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Salsa Journeyman Bike Review

Salsa has been making high-quality bikes since the early 80s. The Minnesota-based brand has always focused on making a solid variety of bikes, and today makes some top-notch road, gravel, and fat tire bikes. For the money, we consider it a very good ...

Best Bike Stands

There are two types of bike stands -- those built for storing your bike, and those built for working on your bike.  Storing your bike is often best-done up off the floor, allowing for you to make the most of your space, whether it is a garage, ...

Shimano WH-R500 Wheelset Review

When is comes to road bike wheelsets, the Shimano WH lineup is a classic that has stood the test of time. Shimano’s WH-R500 -- and the subsequent WH-R501A model -- is positioned as an entry-level wheelset that provides an economical alternative ...

Triathlon Shorts Buying Guide

De Soto's Forza shorts Triathlon shorts are perhaps one of the most versatile and core pieces of a triathlon clothing wardrobe for any serious or beginning triathlete.  Because it is the one piece of gear that you wear for each leg -- the swim, ...

Best Road Bike Saddles

Finding the right road bike saddle is extremely important, yet often overlooked. Perhaps your original seat broke or is worn out, or you just don't like how it feels and you want to invest in a better one.  You might invest in a great road bike, but ...

Best Bike Trailers: Burley, Thule, and Schwinn

You might ask what bike trailers have to do with a triathlon website.  A lot, actually. The typical triathlete is a male or female in their 20s, 30s, or 40s.  In many cases, they are young parents who want to stay active, but have family ...

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 ...

Zipp 404 Road Bike Wheelset Review

The Zipp 404 is undoubtedly the brand's wheelset star and highly appreciated all-rounder.  It represents a great balance between aerodynamics, overall low weight, and excellent ride quality.  When it comes to triathletes and serious cyclists, the ...

Floor Bike Tire Pump Buying Guide

After dropping 3-or-4 figures on a nice new road bike or time trial bike, you might think an accessory like a bike tire pump is an afterthought.  Don't. The ability to pump your bike's tires quickly and accurately should be a staple of your ...

The Ultimate Triathlon Race-Day Checklist

It is the night before your triathlon, and you know that you need to be on the road by 5:30am.  Now is the time to get your stuff together, your car loaded, and be ready for a quick escape once you wake up in the morning.  Let’s talk about what ...