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Doing a Triathlon in the Rain

I recently had an “opportunity” to race in the rain.  It was hardly my first time racing in rain, but it felt like it.  I always forget the finer points of a wet race, since most races are on nice, summer days and the only real concern is the heat, ...

3 Best Road and Tri Bike Tires

Let's just forget the top 3 tires available in the market for a while and talk about the qualities that a tire should have. In an ideal condition, a tire should be super light, impervious and madly quick. Sadly that tire hasn't been created yet and ...

Best Triathlon Swim Goggles

When it comes to triathlon swims, so much attention is given to the expensive gear.  Tri wetsuits, short and suits dominate the reviews, and rightly so as a poorly-fitting or uncomfortable garment can make or break a strong triathlon swim.  But ...

What to Know about a Kids or Youth Triathlon

As triathlon enthusiasts, one thing we love to see is the abundance of kids’ triathlons around the country.  About a decade ago, we began to see the emergence of triathlons tailored for youth, and the number has grown steadily since then.  Not only ...

Best Bike and Cycling Computers

Competitive cyclists, triathletes, and weekend athletes are continuously looking for getting more out of their rides, adding to the training quality and precision.  There are a few ways of tracking your cycling, ranging from a cycling or tri watch ...

Triathlon Tops and Singlets

Triathlon tops, or singlets, are a useful part of a triathlon wardrobe.   A good tri top feels great during the race and is easy-to-use in the transitions.  Sure, you can just wear a t-shirt, but there are some disadvantages which we cover below. ...

Cycling DVDs and Videos Reviews

Sometimes, riding outside on the road or on a trail is not ideal.  Perhaps you are short on time, or it is raining.  For those of us in Northern climates, maybe the cold temps make outdoor biking too uncomfortable and it in time to cycle indoors for ...

How to Shave 5 Minutes Off Your Sprint Triathlon Time

If we were to suggest you should reduce five minutes off your triathlons, most people immediately think of training harder so they can go faster.  Training is core to your triathlon experience, and we don’t disagree.  But what happens when you have ...

What is the Minimum Gear for Triathlon?

You can spend thousands on the sport of triathlon, but you don’t have to.  True, there are many athletes who invest hundreds or thousands of dollars each year to keep their triathlon times fast, and given themselves their gear-junkie fix.  But ...

Using a Mountain or Commuter Bike in a Triathlon?

One of the more common questions we get from beginner triathletes is if they can use their mountain bike, commuter bike, or hybrid bike in the triathlon.  The answer is yes, absolutely – especially if you are doing a sprint or perhaps even an ...