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Triathlon kit bundles/packages

Posted: 08/11/2005 at 14:24
Thanks for all the advice, where can I find out more about the Edinburgh New Years Day Tri?

If I was going for the bare minimum of kit atm I think I would get:
Areo bars,
Saddle Bag for puncture kit,
Extra bottle holder and bottle,
Elastic laces (more to stop my current ones getting sucked into my gears),
number belt.

That sound alright?

Triathlon kit bundles/packages

Posted: 08/11/2005 at 14:08
I've not done a tri yet. I'm looking to start doing sprint distance triathlons in 2006, I guess I'll need a wet suit as this is Scotland and I doubt my sailing shorty suit would be any use. I do want a road bike both for commuting to work and for triathlon, I've been looking at bikes like Giant's OCR 3 & 4 and trek's Pilot 1.0 and 1000. My MTB has a suspension fork that can't be locked out so its less than ideal for Tri and I'd rather no thrash it to bits on the road and save it for MTBing!

I already have:
MTB (Diamondback M30)
Slicks for MTB
Running Shoes
Crash Helmet
Basic bike repair kit
Pool swimming gear

So I guess my list of gear I need is:
Road Bike
Areo Bars
Tri suit
Cycling shoes

Triathlon kit bundles/packages

Posted: 08/11/2005 at 13:33

Triathlon kit bundles/packages

Posted: 08/11/2005 at 13:18
Can anyone recommend any good sites or stores in Scotland that do triathlon kit bundles? I want to get started but all I have is my mtb, bike helmet and running shoes I need to buy the rest of the kit and a bundle looks like it might be the best value for money. Although they don't seem to be the easiest thing to find online.

I'm looking to spend about £500-600...



Bike Carriers: Roof Rack or Tow bare mounted?

Posted: 03/10/2005 at 09:39
Thanks for all the feedback,

I'm still dubious about putting two bikes in the back plus gear as I'd be worried about the bikes getting entangled, damaged each other or the car as well as what to do when bikes are dirty etc after mountain biking. I've always found it a bit of a faf putting a bike in my car as I need to rotate handle bars by ninety degrees to get a bike to fit in without taking off its wheel and its always fiddly to get it out again without scratching car or bike. I suppose I give it a go with the wheels off but I'm still tempted by a carrier as it does seem to make loading and unloading the bikes allot quicker and it would seem the various roof or tow bar carriers don't really restrict boot access.

I've decided to order the Thule 9402 Ride On bike carrier that I mentioned earlier as I managed to get a good deal where I got the carrier, tow bar lock and postage for the RRP price of the carrier itself.

Bike Carriers: Roof Rack or Tow bare mounted?

Posted: 29/09/2005 at 10:47
I've just found http://www.skidrive.co.uk which has some very good prices for roof mounted carriers I can get Thule roof rack and 2 bike carriers for £117 which isn't bad. Although I'm still tempted by the tow bar mounted carrier.


Bike Carriers: Roof Rack or Tow bare mounted?

Posted: 28/09/2005 at 12:15
Hmm oh well thats not how you do links on this system then. The page I was trying to link to was:


Bike Carriers: Roof Rack or Tow bare mounted?

Posted: 28/09/2005 at 12:14
I've been having a shop around and <a href='http://www.roofrackshop.co.uk/bike/thule-9402-ride-on-bike-carrier.htm'>this model by thule looks very good, I already have a spare number plate for a trailor I sometimes borrow anyway.

Bike Carriers: Roof Rack or Tow bare mounted?

Posted: 28/09/2005 at 11:31
I have a Ford Escort Estate that has built in roof rails as well as having a tow bar. I'm looking to get some form of bike carrier so I can get my bike to races as well as get me and my wife's MTBs to the trail/mountain.

I'm really tempted to go for the roof rack mounted carrier option as that does not impair the drivers visibility or effect manoeuvrability but they are more expensive (£70-100+ for roof rack and then £30-70+ per bike). The tow bar mounted bike carriers are however a fair bit cheaper (£70-100+) but they would effect how much I can see behind me and it would make my already large car even longer which would make reversing etc more awkward!

Any recommendations on what type to get and can anyone recommend any good online retailers or stores?



What multi-tool

Posted: 26/09/2005 at 15:34
Thanks for the advice,

Andrew could you define comprehensive for me? What tools do you need? Or is a comprehensive one likely to be one that includes a chain tool?

On the C02 front are they all much of a muchness? I'm tempted to get one of the CO2 inflators that the C02 cartridge fits in the body of as I'd be too worried about losing the CO2 inflators that are just a head unit that screws into a cartridge!

One more question I take it that its worth investing in some quick release bolts/skewers for my wheels?
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