Gear

  • 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.…

  • 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,…