Gear

  • 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…

  • Triathlon Wetsuit Reviews: Under £200

    2nd September 2010

    We review 5 of the best entry level triathlon wetsuits. Blueseventy Sprint £120 www.blueseventy.com On first impressions the Sprint looks a little more like a surf wetsuit, than a wetsuit you’d want to swim your first open-water 1500m in. But…

  • Triathlon Wetsuit Reviews: £200-£300

    2nd September 2010

    These 3 mid-range triathlon wetsuits are perfect for beginner or improving triathletes. Foor Quantum 2.Foor £299 www.triuk.com A striking design gets you excited about this suit straight out of the box, with its black and orange markings it certainly looks…

  • 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.…

  • 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…