Tri Suits and Other Tri Gear

Stretch Laces Review: Speedlaces, Yankz, and Lock Lace

  You don’t have to do many triathlons to learn that fast transitions can enable you to move up several places on the finisher list.  In addition to practice and preparation, equipment can make a difference in how quickly you transition.  One ...

Triathlete Gift Ideas

Triathletes can be a finicky bunch to buy gifts for.  Triathlon is a sport of habits, and many triathletes have developed detailed habits that they don’t veer from.  Even getting them the wrong flavor of Gatorade can disappoint them.  What’s worse, ...

Triathlon Shoes Buying Guide

The shoes worn during a triathlon are essentially the same ones you would wear during a run or bike workout.  The major factors that affect your shoe choices are: 1) What are you most comfortable doing a hard bike ride or long run in, and 2) Do your ...

Shimano Road Bike Wheelset Overview

Shimano’s line of road wheelsets aims to cover all the bases, from high-tech carbon wheels that are race ready to bomb-proof entry-level wheels that can withstand just about any punishment. The middle of the road is especially well covered, with a ...

Fitbit Charge HR vs. Fitbit Alta vs. Fitbit Charge 2

Unless you have been in a cave for the past five years, you have undoubtedly noticed the Rise of the Wearable.  In the athletic world, wearables serve many purposes ranging from high-tech training monitoring, to an important weight-loss tool, to ...

Lace Instructions

If you are reading this, you have likely purchases new triathlon speed laces or lock laces (or if you have yet to buy, you can find them here.)  Whether you got yours to help you be faster during transition, or just add convenience and comfort to ...

Sugoi Triathlon Shorts Review

Sugoi has long been making some of the best tri gear on the market.  They go far beyond triathlon, as they also make some of the top running and cycling clothing as well.  They have some of the top compression gear on the market, and make some ...

Vittoria Tires Review

Vittoria has been around since 1953, and unlike so many companies in the cycling gear space, they have managed to focus on just one thing that whole time:  Tires.  Vittoria says they make 7 million tires a year, an impressive figure!  The Vittoria ...

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 ...

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, ...