Nick DF

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08/03/2017 at 09:16
When I was doing IM Wales on My TT rig, there were certainly times when I thought a roadie would have been better. NOt necessarily the ascents, as my titanium frame made that a lot easie, but because of the descents which could end in sharp turns and with the welsh weather playing a factor proper brake levers would have helped a great deal. A reccy of the course would have helped considerably too but I couldnt find the time to do do this. A roadie with some tri bars also gives you the option of another waterbottle set up too! Best of both worlds. see conversation
16/06/2014 at 21:15
And they all come with boggo wheels hence not the same price. see conversation
16/06/2014 at 18:01
I'd follow the Lots of excellent advice above. EBay can also be a great place to get a bargain. I snaffled a 2xu x:2 for silly money given it had an RRP of '650'. see conversation
11/06/2014 at 10:28
Plus lots of colour choices they also fitted me and I'm sure if you asked nicely they'd throw this in or give you a deal on a fit if your spending 2.5k. The best thing about this deal is that there is almost nothing you need to upgrade. Let's face it we all tinker with our setup, buy new wheels etc. see conversation
11/06/2014 at 08:56
Btw your middle distance race will be a perfect opportunity to practise race strategy. I remember doing the run and just saying 'stay in z2' over and over eventually I got into a very nice rhythm (it was. Flat) and. Managed a negative split and that boosted my confidence no end. see conversation
11/06/2014 at 08:53
I used fink last year and found it made complete sense one message I got. That no matter how slow you go you've got to stay in that hr. It could be a matter of you feeling so good off the bike you go too hard at the start? I have always found that if you go running too hard at the beginning heart rate doesn't come down when you slow down and you actually feel a bit leaden. Go slow because as you get fitter you will increase speed. My first oly tri I was doing 7 minutes miles but for IM I aimed got 9 minute (ie 4 hour marathin) miles. Either way keep doing the bricks especially long runs after long rides. We could all probably do 10k after 100 miles if we had to 42k is completely different! see conversation
11/06/2014 at 08:47
Planet x imo the best deal on the market. Exocet 2 frame and full Ultegra 6800 with some proper aero clinchers. Frame got 90% review in 220 the Ultegra is one of the best gruppos around at the moment and presents outstanding value. see conversation
20/03/2013 at 20:43
im doing a lot of pool swimming in prep for an IM whereas last year most of my swimming was in ow. I am seriously slow in the pool like 1:05 for 50metres but managed a half IM in 34 last year. what other factors other than the wetsuit mean I'm so slow. obviously technique is an issue but I am as cardiovascularly fit as I have ever been but feel like my goal of a 1hr hm swim isnt going to happen if im currently doing 2.5k per hour at the moment?

any thoughts helpful.......... feel like my technique is worse. luckily there is a excellent coach with an endless pool nearby but pennies saved is always good news. see conversation

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