Thursday, February 28, 2008

Pearl iZumi - AMFIB Lobster Glove

Winter riding can be tough and like skiing finding gloves that work are even tougher.Pearl iZUMi has come up with a unique solution to the problem, split the fingers, two and two, for mountain biking you have two for braking while still holding on the the bar.
Split finger design for maximum warmth
•Fully insulated waterproof protection
•Ripstop fabric shell is lightweight and durable
•Reflective piping for nighttime visibility
•Microfleece wiping surface
•Split finger design makes it easy to use brake levers
•Pittards® leather palm for excellent grip and durability
•Contents: Palm: 80% Pittards® Leather/20% Olefin, Shell Back: 80% Nylon/10% Polyester/10% Polyurethane, Lining: 100% Polyester

You got to like companies that push the limit and find better ways to stay outside.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

LZR RACER, Speedo's new suit

The claim is "Worlds Fastest Suit", major break through. Since the last suit the Fastskin broke more records than any suit in history, one can only imagine what this will do. A fully bonded male performance bodysuit with an ultra low profile zip and silicone gripper at the ankle. Made from Speedo's ultra lightweight LZR Pulse fabric, the suit's LZR panels, core stabiliser and bonded seams all combine to reduce drag. Available in regular and longer body lengths.

Check out the video from New York

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Crazy Desgin, Pack what you need!

Crazy design can sometimes workout. This one by designer: Teo Song Wei, really pushes the limit.
"Adventuring thrill seekers know the right equipment is key to a successful trip but making sure you have everything you need is a chore, especially if you’re one that likes to rock climb, base jump, snowboard, etc. The QuikShell bag is a modular concept that snaps on only what you need. For example, you could have one module for rock climbing, one for base jumping, and one for snowboarding. You just snap on which ever module you need to the strap skeleton which comes with comfy padded shoulder pads and pockets for extra goodies."
Check it out, Pack-Only-Waht-You-Need

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Cycle Caddy, golf just got interesting!

Golf has some good aspects, mostly being outside and for the pro's they at least walk from tee to tee. For most golf is about getting away and sitting in a golf Kart. One thing that Europe has on the U.S. is they let you do things a little different, like allowing you to ride instead of take a kart. Along come the Golf Caddy, attach to bike and pull your clubs around the course. This is great and so simple. The site is in German so, but the images speak for themselves.
Check it out, Cycle Caddy

Friday, February 08, 2008

Seeing at night, Princeton Tec Headlamps

Headlamps have come a long way in the last couple of years thanks to LED technology. Princeton TEC is one of the companies that are making them brighter, smaller, and lighter. You can now run with them strapped to your head without feeling as though you are wearing a helmet. Such is the case with the innovative Fuel headlamp – designed to meet the widest range of applications while remaining small,lightweight and robust. With all of the touch points of the product being considered, the Fuel’s smart design fulfills technology’s promise of actually making our lives easier. What could be better than a light that weighs only 78g with 15 lumens of brightness and 160 hours of burn time?
Seeing is believing, Princeton TEC!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

ABC of Fitness, great learning site.

A little hokey but the site is filled with a lot of good Flash videos. claims to be a complete fitness, exercise and health portal. From my poking around it is great at showing you correct movements and positions, along with pointing out muscle groups being work. The fitness area has always been a little tacky but still when you have individuals doing the basic exercises wrong, sites like this have real meaning.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Run Faster - SPARQ Parachute

Every advantage counts and most will find it helpful even if you are the only one who believes, but you are the only one that matters. The SPARQ give you the training advantage most won't want to try, mostly because they will feel embarrassed.
Designed for athletes 170 - 210 lbs, the Large SPARQ Parachute creates the drag necessary to force athletes to push themselves harder to achieve speed. The easy step-in belt was added based on athlete feedback, allowing you to get right to your workout without having to mess with buckles or adjustments.

Maximum drag = 25 lbs of force

Belt accommodates waist sizes 32"- 56"

Durable enough for team training

Floating metal tri-ring reducing belt offers improved chute tracking

Improved heavy duty webbing lead and 2X coated heavy-duty veil fabric provides excellent durability

Comes with carry bag

SPARQ has teamed with Nike to bring you the best in training equipment

You never know try the advantage it is only $50

Friday, February 01, 2008

Bang Zoom - Swim Skins are FINA Approved

There are leader's in everything that you do and then there are the ones that play catch up. For most of us catching up is becoming easier thanks to products like Blue Seventy Swim Skin PointZero3. Now others make them ZOOTS, Orca and XTERRA and they all basically do the same thing, shed water like a wetsuit and have low drag coefficient.
The pointzero3 is the product of thinking about getting the best out of non-wetsuit legal swims. Like the blueseventy Helix wetsuit, the super slick surface layer on the pointzero3 has a drag coefficient of 0.032 which is over 50 times lower than skin and more than 4 times lower than other swim skins on the market. The fit and styling have been developed from the world’s fastest triathlon wetsuit, the blueseventy’s Helix, and features the double hoop of high stretch materials, that forms the helix shape after which the suit is named. This extra-stretchy band of lycra, in the pointzero3, works to mechanically decouple the arms from the rest of the suit. When you stretch into the stroke you are normally pulling against the non flexible material of the suit, but in the pointzero3 the lycra bands work to “float” the arm so it doesn’t have to work against resistance. Like the Helix, the pointzero3’s seamlines have been made for swimming, not running like most other wetsuit brands.
Hey everyone wants to be first and with advances like these coming to the sport of Triathlons, who can complain, oh yea the people that we are catching that's who.