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Triathlon Review: Reynolds Strike SLG Tubeless Wheels

Today I wanted to take a little break from everything running and drop back into triathlon a bit. A lot of folks asked after our triathlon feature, what gear was really the most important and can help make you stronger, faster, and more effective as a triathlete. First off, let me say there is no magic pill and all that is required is a bike, your legs, the ability to swim, and a little tenacity but if you already have a decent bike, then the single best upgrade you can make is to your wheelset. In this review, I wanted to offer an analysis of the Reynolds Strike SLG which in my opinion is one of the best mid-level aero carbon tubeless wheelsets on the market.
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Tech Review: Monster iSport SuperSlim Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

I think my new fascination might be with headphones and in particular, wireless headphones. I’ve had too many mishaps with wires while running on the road and trail or even on my bike, all ending in disastrous results. In this edition, I got a chance to take a look at the iSport SuperSlim Bluetooth headphones from Monster, a company that was previously more known for its cables, but who has since moved into the larger audio game and has been turning out some pretty solid products. To get a closer look, I tested these out on the road, trail, bike, and even in the gym.
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Tech Review: Bose SoundSport Wired In-Ear Headphones

The Bose name is synonymous with high quality sound and I think its fair to say that many of us having been waiting for quite a while for a sport version from them. Thankfully, the SoundSport In-Ear have arrived and they are a great first step into the sport market, but we wanted to get a little deeper with this review. We wanted to judge them not only on whether the sound produced lives up to the Bose name, but also how well they perform in action.
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Gear Review: Rudy Project Wingspan and Rush Helmets

As part of our triathlon series, we also had a chance to check out some of the latest offerings helmet offerings from the Rudy Project. For our road rides and more basic training activities, we used their Rush road helmet and for more flat rides and in competition we used their Wingspan TT. Both represent the breadth of the offering that Rudy Project provides and looking at each one individually really allows us to focus on their strengths and weaknesses.
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Tech Review: Wahoo Kickr Trainer

One of the greatest pieces of equipment ever to find its way into my cycling and athletic arsenal is my Wahoo Kickr. I say this as someone who has been riding it for a few years now and have been using it well before I was ever involved with this site, so I speak from a place of confidence. If you are looking for a top notch home trainer that simulates real-world conditions, then you’d be hard-pressed to look anywhere else. This may sound like a huge endorsement, but let me take you through my experience and the benefits.
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Diary Entry: Going Through The Shaving and Waxing Process For Your First Triathlon

Believe it or not, one of the most common questions I was asked when I told people I was training for a triathlon was are you going to shave? I found this incredibly amusing given all the other potential difficulties you run into when training for a tri, but I knew it was looming out there. I decided, then and there, that not only would I go the shaving route, but I’d also go for the full wax and give a little comparison. The details on that will follow.
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