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The FIT File with DC Rainmaker and GPLAMA

The FIT File 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 analysis!
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Feb 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 (!?!)

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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

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Feb 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 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.

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