Tri Suits and Other Tri Gear

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, ...

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 ...

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. (2021 Update:  Garmins have come a LONG way in recent years.  Take a look at our head-to-head review of the Garmin Forerunner versus the Garmin Fenix 6). For ...

Pearl Izumi Select Jersey Review

Pearl Izumi (technically spelled iZUMi) has been cranking out some of the best triathlon clothing – and overall workout gear in recent years. While we often write about Pearl Izumi’s triathlon suits or tri shorts, which we are fans of, we also ...

Shimano RS80 Wheelset Review

Shimano’s RS80 line of carbon wheel is part of its Road Sport category, and represents Shimano’s Ultegra componentry.  The RS80 with the C24 profile can usually be found for around $800, and a set of RS80’s with the more aerodynamic C50 profile ...