Gear

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

Multisport 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

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

Multisport watches: 5 key functions to look for when buying

A multisport watch will take your performance to another level. But what are the key functions and extras to look for?
15 August 2017 at 15:33

6 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. Helen Webster puts six versions to the test
14 August 2017 at 14:12

The Garmin Forerunner 935 gets an upgrade

The popular tri watch gets its latest upgrade, with WiFi and TrainingPeaks added to the features list
07 August 2017 at 09:05  (1)

Triathlon bike shoes: 10 of the best reviewed

As well as a good fit and a stiff sole, triathletes also need bike shoes that are easy to get on and off in a hurry. Jack Sexty tests 10 of the best to see which ones tick all the boxes
04 August 2017 at 13:00

What's the difference between a triathlon bike and a road bike?

It's the frame geometry that makes a tri bike different to a roadie as the aim is to get your upper body lower and further forwards. This not only makes you more aero but also opens up your hip-leg angle to make it easier to run off the bike. Here we explain more...
05 July 2017 at 11:51

Up close with Joe Skipper's bike, the Guerciotti Eclipse

Top British Ironman Joe Skipper talks us through his new Italian ride, and the go-faster mods it has
23 June 2017 at 10:12

Women’s tri-suits: 6 of the best reviewed

Six of this year’s best tri-suits for women get put to the test by Helen Webster. Here's what she thought on each...
19 June 2017 at 11:56

Garmin Fenix 5 review

The Garmin Fenix 5 has a load of new spec, but is it worth the cash? Jack Sexty puts it through its paces to find out
08 June 2017 at 10:59

Children's triathlon gear: how to kit kids out without breaking the bank

Triathlon is often thought of as an expensive sport, and only accessible for those with cash to burn on the latest gadgets. Parents with this view may therefore dissuade their children from trying multi-sport. But as with adults, you can actually train and compete with minimal expenditure of your hard-earned cash.
06 June 2017 at 13:05

Up close with Javier Gomez's bike, the S-Works Shiv

What does an ITU world champ ride to go long? We check out the spec on Gomez’s prized TT machine
24 May 2017 at 09:34