1. Chain CheckerAs cassettes have gone from eight speeds to nine, 10 and 11, chains and cogsets have become increasingly expensive. So improperly judging wear on these parts carries painful financial consequences.With the likes of Park Tool's CC-2 (£24.99, madison.co.uk), you can...
Fuelling for an Ironman triathlon is as much an art as a science. Knowing what to eat and when is crucial to peak performance. Many triathletes will tell you that their success comes as much from making the right nutritional decisions before
Gore Bike Wear Concept Gilet, £169.99Gore comes up trumps again with this lightweight, flexible and breathable gilet. Nothing has been left to chance, from the ergonomically shaped, fleece-trimmed collar to the adjustable hem with its covered cord stoppers. The pièce de résistanc...
In the kit-crazed world of triathlon, we are sometimes judged by our fashion sense as well as our sporting ability, often by the more elite (and more than a little vain) among us. But many style rules exist for a purpose - not only do they prevent
. "If you're just starting out in triathlons, a few hundred pounds will get you a basic road bike to take you through your first races," says Cook. "As you improve you can then think about keeping your first bike as a dedicated training bike - and buy a
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
This section is adapted from the book, Triathlon Training in Four Hours a Week: From Beginner to Finish Line in Just Six Weeks, by Eric HarrPreparationDirections to the event: I cannot tell you how many times I tried to find my way to a triathlon
1 Detach the wheelThe front wheel is easy: release the brake, open the quick-release lever, loosen the nut and pull the wheel from the fork dropouts. The back wheel is harder. Shift the gears to the smallest cog to make reinstallation easier. If you’re on your bike when you notic...
-bars.Triathletes took note of Lemond's extraordinary average speed of 54.5kph on that final stage and were soon running, cycling and swimming to their local bike shop to buy a pair of aero-bars. The use of these new bars became so common in triathlon that they even
will have built up your swimming fitness in the pool and you should now be working to overcome the technical and mental challenges of open-water swimming.Specialist swim skillsBill Black coached the GB men's triathlon team at the Sydney Olympics in 2000
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