Gear

How fragile are carbon bikes compared to aluminium bikes?

Do you need to treat carbon fibre bikes with kid gloves because of their fragility, or are they as, or more, robust than other types? We explain all
12 June 2019 at 10:00

What is a swim parachute?

Not heard of a swim parachute? They can be a useful swim tool to help you develop your front crawl stroke. Matt Baird explains their benefits
11 June 2019 at 10:28

How to warm your cold body up after open-water swimming

It’s important to warm your body up safely after open-water swims and your choice of kit is key. Here are five must-buys:
30 May 2019 at 11:26

Suunto release new sports watch designed for the serious athlete

The new Suunto 5 multisport watch includes a 40-hour battery life and stats for over 80 customisable sports modes
23 May 2019 at 10:27

Men's triathlon wetsuits: 5 of the best top-end suits tested and rated

Want to splurge on a fantastic wetsuit? Jack Sexty tests five of the best £500 plus tri-specific wetsuits  (1)

Swimskins: What are they and how much difference do they make?

Thinking about buying a swimskin for those non-wetsuit triathlons? Matt Baird explains how they work and weighs up the pros and cons
20 May 2019 at 12:34

7 of the best women's vested tri-suits reviewed

Sleeved tri-suits might be everywhere right now, but it’s not over yet for the trad vested designs. Niamh Lewis puts seven versions to the test
08 May 2019 at 11:00

Garmin reveal five new watches in the Forerunner range

Looking for a new watch? Garmin has announced 5 new watches in the Forerunner range.
30 April 2019 at 13:27

Men's vested tri-suits: 7 of the best reviewed, tested & rated

Need a comfy and fast tri-suit to match your triathlon needs this season? We test and rate 7 of the best vested triathlon suits on the market.
30 April 2019 at 09:00

Running head torches: 3 of the best

Need a head torch for low light, early morning runs? Here are three of the best, with one for every budget
25 April 2019 at 12:57

How often should I replace my triathlon gear?

Wondering how long your triathlon gear should last and how often you should replace your tri kit? Mark Kleanthous explains
23 April 2019 at 12:02  (1)

What's the best bike set up for winter?

Disc wheels, profiled tubes and aerobars are all very well when you’re racing in the summer, but you’ll need something more practical for the winter winds and wet roads… Here's what your bike will need to see it through the winter months out on the road
04 April 2019 at 09:54

Polar Vantage V multisport watch review

Can Polar’s new top-end multisport watch compete with Garmin? James Witts puts it to the test
28 March 2019 at 10:36

Recovery kit: 5 tools to help you recover quicker from your workouts

Don’t let injury or DOMS stall your training! Here are five bits of kit that'll help you recover from tough workouts so you stay fresh and able to train strong during 2019
27 March 2019 at 10:36

Swim robes: 3 of the best

Get ready for your open water swim sessions by investing in a swimming robe. Lined with a toasty fleece inner layer, and a waterproof outer, these swimming robes will keep you lovely and warm until you can get inside. Here are 3 of the best
01 February 2019 at 14:19

Indoor virtual cycling training platforms: 6 of the best

Thinking about investing in an indoor virtual bike training app/platform to help you smash your turbo sessions? James Witts lists 6 of the best, including one that's free
31 January 2019 at 12:40

Indoor virtual cycling training platforms: pros and cons

Wondering what the advantages and disadvantages of indoor cycling apps, like Zwift, are, and whether they're worth investing in? James Witts weighs up the pros and cons
30 January 2019 at 12:02

Fitness trackers: 6 of the best reviewed

New to tri and don't want to spend a fortune on a multisport GPS watch? Then a fitness tracker is a budget-friendly way to keep an eye on your activity levels and more. Helen Webster tests six...
29 January 2019 at 09:51

Polar Vantage M multisport watch review

Is the new Polar multisport watch worth the wait?
03 January 2019 at 09:48

Carbon bikes: How much difference does carbon quality make in a bike?

Nik Cook explains why the quality of carbon matters in a bike, and says always buy from reputable brands
02 January 2019 at 11:44  (1)