Triathlon Cycling

Best Smart Bike Trainers and Cycling Apps Buying Guide

One of the more exciting developments for cycling in recent years has been the combination of smart bike trainers and smart cycling apps.  For those who do at least some of their riding and training indoors, it is probably safe to say this new ...

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 ...

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 ...

5 Great Entry-Level Road Bikes

We love seeing people get into cycling – whether it is purely recreational, or to build up to longer rides, or to ultimately compete in a bike race or triathlon.  Our attitude is that the more cyclists there are, the more trails and bike amenities ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Best Bike and Cycling Computers

Competitive cyclists, triathletes, and weekend athletes are continuously looking for getting more out of their rides, adding to the training quality and precision.  There are a few ways of tracking your cycling, ranging from a cycling or tri watch ...

Using a Mountain or Commuter Bike in a Triathlon?

One of the more common questions we get from beginner triathletes is if they can use their mountain bike, commuter bike, or hybrid bike in the triathlon.  The answer is yes, absolutely – especially if you are doing a sprint or perhaps even an ...

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, ...