Gear

What should I wear for a duathlon?

Matt Bottrill explains why a tri-suit is still the best option for a duathlon, despite no swim
25 January 2018 at 11:57

How to use a bike power meter

Nik Cook explains how to use a power meter so you get maximum benefit from it, particularly during a race, and how it can help your performance
25 January 2018 at 09:31

3 superbikes reviewed for tri

The next generation of superbikes will offer more comfort and usability for endurance riding. Here we test three top-end race road bikes that are set to make a big impact as we march towards the 2018 season
04 January 2018 at 12:11

Swim tech: 3 gadgets reviewed

Listening to music and pacing your swim sessions can help pass the time and improve your efficiency in the water. Jack Sexty tests the latest waterproof gear
14 December 2017 at 09:48

Triathlon gear of the year: our top 25 products of 2017

Groundbreaking bikes, streamlined suits and cutting-edge carbon.It’s been another year of visionary tri gear releases. Here we round up the top 25 from the 443 products we’ve tested this season
11 December 2017 at 09:50  (1)

8 Christmas gift ideas for triathletes

Gifts for your club-mates (or for yourself, if you drop enough hints!)
07 December 2017 at 10:48

Oxyhood altitude training system review

Jamie Wilkins tests out the Oxyhood altitude training system to find out how much difference it made to his performance and whether it's worth the investment
04 December 2017 at 11:08

How to protect your bike during the winter

Winter can be a worrying time for your bike. Spray from wet roads can be particularly corrosive, especially if salt has been spread to prevent ice. But, if you follow our advice on winterproofing your bike, it will be well looked after and you'll be able to storm through autumn/winter with plenty of miles in your legs ready for a summer of racing.
30 November 2017 at 10:19

What should be measured in a good triathlon bike fitting?

Joe Beer explains the three stages that should take place in a good triathlon bike fitting service
17 November 2017 at 09:45

What type of mountain bike is best for an off-road triathlon or duathlon?

Got an off-road race coming up and wondering which is best for the bike leg, a hard tail or full-suspension mountain bike? Bike experts Rob Banino and Nik Cook weigh up the odds
13 November 2017 at 13:58

Polar M430 sports watch review

Worthy upgrade to the already impressive M400
06 November 2017 at 13:25

What's the best bike frame material?

Mat Brett explains how what the bike frame is made from - whether it is steel, aluminium, titanium or carbon fibre - affects your performance and what you should consider before you make your choice
26 October 2017 at 11:21

Winter open water swimming: 9 essential pieces of kit for chilly temperatures

If you want to stay swimming into winter, a collection of thermal products is essential. But which are best? Matt Baird and Helen Webster test a selection
23 October 2017 at 10:18

What do bike gear ratios mean?

Confused about gear ratios and what the numbers used for the different gear ratios mean? Mat Brett explains all and how to find what works for you
29 September 2017 at 09:24

Triathlon multisport watches: 6 of the best reviewed

Multisports watches now let you monitor nearly every physiological variable known to man, from heart rate to calories. But do they improve your triathlon performance, and how accurate are they? Let’s find out…
19 September 2017 at 13:00  (3)

How do I choose the right tyre pressure for different races?

Wondering what you should consider before pumping up your tyres? Nik Cook explains how conditions and the course should affect your choice
14 September 2017 at 09:32

How to repair a puncture quickly during a race

Work calmly when changing a tube mid-race. It’s all too easy to get angry, frustrated or panicky, none of which help. And follow these six steps…
05 September 2017 at 15:07

What are the advantages of a triple crankset with a standard cassette?

Rob Banino explains the pros and cons of combining a triple crankset with a standard cassette versus a wide-range cassette, especially when climbing hills
31 August 2017 at 12:54

Triathlon bike saddles: 10 of the best reviewed

A sore backside can wreck your race, so it's crucial you choose the right saddle. We test 10 of the best to discover which brands know how to make a good perch
21 August 2017 at 15:00  (2)

dhb Blok short-sleeved tri-suit reviewed

Can a tri-suit really be high-performing without a high price? Matt Baird puts it through its paces to find out
16 August 2017 at 14:13