I am hoping that this page will get a bit more interesting as time goes on. But for now, I own all the most basic equipment, so perhaps there are some people out there that can relate to this. I have quickly learned that the triathlon was invented by manufacturers wanting to make obsessive people like myself spend way too much money. It’s even more expensive than my other obsession – golf.
Specialized Allez A1 (2001)- A relatively heavy aluminum road bike. But it has decent Shimano components on it, so I am going to stick with it for a bit until I have enough saved to buy a real tri bike. The bike isn’t suited for aerobars which is a bummer.
Kuota K-Factor (2010)- Carbon frame, very aerodynamic, Ultegra 6600 component set. So far, I absolutely love this bike.
Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLR (2010) – Carbon wheels with aero spokes. Light and aero… perfect for a hilly IM race!
Specialized Shoes – basic shoes – the cheapest ones I could find. I only just started using clips in November 2009, so this is all new to me.
Garneau Tri-Lite Shoes – super lite shoes with 1 ridiculously huge velcro strap to deal with (that’s a good thing)
Speedplay Pedals – easy to clip in and out. Very happy that someone else attached them too my shoes – looked damn complicated.
Specialized Helmet (2001) – a nice big red mushroom on my head.
Rudy Project Syton Open Helmet - sweet aero helmet that I got for 40% off… stays above the ear so it’s actually very comfortable and lite.
ISM Adamo Breakaway (White) – it looks like a tuning fork, but it saves my junk. Well worth the money. I had demoed the racing version, but the Breakaway is longer and more narrow which I just find more comfortable. Tilted a little bit forward, I hardly even notice a seat under me. Love it!
Nike Vomero 5- A great cushion shoe I have been using for years. I used to be an Asic Nimbus guy, but switched after they changed their design (for the worse) several years back.
Newton Neutral Performance Trainers – Just bought these. They are specially made to force people to run on their forefoot.
Brose – dolphin-like flipper feet.
Wetsuit – Rented
Orca Sonar Fullsleave Wetsuit- I bought this for 2 reasons. First, I had borrowed this and found it very comfortable and it fit. Go with what you know. Second, I had a whole bunch of credit at TrySports, so I pretty much got it for “free”.
… pretty much anything I can buy on SwimOutlet.com.
Suunto - T4c
Garmin 310xt – With the cadence and bike attachments and speed/cadence running attachment.