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How To Add Precision to Your Workouts and Training

Adding precision to workouts can help avoid the dreaded training plateau.  We have seen it before: You are in good shape, training regularly, feeling good in your workouts, but you aren’t getting any faster or going any longer.   At this point, ...

Floor Bike Tire Pump Buying Guide

After dropping 3-or-4 figures on a nice 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 cycling equipment collection.  A ...

Shimano WH-R500 Wheelset Review

Shimano’s WH-R500 (and the subsequent WH-R501A model) is positioned as an entry-level wheelset that provides an economical alternative for riders looking for a basic training wheelset. A pair of WH-R500 or R501 wheels has a list price of about $230, ...

Mavic Aksium Wheelset Review

Mavic Aksium's wheelset makes a nice upgrade for many road and tri bikes. It is a product that has stood the test of time, and been a popular midrange wheelset for several years.  (check Aksium prices here.) Aksium Features Removing a considerable ...

Strava vs. MapMyRun (or ride) vs. Runtastic vs. Runkeeper

Running and cycling apps take workout precision to a whole new level, while adding the element of community.   Gone are the days when you would put on your Garmin watch and just track your mileage and speed.  Granted, that was a huge leap forward ...

Triathlon Bags Buying Guide and Recommendations

Triathlon bags, or transition packs as they are sometimes known, are a piece of triathlon gear that is not necessarily essential but can make life much easier if you begin to get somewhat serious about a sport.  Triathlon bags are basically ...

Winter Cycling for Triathletes and Cyclists

We think that winter workouts can be some of the most enjoyable of the entire year. In the depths of winter, triathletes and cyclists in Northern climates have to adjust their training to the weather.  Some stay outdoors (minus the swim) as much ...

Triathlon Wetsuits: What You Get for the Money

The price range of triathlon wetsuits varies significantly.  You could spend anywhere from $50 to $650 or more for something labeled as a triathlon wetsuit.  While the old saying that “you get what you pay for” holds true, it doesn’t necessarily ...

At what temps can you use a wetsuit?

Wetsuits are common in triathlons, but not always universally allowed. Most triathlons allow wetsuits if the water temperature is going to be below a certain level. The most hard and fast rule about what temperature makes a race wetsuit-legal comes ...

Buying an Entry Level Triathlon Bike

Buying your first entry level triathlon bike can be a daunting task. Of all the investments you will make in the sport of triathlon, no single one has the potential to carry the cost of your tri bike. While any given race will see its share of ...