Gear Guides

Best triathlon bike hydration systems 2015

We test three to find which one deserves a place on your race steed
12 June 2015 at 12:14

Triathlon bikes buyer’s guide

They may be heavier than road bikes, but a tri-specific steed can give you both extra speed and comfort during the second discipline
09 June 2015 at 15:08

Best open-water goggles review 2015

We put six pairs of open water goggles to the test
03 June 2015 at 12:34

Best triathlon wetsuits review 2015

We test a baker’s dozen of suits that aim to help you float like a duck and swim like an eel
20 May 2015 at 12:17

Four of 2015’s best aero helmets

With savings of 10-15 watts over ‘normal’ helmets, we try a quartet of go-faster lids for comfort, ventilation and more
05 May 2015 at 15:06

Four of 2015’s best bike multi-tools review

With great tool selection and slick looks, these four models have plenty to keep our Inspector Gadget satisfied…
28 April 2015 at 12:03

Best tri-suits review 2015

We try 10 of 2015’s top tri-suits to find out which ones will get you from starting horn to finishing tape with the biggest smile
21 April 2015 at 15:39

Aero helmets for triathletes – how and why to use them

Aero helmets will turn heads, and make you more aerodynamic on the bike leg. We explain how TT helmets can help you reach T2 faster

Do you need a triathlon bike for 70.3 and Ironman races?

Our experts answer the common question of whether the trusty road bike is “good enough” for a longer-distance triathlon
13 April 2015 at 15:47

Your first triathlon bike – a guide

We explain how to adapt to your new ride, how often you should be riding it in training, and the adjustments you can make to climb hills efficiently

What triathlon gear upgrades make you faster?

From aerobars and deep-rim wheels to wearing the colour red, we look at the kit choices that’ll deliver a new PB this season – guaranteed
30 March 2015 at 15:54

Best aerobars review 2015

Get low, narrow and fast with our guide to eight of this year’s best aerobars
26 March 2015 at 16:03

What to look for in a tri wetsuit

Why a triathlon wetsuit is worth the investment, and what to look for when buying
17 March 2015 at 14:15

Nine gear upgrades for long distance triathletes

From aero helmets to wetsuit lube (no sniggering), we look at the kit you'll need to morph from Ironman completer to competer

Best triathlon training apps review

Our reviewer takes a look at four of the best triathlon training apps currently on the market
10 March 2015 at 11:19

Compression wear: how it works, why triathletes use it

A regular sight on Ironman triathletes, we look at the recovery benefits claimed, and explain the key areas
20 February 2015 at 14:15  (1)

Four of 2015’s best run socks review

Our reviewer tests and rates a quartet of 2015’s best run socks
10 February 2015 at 15:10

Guide to using energy gels

They're a key part of many triathletes’ training and race fuelling strategy – we explain what you need to know
30 January 2015 at 12:00

How to choose a turbo trainer

Laugh in the face of wind, rain and snow, and keep training through winter with a turbo
21 January 2015 at 15:31  (2)

Best run base layers review

Five of this year’s best run base layers tested and rated by our expert reviewer
21 January 2015 at 11:13