.thelondontriathlon.co.uk) costs £73 for the individual sprint or £78 for the Olympic distance, but the Leicester Flashman Triathlon cost just £21 to enter (sprint distance) in 2008. (See www.leicestertriathlonclub.co.uk for details.) Discover the joys of secondhand tri gear. I
. In general, the more you spend, the more natural the ride should feel. In controlThe most basic trainers rely on you changing gear to change the resistance, but the majority offer adjustable resistance either via a handlebar switch or by adjusting the rear
Triathlon is a gadget-lovers' dream: you could buy something new every day of the year and still have plenty of bits and pieces to ask for in your letter to Santa. From heavy-duty wetsuits to lightweight aero bars, and innumerable shiny items in-between, a triathlete's budget can...
Your wheels and tyres can transform your bike from a cart horse into a thoroughbred, metaphorically speaking. Your bike's performance, acceleration, handling, comfort and ability to resist punctures depend on the choice you make. A set of tyres and wheels can cost anything from £...
and hardwearing, carbon-reinforced palms. There's still enough bike feel through the gloves to move up and down the gears or to slam on the brakes. Info: www.madison.co.uk Specialized Women’s BG Equinox, £27.99Specialized almost managed to resist the temptation
into training will be worthless if you don't do it properly.A poorly reassembled bike can lead to all sorts of problems, such as finding yourself stuck in the same gear or being forced to ride for many miles with your brakes rubbing. I know of one triathlete who
Zefal Wiiz, £6.99A good bottle cage is a simple product. It should hold your drink securely in place on your frame, release the bottle smoothly whenever you need it and allow you to easily slip the bottle back in place even when you're moving at pace. The Zefal Wiiz does all that...
suggests letting a friend or relative know how long you plan to be out and asking them to ring your home to check that you're back.All about the bikeIt's not just you that has to be looked after during the winter months, your gear also needs some
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