In every cyclists efforts to trim grams, there comes a time when a few accessories, like a hydration system, are deemed essential. Now time trailers and triathletes, among other cyclists, can shave a few grams from their hydration system. Karbon Speed just released its XR Series hydration system, the Karbon Speed FXR, for Front Extended Range. Read the rest of this entry »
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Specialized has introduced its new triathlon friendly saddle, the Sitero. It is designed to provide more comfort for those 112 miles in an Iron Man, where riders might be sitting on the nose of the saddle to stay in the most aerodynamic position. It will be available this spring in a Pro model with carbon rails, and an Expert model with titanium rails. These might be something worth “tri’ing” out.
Weekend Reading List (02.16.2013): Run in the Sun, Sinead Had Speed?, Tri on the Rise, Helmets for Kids
Run in the Sun
From Men’s Health: Why You Should Move Your Workout Outdoors
Winter blues are reason enough to seek out the sun. But here’s another: People with adequate levels of vitamin D—produced when your skin is exposed to the sun’s rays—have about half the risk of developing type 1 diabetes, according to a new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
Fashion and fitness don’t have to be mutually exclusive, and this is why Kristin Mayer launched Betty Designs. The podium age group triathlete has designed suits and kits for World Champion triathletes, cyclists and teams, but she is also a mother, and a lover of fashion. She’s taken her passion along with her serious drive and channeled this into an entrepreneurial spirit with Betty Designs.
She was recently featured in The New York Times Style section and something tells us we’ll be hearing a lot more from Kristen (a.k.a. “Betty”) in the months to come!
Custom team clothing is quickly becoming a popular choice among team sports. In fact, KineticShift recently had custom cycling jerseys made to wear during the Demo Days at Interbike. At the same show, 2Xu will be introducing its Teamwear line of custom performance garments. Read the rest of this entry »
Next week’s Interbike trade show will see the addition of two additional communities including a new Triathlon Pavilion, which is there to embrace the spirit of the sport. It is hosted by Triathlon Business International and will feature tri-specific educational seminars, including two sessions by Kristen Carroll, Active.com’s VP of Corporate Communications.
The show will also feature the return of the Urban Yard for a second year, where retailers and attendees can take in urban bike products, while also having access to free Wi-Fi. Read the rest of this entry »
Triathlons require different clothing than each sport dictates, since one kit needs to be worn in the swim, run and cycling components of the race. To address all three, Endurance Junkie released its Oly Tri Suit. Endurance Junkie assures us it’s ITU-legal. Read the rest of this entry »
When you’re competing in a triathlon you can customize just about every aspect of your uniform. But then you strap on a pair of standard goggles that everybody else is also wearing in the swim component. TYR just announced a custom goggle program that lets swimmers create their own goggles. Read the rest of this entry »
Trying your best is way competition is really about, but as Lee Gardner, president and head coach of Trismarter explains trying is just part of going the distance in a triathlon. Lee tells us why having the right bike is important, but also that making sure the bike fits is very important as well. Read the rest of this entry »
Most heart rate monitors are waterproof, and therefore you can track your heart rate while doing laps, but it’s difficult to track what you do in the pool. The new Swim training watch from Garmin is designed specifically for swimmers, and provides feedback on laps. The Garmin Swim training watch was announced ahead of the U.S. Masters Swimming Championships in Omaha, Nebraska taking place July 5-8. Read the rest of this entry »
Rudy Project is offering a two-for-one promotion on its sunglasses, RX lenses, goggles and helmets. Purchase one of Rudy Project’s three premium helmets, or a pair of sunglasses – there’s over 20 models to choose from – and get a second item free. On average, you’ll save about $180 on the deal, though to do that you’ll spend that much. You’ll also have to pay $24.95 for shipping and insurance. Read the rest of this entry »
Yurbuds designs headphones worthy of someone training for a marathon or triathlon. The Inspire Talk headphones are compatible with most smartphones, and have a one-button “dry-mic” sweat and water resistant microphone and control.
The new model comes in shiny black, a departure from the red models in previous Ironman Series earbud headphones from Yurbud. The one-button “dry-mic” control is sweat and water-resistant. It operates as a microphone to handle phone calls, even while on a run. With one button, runners can answer and end calls, start and stop music, adjust the music track and transmit a clear audio signal.
While the Inspire Talk is aimed at a broad number of smartphones, it has the ability to launch Apple’s Siri voice control query on the iPhone 4S.
Weekend Reading List (5.26.2012: Burn It, Surf the Pin-ups, Idaho Trails, Lance is the Ironman, Slinky Hits the Treadmill
From Runner’s World: Running v. Walking: How Many Calories Will You Burn?
Two weeks ago, I began planning an update to a Walking v. Running calorie-burn article that I had written for Runner’s World magazine in 2005. When that article subsequently appeared on the RunnersWorld.com website, it attracted a lot of interest and comments. Some of those comments displayed the widespread confusion and outright disbelief that’s common to this topic. Read the rest of this entry »