03:46

FIT91 Which smart trainer to get? We dive deep on all things trainers!

10/26/2019
Here's what we covered on this weeks episode of the FIT File: - Elite's new 'Upgrado' App: Firmware upgrades with Italian flare - GoPro Max: Do you get Max or the Hero 8? An explainer - Leomo Type-S: Full Android 'Sports Performance Computer' - Hammerhead Karoo gets ANT+/Varia Radar Connectivity! - Garmin Edge 530/830/1030 to inReach and a bunch of other updates - Bowflex bike: A Peloton competitor that works on Zwift?!? (https://www.bowflex.com/bikes/) - The 2019-2020 Trainer...

Duration:01:21:15

FIT90 Hiding devices in plain sight until caught by the paparazzi [Audio Fixed]

10/20/2019
Here's what we covered on this weeks meandering episode of the FIT File: - Hiding unreleased devices in the wild! - DCR Open House 2019 Registration Opens - The return of the Strava App news… removing sensor support - Lama's Neo Bike Unboxing: Creating snowglobes - Kona Power Meter Counts - historical Reference: https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2017/10/insights-ironman-championships.html - New Kinomap Platform Updates - Garmin Swim 2 Released/Announced - Polar Vantage V & M Firmware...

Duration:01:10:07

FIT89 Ride it like you stole it: The Zwift/British Cycling Cheating Scandal Explainer

10/7/2019
October has arrived on the sports tech scene full of turbulence, here's what was on tap this week: - The entertaining stories of our smart bike deliveries - Wahoo acquires Speedplay Pedals, what does it mean? - Ray costs Shane more Money: GoPro Hero 8 released - Skydio 2 drone announced: Yet more financial distress for Shane? - InsideRide KICKR E-Flex Accessory Announced - Zwift Mountain Bike Steering released to public - The Zwift/British Cycling Cheating Fiasco -- Part 1: Technical...

Duration:01:02:32

FIT88 Stop press! Strava actually announced a new feature?!?

9/25/2019
We're hot into the September release festivus, with everything from new wearables to potentially game changing sales of companies. Plus lots of funny stories along the way (for realz this time). - Tacx NEO Bike Review - The Great Wahoo Bike Race - Apple Watch Series 5 Initial Testing - COROS Vertix Firmware Update & COROS APEX Pro - Wahoo / TrainerRoad Workout Sync - Wahoo Chickens and Lamas in Radar Update - Assioma MTB pedal hack - It actually works! - Data security on Strava - why...

Duration:01:12:22

FIT87 Watch This Space: We recap a dozen smartwatches launched this month

9/17/2019
Here's your complete late Summer 2019 watch launch recap. We dive into the key features of each new product - as well as who exactly these companies are targeting, plus, the winners and losers. Here's the full lineup (in order we discuss them): Garmin Fenix 6 Series Garmin Vivoactive 4 SeriesGarmin VenuGarmin Connected GPS Feature for Vivomove 3, Vivostyle, Vivosmart 4Apple Watch 5Apple Watch Series 3 Price DropFitbit Versa 2Sigma Watches id.TRI id.FREE Podcast Sponsor: Precision...

Duration:00:59:06

FIT86 Eurobike Recap: Who's gonna buy all these smart indoor bikes?

9/10/2019
Here's your complete Eurobike 2019 sports tech recap. We dive into all the new tech found at the show this year, and our thoughts on everything. Here's the full lineup (in order we discuss them): Smart Trainers: Tacx (Neo2T)Elite (DiretoX, Tuo, Suito)Wahoo (none. But new firmware!)Saris (H3, Rocker, Desk)4iiii - Fliiiiiiiiiiiiight Kinetic - R1 (not new)Jetblack - Volt and EMS Smart Bikes: TacxElite's Price ReductionStagesWahooSRMTrueKinetixVeloPro Other Tech/Power Meters: SRM MTB...

Duration:01:01:33

FIT85 Someone had a baby...and now we're late on this podcast

8/29/2019
It may be quiet now, but next week is Eurobike and things are already hitting the hopper! Here's the full topic list: - Zwift Hacking at DefCon: Is it a real concern? - InsideRide Rollers Review and Discussion - How to listen to PodCasts on Garmin wearables? (Listener question) - Garmin launches Amazon Music - Wahoo adds Varia Radar support (and Ray's x-rated bike filming setup) Podcast Sponsor: Precision Hydration! Huge shout-out to our first podcast sponsor - Precision Hydration....

Duration:00:36:53

FIT84 Garmin got sued by Philips, say what?

8/9/2019
It may be quiet now, but things are starting to brew in both the Lama Lab & DCR Cave. Enjoy the calm before the storm as we dive into a slew of topics. Here's the full topic list: - Philips sues both Garmin and Fitbit - Kinetic R1 Smart Trainer - Ready for prime time? - MARQ Review - Worth $1,500? - Zwift quietly releases dinosaurs...putting it to the test! - Equinox Bike Announcement...and then it all went to @#$#. - How to load maps on your Garmin devices for free - InPeak Power...

Duration:01:08:57