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Choosing the Right Tri Gear

Regardless of skill, triathletes are often faced with questions regarding what gear to invest in. As any triathlete knows, gear can range from entry-level to pro-level, with everything and every price point in between. For the vast majority of ...

Blue Seventy Helix Wetsuit Review

The Blue Seventy Helix has for years been one of our favorite triathlon wetsuits on the market, at any price range.  We try to be as impartial as possible but we know a great wetsuit when we see it, and the Helix fits the bill.  Best of all, it just ...

Orca Equip Triathlon Wetsuit Review

The Orca Equip has a proven track of success for those who are serious about their open water swimming, but also a price point that makes it affordable for beginner triathletes.  Orca has been making the equip for several years, and its presence as ...

Orca Triathlon Wetsuit Brand Review

Orca has come a long way since Kiwi age-grouper Scott Unsworth began selling his ‘speedsuits’ from the back of his car in 1992 at local race events.   With an unsurpassed Olympic (and not to mention Ironman) pedigree, Orca continues to provide ...

Pearl iZUMI In-R-Cool Tri Shorts Review

In Tokyo over 50 years ago, a proud father produced Japan’s first bicycle racing apparel for his son, a promising racer. Today, Pearl Izumi USA, Inc. has involved into a multi-national company with a cult-like following. The name Pearl Izumi USA, ...

Microsoft Band 2 Review

The Microsoft Band 2 is an impressive alternative to, and maybe a better product than, Fitbit. Here is our review. We are big fans of the Microsoft Band 2, a fitness wearable that debuted in late 2015. The first Microsoft Band came out in late ...

Quintana Roo Triathlon Wetsuit Brand Review

Note: Quintana Roo stopped making wetsuits in 2013.  If you are looking for a newer model wetsuit, check out our recommendations for entry-level wetsuits or high-end wetsuits.  If you are considering a used QR wetsuit, read on! ----------------- ...

Comparing the Best Stationary and Spinner Bikes

 Stationary bikes, or spinning bikes, can be an excellent alternative to road or trail riding for exercise enthusiasts or competitive athletes.  While there is no substitute for going for a hard, heart rate-raising ride outside, there are times when ...

Garmin Forerunner 310XT Waterproof GPS Watch Review

The Garmin Vivoactive recently replaced the 310XT as Garmin's waterproof wearable. For years, we have extolled the virtues of the Garmin Forerunner GPS watches for training and racing. Now, we finally have the opportunity to talk about a ...

Triathlon Swimming Training

Getting your triathlon swim stroke back after a swinter of easy pool swims, or creating a good swim stroke if you are new to the sport requires some effort and planning.  Many swimmers get comfortable in the pool, and then get into a rut of doing ...