February 10, 2012 on 11:18 am | In Employee Adventures, Product Information, Random Musings, Tech Tips | 2 Comments
There aren’t many products that I gush about, but I have found myself more than once in the past few months on the sales floor gushing to a customer about the Saucony Kinvara. I had been a long time Mizuno Wave Rider wearer, but after my last 70.3, the first thing I did was take off my shoes. My heels were once again blistered, my feet ached, my shoes were soaking wet and seemed 5 pounds heavier. It was time to find a new pair of running shoes.
I headed to the TriSports shoe wall and consulted with one of our expert shoe fitters. I wanted a light weight shoe with good drainage, enough cushion to run an Ironman marathon, and a lower heel-to-toe drop (around 4-6mm). I tried on the Brooks T7, the K-Swiss Blade Light, and the Saucony Kinvara. Right away the Saucony’s were noticeably different. The shoe’s upper was soft and flexible, free of unnecessary decorations, and allowed for good ventilation. The heel cup was also very pliable and securely wrapped around my narrow heel. With 4 mm of drop between the heel and toe it was the perfect shoe for transitioning to a more minimalist style of shoe.
Fast forward 5 months and I still love my Kinvaras. I am well over the “300 mile limit” and the shoes still feel like they did when they came out of the box. If you are in the market for a light weight trainer/racer with a low profile, try out the Saucony Kinvaras, and if you need a stability shoe, try the Fastwitch. Happy running!
November 18, 2011 on 6:00 am | In Product Information, Tech Tips | No Comments
What is joy? Merriam-Webster defines joy as “the expression or exhibition of such emotion” and “a state of happiness” – perfect emotional descriptions of the new Quintana Roo Illicito Triathlon Frameset. Triathletes will be riding for joy once they experience the QR Illicito.
Quintana Roo has always been a leader in the design of tri bikes and the Illicito takes their proven shift technology – when riding a surge of air is created from behind the front wheel and the unprecedented aerodynamics of the CDO.01 frame style enables suction to draw the wind off to the ‘clean’ side (non-drive side) of the bike – and ups the ante by removing the left seat stay and creating an even more ‘clean’ side. QR constructed a Leading Edge Absent (LEA) surface on the non drive chain-stay which results in a ‘sail’ effect. This ‘sail’ effect creates less resistance and makes for a sleeker and faster frame.
The Illicito offers more high modulus carbon fiber than any previous QR frame. A newly redesign rear brake improves braking performance plus offers increased clearance for the latest generation of wider race wheels.
The QR Illicito comes with a fork, headset, seat post and brakes.
Illicito: TriSports.com’s definition of joy!
November 11, 2011 on 12:19 pm | In Announcements, Product Information, Tech Tips | No Comments
Introducing the new TYR Freak of Nature…
Stay tuned to TriSports University for an in depth review!
November 4, 2011 on 6:00 am | In Product Information, Tech Tips | No Comments
The TYR Orion Triathlon Goggle is specifically designed for triathletes and open water swimmers. Triathletes are always searching for gear that will help improve their times and the new TYR Orion will do just that!
The lenses are larger and distortion free which allow for a better field of view and the dark tint will help with sunny days and glare. The gasket is soft and very comfortable to wear.
Pick up your TYR Orion Triathlon Goggles today!
October 28, 2011 on 6:00 am | In Announcements, Product Information | No Comments
The Garmin Forerunner 910XT is designed for the triathlete who wants the next generation of Garmin’s multi sport GPS watches. The 910XT provides triathletes with all the metrics needed to improve your training.
The 910XT swim metrics include swim distance, stroke count and length per stroke. Bike and run metrics include an industry first barometric altimeter for highly accurate elevation data, including ascent, descent and grade. Custom multiple training pages allows for configurable data for each sport. Set up the vibration alerts to give a silent nudge when you hit a split, when it’s time for some nutrition or if you need a little feedback to stay within range of your training goals.
Water resistant up to 50m and is compatible with all ANT+ power meter devices.
October 14, 2011 on 6:00 am | In Product Information | No Comments
The SRAM crankset utilizes integrated carbon crank arms and red chainrings which provide a stiff and smooth power transition to the rear wheel. The SRAM Quarq is easy to install and easily swappable between bikes and allows you to race or train on any wheelset.
September 30, 2011 on 9:07 am | In Product Information, Tech Tips | No Comments
NiteRider’s 2012 lineup continues to push the envelope for technical bicycle lighting systems for triathletes and cyclists. From the night blasting front lights like the MiNewt Pro 750 to the Cherry Bomb rear light, NiteRider sets the standard for technical bicycling lighting.
The all new MiNewt 600 Cordless is compact and produces 600 lumens with a full hour and a half run time at max lumens or up to 10 hours in the new ‘Walk’ mode!
The MiNewt 350 Cordless replaces the previous year models with an additional 100 lumens and reduces the price tag by twenty bucks!
Need more compactness and power? NiteRider redesigned MiNewt Pro 750 is the first compact LED lighting system to produce 750 lumens of night piercing light. Featuring a completely redesigned headlamp, the Pro 750 comes in at 230g and has all the controls on the headlamp instead of on the battery.
September 23, 2011 on 11:13 am | In Announcements, Product Information, Tech Tips | No Comments
TriSports.com now sells On Running Shoes! Triathletes and runners who are seeking a light weight, neutral high mileage training or racing shoes now have On Running and their Cloudtech 3D Cushioning System.
On Running shoes have 13 Cloudtech 3D cushions on the bottom of the shoe to absorb both vertical and horizontal forces and helps to transfer heavy impact into a light and natural motion. On Running Shoes have been proven to lower heart rate by 2 beats per minute and reduce lactic acid on average of 5.4%!
The On Running Cloudrunner shoe is a neutral high mileage trainer that weighs in at 11.11 oz. The On Running Cloudsurfer is a neutral light weight training/racing shoe that weights 10.4 oz. The Cloudsurfer is available in both men’s and women’s models.
Check out TriSports University for an in-depth review!
September 15, 2011 on 6:00 am | In Product Information | No Comments
The TriSports.com Tri Before You Buy Demo Wheel Program offers triathletes a great way to test ride a wheelset prior to purchasing. The wheel program gives you a full 7 days of riding so you will have plenty of time to test the wheelset on your home roads and be 100% sure that you are making the right choice.
When you demo a wheelset you will receive a complete package including tires, skewers, 10 speed cassette and the demo wheels in a padded double wheel bag. Currently, TriSports.com offers Enve and Profile Design wheelsets for the Tri Before You Buy Wheel Program. TriSports.com will cover the shipping to and from. If you decide to purchase the wheelset within 30 days of returning the demo wheels, TriSports.com will apply the cost of the demo wheels to your purchase! Complete Demo Terms are available HERE!
You can order online or call one of our customer service members to reserve your demo wheels. The cost of the 7 day rental for the ENVE demo wheelset is $275.00 and the Profile Design demo wheelset is $225.00.
September 9, 2011 on 6:00 am | In Product Information | No Comments
Triathletes can now enjoy the cool refreshing feel of Eurostyle Chamois Butt’r with Methanol in an easy to use 4oz. tube. Eurostyle Chamois Butt’r with Methanol can be applied directly to your skin, chamois, or both and washes up easily with soap and water. The methanol in the Eurostyle Chamois Butt’r provides a brisk yet cool refreshing feeling to your sensitive areas as well as added anti-bacterial protection.
As with all Chamois Butt’r products Eurostyle Chamois Butt’r is paraben free, gluten free, and contains no artificial colors or fragrances. Made in the USA!