AC­CES­SORIES

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - FEATURES -

SURE, YOU NEED to cover the ba­sics to be able to do a triathlon: swim­suit, wet­suit, bike and run­ning shoes, but some­times you can en­hance your train­ing and rac­ing ex­pe­ri­ence with a new gad­get. We took a look at a few that are sure to make your ac­tive life safer, eas­ier and a lot more fun. Xlab Gear Box Kit

Split into two com­part­ments to keep all your gear or­ga­nized, the Gear Box Kit fits into a wa­ter bot­tle cage and won’t “launch” into the rid­ers be­hind you thanks to the spe­cial fin­ish that keeps it se­cure. The in­ner is padded so you won’t hear any­thing rat­tling around. You can get it with a state-of-the-art clincher re­pair kit, or sup­ply your own tools into an empty ver­sion.

$75

Con­ti­nen­tal Com­pe­ti­tion Tires

While we keep hear­ing that clincher tires are test­ing faster, lots of triath­letes still love their tubu­lar rims and tires as the de­fault op­tion for rac­ing. The go-to tire for many of the world’s top pro tour teams, the Com­pe­ti­tion is a main­stay for those on tubu­lars. That’s all thanks to the ex­cel­lent punc­ture pro­tec­tion, out­stand­ing trac­tion, high mileage and low rolling re­sis­tance that has made this a favourite for pros and age groupers alike.

$155

PRO Aero­fuel Sad­dle

Find­ing a com­fort­able sad­dle can be an or­deal, but chances are you’ll be happy on the Aero­fuel. Thanks to its titanium rails and car­bon re­in­forced base, the triathlon/time trial spe­cific sad­dle weighs in at just 295 g. There’s just the right amount of pad­ding and sup­port to keep you com­fort­able on even the long­est rides, while the deep track down the cen­tre pro­vides ven­ti­la­tion and pres­sure re­lief.

$257

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