Barefoot Running Shoes Reviewed

Jono Rumbelow, our ironguides coach in South Africa, got to test 7 pairs of barefoot running shoes recently. Here's what he found: The introduction of the barefoot-style running shoe was something eagerly awaited by runners, triathletes and duathletes around the world. In the past, most athletes wanted a light-weight racing shoe to compete in but, […]

Kona-legal / WTC-legal Speedsuits Hit the Market

With the Ironman World Championship less than a month away, athletes are laying out their race gear and checking it twice. Since the swim comes first, we thought we’d let you in on what we have heard is out there. The World Triathlon Corporation recently changed the rules on speedsuits so manufacturers are looking for […]

Gear File: Skins RY400 Recovery Tights, Element Endurance Bars

Trifuel takes a look at a couple new products on the market. The Skins RY400 Recovery Suit and Element Endurance Bars. Skins RY400 Recovery Men's Long Tights Suggested Retail: $140 Long Tights, $120 Long Sleeve Top The RY400 takes compression garments to another level. This is basically a full body suit. Sold separately but […]

Power Meters: An Overview

A common question that I get is what is a better power meter- “the power tap or one that’s in the cranks?” This is a great question, especially considering the cost of a power meter. I will attempt to answer this question here. There are usually two questions about which power meter is the best: […]

2010 Felt B16 Review

When Felt went through the last major redesign of its triathlon/TT line, they decided to create a frame layout that was essentially the same from entry level to top shelf, and purported to be one of the most aerodynamic in the world. With a total of eight variations in the carbon line, even the lowest […]

Cycleops PowerBeam Pro vs Computrainer

When it comes to purchasing a power meter, my recommendation will always be to choose the most flexible product that your budget allows. For this reason I advise purchasing an on-bike unit that can be used both indoors and outdoors, and for training and racing. However, there are some compelling new indoor power training options […]

The Minefield that is Running Shoes

You’re due for a new pair of running shoes. ‘Where do I start?’ you may ask yourself. Well let’s start off by dismantling one of The Big Myths: The most expensive pair of running shoes is not necessarily the best pair of running shoes for you. That’s right. In 2002 a study showed that 65% […]

Equipment Choices for Beginners: Cheaper Could Well be Faster

What works for elite triathletes isn’t necessarily the fastest option for a first-timer or beginner – often you may even go slower if you pick a piece of equipment that was designed to go extremely fast. Before choosing your gear, you need to consider that it is very likely you will be racing 50% longer […]

Electronic Bike Shifting

The evolution of the bicycle shifting continues. Shimano now has its new electronic Dura Ace Di2 gruppo. Sure there have been other companies that have tried to master this but I think Shimano is on to something with this one. Shimano Dura Ace First let me start with the weight of the Di2. This gruppo […]

Garmin Forerunner 405

I was very excited when I first reviewed the design of the new Garmin Forerunner 405. I have been using it’s predecessor, the Forerunner 305, both personally and professionally to coach my athletes. The 305 gives coach and athlete an enormous amount of post-workout data to review, and the 405 promised to improve upon an […]