Gear

  • Mavic Ksyrium K10 Wheelset Review

    26th September 2010

    This tyre and wheel combo from Mavic isn’t cheap, but the K10s are light, tough and have an impressive feel. £899 www.mavic.com Mavic have been making rims since 1935 and complete wheels since 1994, but the K10s are their first…

  • Time Ulteam Tri Carbon Shoes Review

    25th September 2010

    Time are more well known for their excellent frames and pedals, so how do their tri shoes measure up? £139.95 www.chickencycles.co.uk Pedal and frame manufacturers Time only do one tri shoe, so they’ve made sure it’s a good one. The…

  • Saucony ProGrid Hurricane 12 Review

    23rd September 2010

    Little luxuries aren’t top of everyone’s agenda at the moment, but Saucony’s top-end stability shoe has been revamped with just that in mind. Price: £105 Weight: 360g www.saucony.co.uk The price has gone up £10 since last year’s model, but you…

  • Polar CS500 Cycle Computer Review

    22nd September 2010

    If you can afford the hefty-ish price tag and the optional extras, this impressive bike computer from Polar could revolutionise your ride. £234.50 + £43.50 (cadence) + £48.50 (data transfer) www.polarelectro.co.uk Using a heart-rate monitor is an effective method of…

  • High 5 4:1 Endurance Bars Review

    21st September 2010

    These delicious energy bars didn’t last long in the TriRadar office. But how effective are they? £37.49 (box of 30) or £1.25 each www.highfive.co.uk We’ve eaten enough of these bars in the last month to call ourselves true experts. Like…

  • British Triathlon and Wiggle team up

    18th September 2010

    British Triathlon have announced a new partnership with online retailers Wiggle, and Focus bikes, as part of their new online shop, www.britishtriathlonshop.org. Wiggle, who already sponsor top triathletes including Stuart Hayes, Jodie Stimpson and Emma-Kate Lidbury (pictured), will become the…

  • Vibram Five Fingers Speed Running Shoe Review

    17th September 2010

    These unique-looking running shoes allow you to run ‘barefoot’ without hurting yourself. But how effective are they? £98.99 www.primallifestyle.com Five Fingers Speed have been designed to help ease you through the difficult transition from heel striking into a midfoot strike,…

  • Nike launches GPS app

    16th September 2010

    A new Apple iPhone app from Nike+ should solve the ‘heavy cover’ problem of GPS speed-and-distance monitors. The app is designed to move from GPS tracking to an accelerometer without missing a beat, so if you run into a built-up…

  • Eurobike 2010: The new black

    10th September 2010

    Shopping for a high-end road or triathlon bike next year? You can have any colour, as long as it’s black… Yes, next year’s bikes are lighter, stiffer, smoother and more aero than ever. But we noticed another theme while dribbling…

  • New: Look Polar Power Meter

    3rd September 2010

    There were plenty of new reasons to remortgage your house at Eurobike 2010, and this new pedal-based power-meter from Look and Polar was top of our list. The two companies have been working together since the start of last year…