Tri Suits and Other Tri Gear

Information on triathlon suits, shorts, bikes, and other essential tri gear.

Best Triathlon Watches

There was a time when running or sports watches could only offer time and heart rate, and offered little additional value.  Thankfully, those times are long gone.  With the proliferation of GPS-enabled devices and better waterproofing, today's best ...

Buying an Entry Level Triathlon Bike

Buying your first entry level triathlon bike can be a daunting task.  When I bought mine, I was extremely excited about getting on a built-for-triathlon bike, but a little nervous that it was going to be an entirely new type of bike for me. Of ...

Best Top Tube Bag

When we started preparing for our first 100-mile ride, we knew we were going to need to bring along plenty of food to fuel our ride. Our jersey pockets just weren’t going to cut it – we needed a top tube bag with easy access so we could eat on the ...

Indoor Bike Trainers

If you are like us, a good bike ride can make your day.  Getting outside, exploring, and having some sun on your face are all part of what we define as a great ride.  One of the problems with cycling, though, is that when the weather gets bad, ...

Bike Chain Lube Basics

Bike chain lube is a vital part of cycling.  If there are only two things you do regularly, you need to oil the chain and keep your tires inflated.  Those two things will solve a large chunk of possible cycling maintenance issues.   The good news ...

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 give themselves their gear-junkie fix.  But ...

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 ...

Clincher vs. Tubular Bike Tires

Clincher or Tubular?  When it comes to bike tires, those are your choices.  It is a common question among cyclists, triathletes, and recreational bikers.  Why are there even two types of bike tires?  Each evolved with its own set of reasons and ...

Triathlon Clothing: What To Wear In a Triathlon

Triathlon clothing comes in several shapes and sizes.  At any given triathlon, you will see people wearing all kinds of different combinations, and people train for triathlons wearing any number of different garments and types of workout gear.  With ...

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, ...