During the summer I decided I wanted to build my own bike in the off season. I thought it'd be something special to ride a machine I'd built myself and the personal element really appealed to me. I spoke to some of the guys in the workshop where I work and they agreed to help and guide me. No sooner than I'd bought the frame from VeloBuild, I was offered a machine I couldn't refuse. The 2013 Cannondale Slice RS Ultegra. I couldn't turn it down and as a result I am selling my VeloBuild TT Frame that comes with aerobars, handlebars and seat-post. The bike cost me $869/ €800 and cost me €110 to ship and a further €200 on customs. In all this frame cost me €1100 to buy, I am selling for €900. This is a real steal as I have done all the hard work dealing with customs and deliveries so the frame is there for someone to buy. Drop me a mail if interested and we can work something out. The VeloBuild range is great and I know many who have bought from them and ride the VeloBuild TT Frame with no problems. It is matt black and super lightweight with integrated headset. Chat soon. €900 ONO.
"These bikes are like something from a Batman movie". This was a friends observation as I ventured into one of my very first triathlon races, and he wasn't wrong. One of the stand-out features of a triathlon event is the gear, I have never been so overwhelmed as I was on those first few outings, You see, I came from a swimming background, togs, goggles and a hat was all I needed.
The world of triathlon can be intimidating but don't let it be. All those competitors started at the beginning just like you and I. The fact you have decided to give triathlon a go is kudos enough without having to deal with the 'gear complex'. It takes years to amass the gear you want and in some cases a very deep wallet.
But enough about that, lets have a look at the triathlon gear you must have and some optional extras. These extras are dependant on what distance you are looking to do and how long you plan to remain in the sport.
If, like me, you are just mad to ingest as much triathlon information as possible, podcasts are a great source of fuel. It took me a while to get into podcasts as I never really warmed to the non-live concept of their production. But the following list of best triathlon podcasts have without doubt turned me to the other side. I downloaded the app 'Pocketcast' on Google Play for €2 and have never looked back. The podcasts I listen to offer me insight into a sport that I am still getting to grips with, keep me company during those long hours on the turbo trainer and make the morning commute that little bit more tolerable. Let's get into it.
I know there are a bunch more triathlon podcasts out there but I thought my top 5 would be enough to get started. If there are any glaring contenders I have missed do drop me a mail here on Fitness With Phil or catch up with me on Twitter.