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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!

The FIT File with DC Rainmaker and GPLAMA DC Rainmaker & GPLAMA

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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!

    FIT104 The Tiger King of Sports Tech

    FIT104 The Tiger King of Sports Tech

    Perhaps the busiest week of the year to date for sports tech announcements, which is kinda crazy. Here's what we chatted about!
    - Ironman VR with Rouvy: Virtual Ironman Race for Pros
    - TrainerRoad Group Workouts
    - Trainer Hardware Availability
    - Zwift Clubs: Are we there yet?
    - Yet again more new Strava Features
    - 4iiii Lowers Prices For Power Meters
    - Suunto’s adds TrainingPeaks Metrics
    - COROS adds Bluetooth Smart HR Broadcasting
    - Fitbit Charge 4 Announced: Did they get it right?
    Full list of deals: Http://www.dcrainmaker.com/deals
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    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 on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

    • 49 min
    FIT103 Zwift layoffs and yet somehow even more new Strava features

    FIT103 Zwift layoffs and yet somehow even more new Strava features

    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 mindless chit-chat
    Full list of deals: Http://www.dcrainmaker.com/deals
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    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 on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

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

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

    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 test!
    Full list of deals: Http://www.dcrainmaker.com/deals
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    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 on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

    • 40 min
    FIT101 The Slow Death Spiral of a Product Review

    FIT101 The Slow Death Spiral of a Product Review

    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
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    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 on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

    • 45 min
    FIT100 The Impact of Coronavirus on Sports Tech

    FIT100 The Impact of Coronavirus on Sports Tech

    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 (!?!)
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    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 on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

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

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

    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 was the most difficult Wahoo product feature to develop that you thought would be easy?
    19:50 – What has surprised us in the last 12 months in sports tech?
    26:00 – Do pros and elite athletes use indoor training apps/devices the same way as consumers?
    28:00 – Why can’t we just plug our trainers into WiFi?
    31:35 – To Wahoo: What’s Wahoo’s power meter plans for Speedplay (since acquisition)?
    32:25 – To Neal: As an elite coach, what do his athletes screw up the most?
    34:14 – What do we expect with Zwift’s entrance into trainer hardware?
    37:35 – Is reliance of tech taking away from riding a bike?
    41:30 – To Neal: What does he see with mental health in the pro peloton/elite competitors, and coping with pressures?
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    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 on iTunes and leave a review! It's like giving us a tip in the tip jar, unless it's a penny. In which case...not so much.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
314 Ratings

314 Ratings

Mammann55 ,

Great Podcast

I am relatively new to cycling and needed a good podcast. This checks all the boxes! They work well together and provide a lot of details!!!

You rock guys!!!!

YonahW ,

Love these guys

I’ve been a long time reader of Ray’s website - dcrainmaker.com, and I love the podcast too. Ray and Shane discuss the ins and outs of Fitness technology and related topics in an entertaining, humorous, and informative manner. Definitely worth listening to.

Ralph M ,

Great

Up to the minute news and reviews on sports tech in an entertaining format!

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