Triathlon Gear Reviews

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date: March 2, 2022
review by: alicefoeller
(4.3)

It's fun to get the latest new gear and review it, but sometimes it's more helpful to review items I've had forever that never seem to wear out. I am surprised Speedo still offers this suit. I don't know how they make money, since these never seem to wear out. I have two that I have had from 2010 until 2022 and they are still going strong. I believe I purchased them in a grab bag special where I didn't get to choose the color. I was wearing mine in the pool during a triathlon club workout this past Sunday. There were three women in the lane, and all three of us were wearing Speedo Endurance. Enough said.

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date: February 3, 2022
review by: alicefoeller
(4.7)

BMC is a quality company, making a great bike with all of the nice little things that a bike SHOULD have but often doesn't. The integrated toolbox is great. The shifters are amazing, the paint is gorgeous, and I love the way the bike looks and rides. The brake rubbing is a problem, and I think actually cost me a lot of time in my Ironman and set me up for a poor run. That was my fault for not getting it looked at right before the race, but my LBS had to do some pretty major surgery to handle it. The adjustability was a huge selling point since I'm 45 and likely to get less flexible in the coming years. I feel I'm set for a while with all the new technology on the bike. The batteries for the shifters last a LONG time, too. Like months if you don't shift much, for example on the trainer.

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date: December 31, 2021
review by: alicefoeller
(4.7)

Great process, amazing product. I have a very slim face and regular goggles have to be tightened so hard they leave horrible raccoon eyes. I finally found some that sat on my orbital bones instead of inside them, but the lenses were shaped in such a way that my eyeballs would actually TOUCH the front of the lenses. Ugh. So awful. When these arrived I was skeptical because the shape seemed odd and the nose connector was not attached at the midpoint of the lenses, but more toward the top. Whatever they have figured out with custom manufacturing, I'm impressed. Wow.

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date: November 30, 2021
review by: alicefoeller
(4.8)

This is a great product and a wonderful invention. At times during intense training, there have been areas where I can't get relief from a foam roller because of the angles, and I can't afford to go to a massage therapist every day. There is even a spot in one of the heads of my hamstring that sometime even a massage therapist cannot get to release. This massage gun took some time, but it did give me relief on the most difficult spots. It also can be used for quite awhile without making your hand uncomfortable. In the past I've used another kind of massager that is shaped more like a belt sander, and it vibrates my hand so much it becomes extremely uncomfortable after just a couple of minutes. This massage gun is not like that. I can hold it for a long time and can use it one-handed, which is important for getting at certain spots that are hard to reach.

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date: August 9, 2021
review by: Fcamargo
(1.5)

Terrible customer service, from recommending the wrong size to not willing to replace with a larger size product, to claiming to have found a rip on the returned product. Also, if I caused the rip without even realizing upon the first try, the product is really of poor quality. I've had other wetsuits and never ripped any as XTerra claim I did with this one...

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date: January 31, 2021
review by: alicefoeller
(4.6)

After wrestling with earbuds and AirPods with a dozen different tips and not finding anything that would stay in my ears while moving, running, etc. I finally found these. They use bone conduction to convey the sound into my head, leaving the ear canal clear to hear traffic or other important noises. I would feel comfortable wearing this cycling, although I haven't done so yet. Earbuds always wiggle out and fall out when I run, but these don't have that issue.

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date: February 29, 2020
review by: alicefoeller
(4.6)

This is a great option for women for cycling bib shorts. They are stylish and well-made. If you are used to a very thin pad, this will be an adjustment for you. It's a thicker, molded gel pad. The fabric kept me very dry even after an hour in the saddle followed by a 35 minute run indoors, which is a set of sweaty conditions.

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date: October 31, 2019
review by: alicefoeller
(4.6)

These are cute, functional, and very long. Technically they are well built and the materials are good. More colors would be nice, but I do like the butterfly logo. These shorts were provided by the manufacturer in exchange for this review.

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date: March 22, 2019
review by: kenj
(5)

I was a little worried that I wouldn't like it as much as the kickr. But so far so good, and since I am only at this residence for 4 months a year, and half of that is either on the road or back home. This was a great alternative. Plus when it is time to pack up and I need the storage space, this unit folds up nicely and takes up a lot less space than a kickr would.



Very happy with the decision to go with the Snap.

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date: March 15, 2019
review by: alicefoeller
(4.8)

Vibrams are a niche market, but one I am part of. I love running "barefoot" without actually being barefoot. This particular model is a nice blend of minimalism and rugged design, so I felt confident even on packed gravel.





This review was provided in connection with Run Repeat.

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date: October 31, 2018
review by: k9car363
(4.7)

This unit was provided to me by Compex in exchange for an unbiased review.

When I was first approached to do this review, I was more than a little bit skeptical. After I talked to Brandon at Compex, I was even more skeptical. The claims I was hearing didn't seem to pass "the smell test." I'm happy to say I was wrong. The Compex Sport Elite 2.0 is everything the claims say it is and more.

There is no way I can do justice to the Compex Sport Elite in the limited space available here. I strongly encourage anyone interested to visit their website at www.compex.com and read about EMS and TENS.

The short review is Compex just works!

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date: May 31, 2018
review by: alicefoeller
(5)

The compression socks are very soft and easy to pull on, but still provide as much compression as the stiffer compression socks I've used before. These were provided by the company in exchange for an unbiased review. Link to Compression Socks)

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date: April 2, 2018
review by: LundyLund
(5)

Who says performance sunglasses have to look hokey? Roka's Halsey sunglasses look great and perform even better. They are incredibly light, do not move at all during activity, and the lenses are excellent. They are quickly becoming my favorite accessory.

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date: April 1, 2018
review by: alicefoeller
(4.2)

I used to only use my Garmin for workouts. The latest generation of the Fenix has everything I need for triathlon and for backpacking, with the added bonus of being a smartwatch. I can receive notifications of texts and calls without pulling out my smartphone in meetings. It's a thing of beauty, and quite functional. I can still create workouts on the web and send them to the watch, like interval runs. The new step counting and sleep analysis features are great. I always felt sad that I had this huge expensive watch, and it couldn't do things a $100 fitbit could do. Now I have the best of both worlds.

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date: April 1, 2018
review by: alicefoeller
(4.2)

I used to only use my Garmin for workouts. The latest generation of the Fenix has everything I need for triathlon and for backpacking, with the added bonus of being a smartwatch. I can receive notifications of texts and calls without pulling out my smartphone in meetings. It's a thing of beauty, and quite functional. I can still create workouts on the web and send them to the watch, like interval runs. The new step counting and sleep analysis features are great. I always felt sad that I had this huge expensive watch, and it couldn't do things a $100 fitbit could do. Now I have the best of both worlds.

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