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.
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.
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.