220 Triathlon

220 Triathlon October 2019

220 Triathlon is the UK’s No.1 selling Triathlon magazine and brings together all the finest elements of the world’s fastest growing sport in a visually stunning and practical format.

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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
from the editor...

We’re well into the triathlon season now, but many of you will still have your main race left to compete in. So how are you feeling? Confident? Like you’ve done all you can in training? Great! However well the last few weeks and months of prep have gone though, there’s always something more you can do to ensure you hit your goals. Turn to p28 for our ‘18 Ways to Hit Your Peak’ feature and we’ll make sure you’re as race-ready as possible. Often though, it’s the little things that can make a big difference too. Finding a good spot in transition, making sure you know the best place to exit the water (see above!), or simply having the right nutrition to hand can make a huge difference to your…

2 min.
the best triathlon kit reviews

We take gear testing seriously – you need to know that the kit you buy will help you reach your goals in all three disciplines and work as hard as you on race day. Our test team is made up of experienced triathletes, cyclists and runners who test each product that appears in 220 to the max during training and racing, rating it honestly for performance and value. JACK SEXTY A triathlete since blowing his student loan on a bike, sub-2hr Olympic athlete Jack moved to Ironman at Lanzarote in 2016. Pro predictions for Kona 2019 “Watching the German stars Jan Frodeno and Patrick Lange duking it out at the front of the field.” HELEN WEBSTER 220’s editor made the move from marathons to tri six years ago. Happiest when in the open water, she also…

2 min.
the big pic

1 min.
airstreeem carbon aero 50 sl disc

Some 10 years of research and development has gone into the latest release from the Salzburg-hailing Airstreeem, the brand created by former Austrian pro cyclist Stefan Probst. Targeted at triathletes (Airstreeem also sells a four-strong range of tri bikes), the 25mm-wide high-modulus carbon clincher rims are tubeless-ready (TLR) and are designed for the requirements of a disc brake hub. Weight for the set is a lean 1.47kg, while the rim-integrated spoke nipples seek to improve efficiency and power transfer. Each wheel is hand built and assembled in Austria or Italy, before computer checks, a digital build report and a test ride. Included in the Carbon Aero’s package is a five-year warranty, two-year crash replacement, wheel bag, and replacement spokes and nipples. The hubs seen here are compatible with Shimano and SRAM,…

1 min.
3 of the best aero road helmets

UNDER £150 LIMAR AIR MASTER £129.99 This is lean, fairly light (250g) and uses the Venturi effect (air goes into a wide area, is pushed out via a smaller area) to offer impressive ventilation. Good points include the chin pad and an easy-to-use retention system. nrg4cycling.co.uk UNDER £200 SCOTT CADENCE PLUS £170 The Cadence Plus is Alistair Brownlee’s helmet of choice and it proved fast in our wind-tunnel tests. There’s MIPS for impact protection plus Aero Plugs (vent bungs) for winter. The 280g weight is relatively high, however. scott-sports.com UNDER £250 GIRO VANQUISH MIPS £219.99 While Brownlee uses the Cadence Plus, Jan Frodeno will exit T1 at the 2019 World Champs in Kona wearing the Vanquish. As well as decent ventilation, MIPS and a Roc Loc system, it has a magnetic Shield Visor. zyrofisher.co.uk…

3 min.
is triathlon going soft?

Ironman CEO Andrew Messick is categorical: “The race course has to be safe for everybody, not just people who are young and strong.” Ironman has its critics on many issues, but Messick knows this stance cannot easily be challenged. Whether it’s rough seas, blue-green algae, cold water, hot weather, flooding, landslides, bush fires or sharks, you name it, we’ve had it in triathlon in the past few years. “We should question the impulse to go longer at the earliest opportunity” Nobody wants to see a sporting event end in tragedy, but neither do triathletes want to spend hundreds of pounds on a race and have part or all of it cancelled, as has been happening with increasing frequency. It can’t all be blamed on Mother Nature either. The climate might be changing,…