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Altra Kayenta Review

The Altra Kayenta is like nothing we have really seen from Altra before. Visually it makes you think of the Torin, but really it’s in a new class by itself. Compared to what Altra has come forward with before in the low weight and high-performance category, this is a dramatic improvement. Packing 23mm of cushioning into a below six-ounce shoe is truly an accomplishment. Also as a bonus, this upper ...

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Reynolds Strike SLG Tubeless Wheels Review

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, ...

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Bose SoundSport Wired In-Ear Headphones Review

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 ...

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Triathlon Diary Entry: Triathlon Accomplished – Part 3 – The Run and The Finish

The transition into the run went really smoothly, much better than I expected in fact. After I dismounted the bike, I sprinted across the still damp grass into my transition spot and made a quick change into my Hokas, threw on my number belt, and grabbed my hat and before you know it I was headed out of the gate with a total transition time of 1:41. Most of this ...

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The Swim It Review

I wanted to set aside a whole article to talk about one of the key pieces of equipment that I used while training for and competing in the Portland Triathlon as it has become an invaluable item in my kit, it's The Swim It. When I first started thinking about the swim portion of the triathlon and in particular, the open water swimming element, there was a certain amount of ...

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Rudy Project Wingspan and Rush Helmets Review

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 ...

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Triathlon 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 ...

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