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Pearl Izumi Iso Seek IV

At 400g this is the heaviest shoe on test. When getting a feel for them out of the box, this weighty stack manifests itself in a highly inflexible shoe. On flat and non-technical trails this isn’t a problem, and they cope well with moderate, gently undulating off-road terrain. They also perform proficiently on hardpack terrain, […]

Pearl Izumi Iso Seek IV
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Asics Gel-Trail Sensor 5

If you’re used to Asics road shoes then these trail offerings will feel familiar. Sadly, like several of their higher-end road shoes, we can’t help conclude that they’re over-engineered. The 396g weight is at the heavier end, and do you really need gel cushioning on the rear and forefoot and a ‘Rock Protection Plate’ in […]

Asics Gel-Trail Sensor 5
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Blueseventy Eclipse

We had high hopes for this one: a well-respected swim brand, a stylish design and a quality finish. Unfortunately, the sizing let it down. A 34 was almost big enough for two people to fit in to and, again, the double layer – which this time was used across almost the entire suit, even the […]

Blueseventy Eclipse
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Orca One Piece

First impressions? Buy the size up. The 10 made us feel like we were slowing being squeezed in a vice, rendering us almost hunchback in the water. Once in the 12… well it was still too tight, most noticeably across the shoulders. Like the Aqua Sphere the Orca has two layers on the front panel, […]

Orca One Piece
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Aqua Sphere Manaus

A simple yet striking design from the swimwear behemoths Aqua Sphere. Although we were a little worried that it would be too small – as there didn’t seem to be much give getting it on, it fitted like a second skin; testing a 34 (a UK10), the sizing was spot on. With the yellow flatlock-stitched […]

Aqua Sphere Manaus
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Hoka One One Bondi B

Here we have a shoe that’s trying to break down the paradigms of performance running footwear… and has failed. Or at least it has when you compare it to, say, the subtlety of Newton’s energy return system. Rather, the One One Bondi B (seriously?) will have you leaving the house looking like a Tweenie. Name […]

Hoka One One Bondi B
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Topeak Panoram V10c

Delivering both speed and cadence for under £65, the Topeak gets off to a good start. But once you begin installation, you quickly fall out of love. The wireless cadence sensor is neat enough and a simple zip tie affair, but that’s as good as it gets. A wired speed sensor really belongs on a […]

Topeak Panoram V10c
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SiS Burner Gel (60ml)

This is a novel approach to fuelling where the addition of 1g of L-Carnitine to 19g of carbohydrate is purported to encourage fat metabolism as an energy store to spare muscle glycogen. L-Carnitine has been linked to this but there’s limited evidence for sports performance enhancement in the literature. We certainly didn’t notice any tangible […]

SiS Burner Gel (60ml)
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Sharkeye Tracker

If you want to get to the bottom of your swim limitations, or have aspirations of becoming a coach, then the Sharkeye could be for you. This standalone underwater camera lets you walk alongside a swimmer – pending approval from your pool – to capture their technique as well as being able to view the […]

Sharkeye Tracker
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Lucozade Sport Pro Muscle

The Lucozade brand is highly credible in terms of sports nutrition, producing great tasting and convenient protein shakes for someone looking to recover fast. What’s also going for the Sport Pro Muscle is the fact that it’s neither synthetic or powdery, as you so often find in similar products. The main reason for this it […]

Lucozade Sport Pro Muscle
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Strength Training for Triathletes

Author Dr Patrick Hagerman has been a professor of exercise and sports science, a university-level strength and conditioning coach, and an experienced personal trainer and athlete, so he’s a good man to consult on the subject of strength work. His book begins by introducing the concept of strength training, and follows a logical progression through […]

Strength Training for Triathletes