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Lightweight Running: Spring 09

: This is the first of several articles looking at lightweight technical running footwear, and eventually all important models in all categories of running footwear, offered for sale for the Spring 09 ...

The running shoes of the top 10 women in Kona

: Chrissie Wellington and Sandra Wallenhorst ran sub 3 hours at the 2008 Ford Ironman World Championships and finished 1st and 3rd respectively. We looked closer at the shoes which carried them and ...

The running shoes of the top 10 men in Kona

: While we started to look closer at the bikes of the top finishers at Ironman Hawaii last year already, this year we also wanted to know more about their running shoes.

Ironman Hawaii 2008 - the top 15 men and their bikes

: What kind of bikes were the top 15 pro men riding at the Ford Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii? Slowtwitch took a few images of the men and their machines.

Ironman Hawaii 2008 - the top 15 women and their bikes

: Although the Ford Ironman World Championships and any other triathlon isn't only about the bike, we still want to share what kind of bikes the top 15 pro women rode in Kona.

Interbike Wrap-Up 2008

: After a whirlwind tour of the bike industry's annual "Big Show," I came away with a feeling that there is a lot of boring stuff being made today, but also a few gems. For every needle in the haystack, ...

Feeling Free: Nineteen Frequency ElleSystem

: Canadian ITU swim-star Jill Savege tests out Nineteen's premier women's specific suit in the famed waters of Penticton's Okanagan Lake while putting aside any cultural favoritism in the name of women' ...

Smarmy Fahrradkongress

: There is probably a fine, long German word that aptly describes the social, cultural and industrial phenomenon that is Interbike. Part of that word should include kitschig which, according to those ...

Luke McKenzie's Scott Plasma 2

: For our series "the bikes of the pros", we look closer at the Scott Plasma 2 of Luke McKenzie. The fast Australian switched mid season to this new ride and we wanted some numbers and details.

Mirinda Carfrae's Cannondale Slice

: Here's a Slice of the triathlon world you rarely get to see: everything about a top pro's bike, including all the fit specs. Introducing Mirinda Carfrae's Cannondale Slice

Will it go 'round in circles?

: Triathletes are perfectly wired to be in the world, but not of it, as we routinely demonstrate an ability to cycle without exhibiting any outward signal that we are, in fact, cyclists. Evidence: ...

A closer look at ...

: Eurobike 2008 started officially today in Friedrichshafen, Germany and we were able to get a closer look at a 2009 prototype of a company that has been fairly quiet in terms of tri bikes recently.

What bikes are the big road teams riding in 2009?

: As the end of the 2008 season approaches, we are seeing lots of bike sponsorship changes in the Pro road peloton. Who are the winners and the losers of the 2009 bike sponsorship challenge and who ...

A Look into LOOK for 2009

: LOOK’s growing presence in the triathlon realm is evidenced as was taken through its 2009 Tri line. And while they have truly competitive new products, their design principles take ...

Chrissie Wellington's Cervelo P2C

: When Chrissie Wellington recently stormed to a second place overall finish at the Alpe d'Huez triathlon she put her competitors on notice that the Ironman Hawaii win wasn't a fluke. For our "the ...

V for Vendetta

: Verily velocity and victory vanquish vocal vacillations over the oft vilified vestments of open water swimming. In other words, speed will make you a believer in XTerra's Vendetta wetsuit.

Chamois cream: the best thing you're not using

: Friction is your friend, if you're going around a tight corner on your bicycle and staying upright is your aim. But down there in your cycling shorts, friction is your enemy. What you need is a ...

Valdora—lay your body down

: Some aerobars, functional is about the best you can say about them. This one, there's an urgency to (as Pretty Willie sings it) lay your body down. (Does Slowtwitch know hip-hop too?)

Shimano Turns on the Power with Dura-Ace Di2

: Shimano officially announced Dura-Ace Di2, a technologically advanced, electronic shifting option for the all new 7900 series Dura-Ace. Comprised of Dual Control type shift / brake levers, front ...

Jordan Rapp's Felt DA

: Today we are taking a closer look at the Felt DA of Jordan Rapp for our series "the bikes of the pros." Jordan has posted some of the fastest bike splits in a few races he has entered and we wanted ...

Preferred build: Kuota's new Kueen K

: Last month we debuted a new feature, called the Preferred Build. The idea is to gruppo-up some popular and interesting bikes the way we'd like to see them built. July's preferred build ...

Black Gold: Aquaman's CellGold Wetsuit

: Aquaman's new Cell Gold wetsuit mixes classic Aquaman features with a new rubber from Yamamoto. We put the suit to the test, trying to discover if the folks at Aquaman were able to put the midas ...

Wetsuit Rubber: A User's Guide

: A follow up to Dan Empfield's primer on the rubber used in triathlon wetsuits. A useful guide as we embark on tests of several of the newest wetsuits to hit the market.

Kiwami For The Womens: Wahina Max

: ITU star Jill Savege loans her racing expertise to Slowtwitch for a review some women's specific race swimsuits.

First Look: Zoot's 2009 footwear line

: We had an invite to Zoot's apparel debut, and came away with an inadvertent sneek peak at the new '09 footwear line.

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