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The Evolution of Triathlon Gear

The Evolution of Triathlon Gear

As a new triathlete, the amount (and expense) of gear to enter into the sport can seem overwhelming - the triathlon-specific wetsuits, TT bikes costing up to $12k, endless pairs of running shoes, triathlon kits, chamois butter - the list goes on. But look no further than a few decades ago and you can see the leaps and bounds that have been made in designing and manufacturing comfortable, aerodynamic and increasingly affordable triathlon gear. In order to fully demonstrate how impressive triathlon gear is today, we need to do a quick leap back in time and talk about its evolution....

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Men’s vs. Women’s Bikes: Is There Really a Difference?

Men’s vs. Women’s Bikes: Is There Really a Difference?

During your search for your first (or next) bike, you probably came across both men’s and women’s bike models, yet you struggled to see the difference. So that begs the question - is there one? We get it, searching for a new bike can be overwhelming. Not only do you have to consider the different brands, components, price ranges and models - but now you also have to decipher the differences between men’s and women’s bikes!? Don't fret, we are here to help. Let’s break down the main differences between the two types of bikes, and whether or not you...

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2020 Cycling Trends to Watch For

2020 Cycling Trends to Watch For

E-bikes and tubeless and 3D printing, OH MY! While races may not be on the calendar this year, the bike industry is still booming. And, not surprisingly, leaders in the industry are continuing to pump out exciting new technology to help more people ride faster, farther and get stronger. 1. E-bikes galore! As they simultaneously become sleeker in design and more affordable, e-bikes are changing the landscape of who can ride, where they can ride, and for how long. Despite early upheaval against the e-bike trend, they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. While barred from most cycling competitions and even...

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What Does Anti-Microbial Mean? And Why Is It Important?

What Does Anti-Microbial Mean? And Why Is It Important?

Anti-microbial technology is an increasingly popular trend in the fashion industry, and especially in sporting apparel. Touting qualities such as killing bacteria and eliminating perma-stink (you know what we are talking about), we are here to educate you on the real benefits of anti-microbial clothing. Do you wash your clothes over and over again trying to get that sweaty musk out only to find they smell the exact same as soon as you start sweating again? Preventing this, among other things, is one of the many unique qualities of the quickly growing anti-microbial trend. What is it? Most anti-microbial technology...

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Staying Motivated When There Are No Races on the Calendar

Staying Motivated When There Are No Races on the Calendar

If you’re struggling to find motivation with races postponed and canceled, you’re not alone. But we want to help - peep below for our top five strategies to getting your training mojo back. With race schedules being uprooted across the world, many athletes are feeling both lost and unmotivated to train. It’s not hard to understand - if you don’t have an upcoming race, what’s the point of getting those beautiful green squares on TrainingPeaks? Sure, for some of us, the motivation is there to continue training as we normally would, but this isn’t true for everyone. So, to help...

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Training for Triathlon Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Training for Triathlon Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As states begin to re-open in multiple staggered phases, athletes across the country are itching to get back to their regular training routines - but before doing so, there are a few safety precautions every athlete should consider. As athletes strive to get back to their pre-coronavirus routines, more and more are realizing there are some new adjustments we will all have to make to get back to training as usual. Two questions at the front of athletes’ minds are: 1) can we start training in groups again? And 2) what precautions should we be taking to make sure we...

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