2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Triathletes
Scott Tri Carbon Cycling Shoes$249 1 of 15
A cycling shoe that's dedicated to triathlon will make a difference to your transition time. The Tri Carbon from Scott has a tongue-less design and a reverse canopy strap that makes it easier to get your foot into and adjust once you're on the bike. The Ergologic insole and adjustable arch support make it a good, comfortable option for long-course triathlons. The carbon sole decreases overall weight and provides a stiff platform for pedaling.
TYR Hurricane Wetsuit CollectionPrices Vary 2 of 15
For years, athletes have chosen the Hurricane wetsuit series for its quality, fit and performance. TYR has now remodeled the line to improve performance, while specifically catering to various levels of competition. One of these wetsuits should be at the top of any triathlete's wish list.
Specialized Evade Aero Helmet$250 3 of 15
The design shape of the Evade doesn't just make this helmet look fast—it is fast. Specialized says the Evade is every bit as fast as their full blown time trial helmet, and in our own testing during a 40K time trial simulation, we wouldn't disagree. The large vents in the front and back make this helmet a better option than other time trial helmets due to it's ability to keep you cool—a must for long course triathlons.
Trek Speed Concept 9.9$11,900 4 of 15
Unless you have a limitless checking account, the Trek Speed Concept 9.9 may only exist on your wish list. Nevertheless, if you've been an extra nice boy or girl this year, and you're able to talk your significant other into buying a top-of-the-line superbike, this one will not disappoint. Equipped with Dura Ace Di2 components, Bontrager Aeolus 5 D3 wheels and Trek's 600 Series OCLV carbon frame, this is a bike that you're guaranteed to set a personal best on. The only question is whether your wallet can handle the aftermath.
Garmin Forerunner 920 XT$499 5 of 15
The Forerunner 920 XT is the latest addition to the Garmin's line of GPS units for endurance athletes. The 920 XT was developed specifically with the multi-sport athlete in mind, combining the best features of Garmin's cycling, running, and swimming units into one product. The unit is lighter than previous models, allows you to easily upload data through Bluetooth features, and has a design that makes navigation from the home screen simple.
- Garmin Livetrack function that let’s others follow your workouts or races
- Running Dynamics feature that calculates vertical oscillation, ground contact time and cadence
- Running VO2 max estimations that can predict race results
- Syncing ability with bike power meters
- Open water swim GPS that let’s others keep track of your whereabouts
- Color screen functions
- Recovery advisor
- Daily activity tracking (steps taken, sleep, etc.)
- Garmin VIRB action camera control
Zoggs Predator Flex Reactor$69 6 of 15
When you're swimming in the open water, glare can be a big problem. Zogg's polarized lens contains a special filter that blocks intense sunlight and reduces glare to improve visibility. The curved lens also provides 180 degrees of visibility and is coated with fogbuster for clear vision. The Predator is an excellent option if you're looking to upgrade from standard pool goggles.
Scosche H2O boomBottle$99 7 of 15
More compact than Scosche's standard boomBottle, the H2O is a perfect companion for the bike or the pool. Unlike other portable Bluetooth speakers, it's designed to fit inside your water bottle cage, so there's no need to mount any hardware. It also has sound quality that's good enough to be heard cruising at speeds of 16 or 17 miles per hour. And because it's weatherproof, you can use it for a sound system poolside during interval workouts.
Zoot Solana$100 8 of 15
It can be hard to find a running shoe for triathlons that's suitable for racing and training. The Solana from Zoot is lightweight and durable, making this trainer a versatile of an option. Zoot's BareFit technology makes the heel-to-toe transition is smooth and stable, and the breathable mesh upper is perfect for hot days and cuts down considerably on the weight.
Vision Metron TFA$850 9 of 15
If you're loved one is looking to upgrade the cockpit of his or her tri bike, you won't get any disappointed looks when the Metron TFA is found under the tree. Featuring lightweight one-piece carbon construction, adjustable armrest width, internal cable routing and a three percent decrease in drag from previous models, the Metron TFA is Vision's best aerobar to date.
GU Energy Gels$11.60 (box of 8) 10 of 15
A lot of gels taste awful and can be hard to swallow during a hard workout or race. GU is one of the few products that tastes good and has a texture that doesn't go down like a paste. The salted caramel, watermelon, and root beer flavors are our new favorite flavors.
Speedo Short-Blade Training Fins$33.99 11 of 15
Fins are a great way to work the lower half of your swim stroke. These short fins from Speedo are lightweight and durable, and they'll work to strengthen your legs and ankles to build strength for the upcoming race season.
Santini Tri Suit$215 12 of 15
Santini has been producing cycling clothing in Italy since 1965. Now their expertise is being transferred into a new triathlon clothing line. The latest tri suit was developed in conjunction with several ITU professional athletes, and features aerodynamic-fitted cuts, treated fabrics that repel water, and a GTR chamois design that's lightweight, breathable and slim enough to be comfortable during the bike and run.
TYR Hydrofoil Training Ankle Float$19.99 13 of 15
Help your friend or family member train for their next race with this tool designed for core development and strength training. With two different levels of resistance, this ankle float forces swimmers to tighten their abs and lower back and maintain proper positioning and form. The industry-first design features easy on-and-off circular cuffs that fit securely around ankles, so they won't slip or slide.
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