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  • Triathlon Wetsuit Reviews: £300 Plus

    2nd September 2010

    These 5 top-end triathlon wetsuits come with a hefty price tag but there’s real quality on offer. Quintana Roo Hydrofull £325 www.quintanarootri.com QR have been in the (triathlon) game for a long time, and have a good reputation to uphold.…

  • Triathlon Bikes: Beginners’ Guide

    1st September 2010

    The biggest purchase you’ll make for triathlon is also the one that can make the most difference to your race finish time and, more importantly, your experience. Triathlon Bike vs Road Bike The big question facing every triathlete when choosing…

  • Nike Sports Band2 Review

    1st September 2010

    This speed-and-distance monitor from Nike is excellent value – but how precise is it? £40 www.nike.com This is the second generation of Nike’s popular user-friendly speed-and-distance monitor. A slim rubber bracelet holds the clear one-line display comfortably and keeps weight…

  • POWERbreathe Kinetic Review

    1st September 2010

    Can this clever gadget from POWERbreathe really help you breathe more easily? £249.99 www.powerbreathekinetic.co.uk Most of us have experienced breathlessness when racing or training, and the POWERbreathe Kinetic improves breath volume and total breath power to improve endurance performance. The…

  • Running Shoe Reviews: £70 Or Under

    1st September 2010

    We review these great entry-level running shorts. Brooks T6 Racer £55 www.brooksrunning.co.uk 173g A super-light slipper for races up to 10K, this can clearly go the distance for lighter runners: it’s Chrissie Wellington’s favourite shoe. It’s stripped down, very breathable,…

  • Zefal Husky Track Pump Review

    1st September 2010

    This offering from Zefal has its faults but is a pump that could last you a lifetime… £59.99 www.zyro.co.uk Taking it all on its broad beech-wood shoulders is this retro, but ultra-reliable pump from Zefal. There are some things about…

  • Running Shoe Reviews: £75-£90

    1st September 2010

    We review these great mid-range running shoes. New Balance 905 £75 www.newbalance.co.uk 296g Towards the heavier end of the racing shoes spectrum, this is a more stable model than most. It has New Balance’s TS2 ‘transitional support system’ – basically…

  • Running Shoe Reviews: £100 Plus

    1st September 2010

    We review these high-end running shoes. Newton Distance £120 www.newtonrunning.co.uk 244g Running in a pair of Newtons is a bit like driving a French car: it feels very different to start with, but once you get used to it and…

  • Tri Suit Reviews: Under £80

    1st September 2010

    We review the best entry-level tri suits under £80. More Mile Tri Suit £29.99 www.startfitness.co.uk We’ve never seen a tri race suit for less than 50 quid before and were intrigued to see how this would perform. While it couldn’t…

  • Tri Suit Reviews: £80-£100

    1st September 2010

    These four tri suits all come in at £100 or less, but they’re a bit of a mixed bunch… Craft Elite Tri Suit £80 www.craft.se The first suit in our test to go by the name Elite just about lives…