Looking for a solution to carrying all your triathlon kit on race day? Age grouper Jon Dundee tests out the Triathlon Box…
Nothing shouts novice like trying to make your way across a bumpy, muddy field at a snail’s pace whist balancing an enormous box full of kit on the handlebars of your bike. Luckily UK-based company triathlonbox.co.uk have developed a large, lockable transition box that mounts on the top tube of your bike, making the balancing act a thing of the past.
The Triathlon Box has a massive 57.5 litres of storage for all your transition essentials, including both a wet and dry compartment and slots to hold water bottles secure and most importantly, upright. The box has drainage on the wet side for transporting your wetsuit after a race – or open water session – although in practice this is likely to drain into the back seat or boot of your car if you’re not careful.
The build quality is fantastic and the box is strong enough to double as a seat whilst waiting in line at race registrations. The addition of a lock is also a great idea and might even solve the problem of where to put your keys when racing alone.
On the negative site, if, like me, you have a tri bike with a very forward riding position or if you use a wide split nosed saddle like the Adamo, the box may not fit – so if you plan to buy make sure you measure up first.
Words: Jon Dundee
Jon, 36, has been a keen age group triathlete for the past three years and qualified for the ETU sprint distance European Championships in 2014. His favourite discipline is cycling and he recently completed the Ironman 70.3 Majorca in May.
Here’s a video of one of the inventors, John-Paul Ashton showing all that the triathlon box has to offer:
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