Gear

Swimrun gear: what you need

Swimrun may sound straightforward but you need to give the kit serious consideration as you will be wearing, or carrying, it the whole race. Here are the essentials...
20 July 2016 at 09:26

8 triathlon gear upgrades for the advanced triathlete

You are now a seasoned triathlete and your tri rig is nearly complete, with an all-round aero set-up waiting to tear through the air. So what are the key final touches?
18 July 2016 at 12:54

9 triathlon gear upgrades for the intermediate triathlete

You’ve ticked off a season or two, so now it’s time to get serious and factor in aerodynamics, transition times and pacing education…
11 July 2016 at 15:29

Tri-suits: everything you need to know

Check out our tri-suit section for everything you need to know about the tri-suit, from what to look for when buying to reviews from our experts who test and rate the best...
08 July 2016 at 10:34

Triathlon bike versus road bike

Struggling to choose between a triathlon or a road bike? Don't worry says Mark McKay, this is a dilemma that every triathlete must face. Here he weighs up the pros and cons of both
08 July 2016 at 09:27

7 triathlon kit upgrades for beginners that don't cost a fortune

You’ve just started in triathlon and have got yourself a bike and a pair of trainers, but what are the key upgrades to provide comfort – and some time-shaving – come race day?
27 June 2016 at 10:07  (1)

Tri-suits: 14 of the best reviewed, tested & rated

Need a comfy and fast tri-suit to match your triathlon needs this season? We test and rate 14 of the best on the market. The first 7 are vested, while the last 7 are sleeved
06 June 2016 at 09:40

Pinnacle Dolomite 5 review

Matthew Allen takes the Pinnacle Dolomite 5 for a test ride to see if it really can deliver what it promises for the affordable £1,000
27 May 2016 at 09:28

Triathlon wetsuits: 14 of the best tested and rated

14 tri-specific wetsuits, for every budget, are put to the test by Matt Baird and Jack Sexty. The first 7 are priced £100-£300 while the final 7 are priced £300-£600

Chrissie Wellington on... Budget triathlon gear

"Ultimately, you compete using your heart and your head, not your wallet," says Britain's four-time Kona champ

How to turn your road bike into a triathlon bike

Adapting a road bike for triathlons is a whole lot cheaper than buying a triathlon bike and you can achieve many of the same aerodynamic advantages
18 May 2016 at 11:58

Chrissie Wellington’s 10 top tri kit essentials

If anyone knows what tri gear you need (and don’t need) to race, it’s Britain’s four-time Kona queen
11 May 2016 at 13:08

Triathlon gear buying guides

From triathlon-specific bikes to sophisticated GPS watches you could spend a fortune buying triathlon kit, each piecepromising to make the difference to your training and race performance. Here are some buying and fact guides to some of the most essential pieces of kit...
04 May 2016 at 16:03

Specialized Alias Comp woman's bike review

With a choice of seatposts and clip-on aerobars, the women’s Alias Comp can be changed from a road to a tri race-day bike with relative ease. Aiofe Glass takes it for a test cycle...
20 April 2016 at 15:45

Top 9 UK triathlons for challenging open-water swims

From Cumbria to Snowdonia and the Firth of Forth, we check out the 9 toughest open water swims going at UK triathlons
07 April 2016 at 16:00  (4)

Giant’s Propel Advanced Pro 1 bike review

Buying an aero bike without aero wheels is like buying a three-legged greyhound – you’ll save money but there’s a crucial ingredient missing. So is the Giant Propel Advanced Pro 1 the complete aero package?
05 April 2016 at 11:41

GPS run watches: 10 of the best tested and rated

GPS-equipped fitness watches will maximise each and every training session. But does the theory stand up to practice? James Witts gets with the beat…
23 March 2016 at 12:52

4 quirky bits of the latest tri gear you might want, or you might not.... yet...

From a pair of shorts costing €800 to the smallest bike rack we have ever seen, we get a variety of stuff sent to 220 Towers - here's 4 of our wackiest
23 March 2016 at 09:31

Nike launches 'self-tying' shoe

A Back to the Future-esque self-tying shoe is due out later this year
17 March 2016 at 13:07

Cycle puncture repair kits: 4 of the best

Punctures are the bane of all cyclists, but the following four bike puncture repair kits are designed to get you back cycling on the road asap. Jack Sexty is your inflater and rater
15 March 2016 at 11:52