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When to replace your running shoes

We’ve all got that favourite pair of running shoes. Those go to ones that we just can’t bear to throw away as they hold too many memories of past running glory and you still think they’re good for another few miles or one last race.

Choosing the Right Bike Helmet

Whether it’s on or off-road, commuting or out on an adventure, racing or on a long social ride, a good bike helmet should be the number one piece of kit for any ride, even though it isn’t actually a legal requirement in the UK.

An Introduction to Running Words and Phrases

Triathlon comprises of three disciplines and for newcomers to the sport, or those returning, it's sometimes helpful to look at these disciplines individually so you get a full understanding of what everyone's talking about when it comes to running.

Are you open water swim ready?

As Spring arrives and the temperature gradually increases, for many of us it signals the start of dipping our toes back into the open water and seeing if our wetsuit still fits for another season.

Packing the Essentials For Your Ride

We’ve all been there…you’re in a rush to get out the door and on your bike but in your haste you’ve forgotten to check you’ve got all the essentials packed in case you get a mechanical miles from home.

Triathlon Distances Explained

For those new to the sport, or who need a refresher after such an absence on the start list, here’s our guide to all the distances to hopefully help you pick the best one suitable for you.

Triathlon Words and Phrases - A Beginners Guide

New to triathlon? Know your BTF from your OWS and MHR? Confused by all the terminology that is thrown about by those speedsters in lycra? Fear not, we’ve all been there and for anyone just starting their triathlon journey then you might think the hard part is actually learning the tri lingo, let along the three disciplines.

The 666 Ironman Challenge

If you think completing just one Ironman triathlon is tough, and we certainly think it is, what about attempting 6 of them, in 6 consecutive days, across 6 counties?

Dreaming Big, The Road to Kona

Camille King is an age-group triathlete who dared to dream BIG and is making her debut in Kona, Hawaii this weekend at the IRONMAN World Championships. Camille kindly gave us some time between her training for an insight into what it takes to make the start line and qualify for the Big Dance.

Disc brakes vs rim brakes: which one is better?

Having a reliable set of brakes on your bike not only enables you to stop/reduce speed safely but can improve the flow of your ride and improve performance. The two main categories of bike brakes are rim brakes and disc brakes. Within these two types, there are individual categories that boast advantages when it comes to achieving the best ride. But how are they different?

Electric Bikes: How Do They Work?

Have you ever been out on the road or the trails, looked up at a hill and suddenly wished you’d taken up darts instead? Electric bikes won’t conquer the hill solo but the propulsion the e-bike provides will have you at the top in no time. Find out more about e-bikes and how they can improve your cycling experience.

How to train for a sprint triathlon

Training for a triathlon is all about training for the race type you’ll be competing in. Out of the four dominant structures of a triathlon, the sprint triathlon is the shortest and is highly favoured by newcomers. Sprint triathlons are a great milestone to complete before progressing to longer races and competing in them is beneficial even to experienced triathletes looking to refine their skills.

How to set up a turbo trainer

Love cycling but feel put off by the weather? Enjoy peddling but are too much of a damp rag to get wet? Love the thrill but won’t brave the trail after a spot of snow? Turbo trainers will keep you on your beloved two wheels in the safety of your home, garage or shed. So whether you’re a turbo tyro or a turbo techie looking for your next piece of kit, TRI UK has got you covered.

Choosing a Mountain Bike: A Complete Guide (2019)

If you enjoy the thrill of mouthfuls of dirt, ball-bearing breaking rides and very close and intimate encounters with trees then you probably think mountain biking is pretty great. Who wouldn’t want to bomb down paths coated in evil roots and fly over uneven jumps at ridiculous speeds? TRI UK has the best mountain bikes in the biz. Read on to learn more.

Best Wetsuits For Triathlon

Triathlon wetsuits are designed to improve flexibility, hydrodynamic resistance and ease of removal during the transition. Their design is very different from the modern or surfing wetsuit, with a higher number of panels and material thickness to improve performance. Improve your race with a TRI UK wetsuit.

A Guide to Triathlon Training

Triathlons are not events made for the faint of heart or feeble of will. A discipline of three forms, the Triathlon format tests your mental and physical strength to endure all three components in succession without so much as an allotted break.

Bike hire: what you need to know

Bike hire is a common concept all across the globe. From seaside shacks providing a few hours of fun for the right price to Santander Cycles giving tourists and London locals alike the opportunity to traverse the UK's capital. The process of cycle hire is growing with popularity every year. However, cycle hire isn't just for leisure - competition efficient bikes are also available to hire.

How to: Bike Maintenance

If you love cycling then you'll know that your bike is more to you than an A to B tool. Whether you're a competitive triathlete or a dedicated trailblazer, you'll understand that your bike is your partner in crime every meter of the course or your companion on long nature rides.

Cycling Body Armour: Is it worth it?

The term cycling body armour is pretty self-explanatory. It's a protective layer of clothing that covers specific areas on the body in order to reduce and limit injury during impact.

A Beginners Guide to Bikes

When it comes to choosing the right bike for your lifestyle, routine and cycling pursuits, the prospect can be daunting, especially if the process is entirely new to you.

How to Transition in Triathlon

You may have trained for bike, swim and run but there is, of course, a fourth event in triathlon; the transition.

A beginner's guide to Triathlon Wetsuits

A wetsuit is an item of clothing designed to provide thermal insulation, protection and even buoyancy to anyone taking part in water sports or activities. These handy garments really can make all the difference, particularly in an open water triathlon.

Getting Started in Triathlon

Decided you’re going to do a triathlon? Good on you! Training for a triathlon is a great way to get or stay fit, however before you put on your trunks, pump up your tyres and lace up your shoes there are a few things you need to consider first.

A Guide to Bike Fitting - TRIUK

Bike fitting is just a case of sitting on the bike and seeing if it’s comfy, right? Wrong. We all know that riders do not come in standard sizes – and the same most certainly applies to bikes these days as well. Gone are the days when bikes all had similar geometry and it was a case of just choosing between small, medium, Large or X-large. Bikes come in all sizes, all with different geometries and all measured from different places on the frame. Confused? Don’t worry – this is where bike fitting services are your saviour.

Why Kona coffee?

Did you know that TRI UK has an in-store Coffee House? We serve the usual cyclist’s favourites of jacket potatoes, toasted paninis and also cakes with glorious (and sometimes unusual but incredibly tasty – trust us!) flavours. But more importantly, we serve the best coffee in the world!