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Editor's picks: aerodynamics

The triathlon craze has spawned a new generation of high-spec apparel and equipment, writes Jamie Carter

PUBLISHED : Friday, 12 October, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 22 October, 2012, 3:12pm

Louis Garneau Vorttice Aero Helmet

Regular cycle helmets work well enough, but aerodynamic they are not. The Vorttice (HK$2,088) boasts a tapered design and dimpled golf ball finish that has been rigorously tested in wind tunnels and on the track. Available from sportsworld.hk

 

Vibram Five Fingers Sprint

With just 3mm of rubber between track and toes, the glove-like Vibram Five Fingers Sprint (HK$890)take some getting used to, but athletes after a barefoot feeling swear by them. At Escapade Sports, Yee Hing Building, 19 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, tel: 2891 1855

Blueseventy Axis Wetsuit

A wetsuit that boosts performance in the water can be decisive in a triathlon. The Blueseventy Axis (HK$4,280) boosts buoyancy in legs to create a more streamlined stroke. Available in various sizes from Tri SportsWorld, 5/F Wong Chung Ming Commercial Bldg, 14-16 Wyndham Street, Central, tel: 2525 8810

 

Oakley Drizzle Asian Fit Sunglasses

Available with prescription lenses, the durable, lightweight Oakley Drizzle Sunglasses (HK$1,000) were designed for Asian faces and have non-slip nosepads and frames and full UV protection. Available at Eyesmate Optical, 22 Market Street, Tsuen Wan, tel: 2402 1570

 

Blue Triad SL Tri Bike

Slash time from your bike leg with a machine designed specifically for the job. The Blue Triad SL Tri Bike (HK$45,410) is one of the best on the market and was ridden to second place at the 2010 Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii by Germany's Andreas Raelert. Available from Tri SportsWorld, 5/F Wong Chung Ming Commercial Bldg, 14-16 Wyndham Street, Central, tel: 2525 8810

 

Swimovate Pool-Mate Pro

This sleek unisex watch (HK$1,650) measures laps, strokes, efficiency and calories burned, and uploads it all onto a computer so you can keep track of your progress. Available from Escapade Sports, Yee Hing Building, 19 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, tel: 2891 1855

Giro Monaco Mitt

Don't underestimate the importance of getting a grip. The Giro Monaco Mitt (HK$310) features "technogel" padding to ease pressure points and wick moisture away. Available from Flying Ball Bicycle, 680 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon, tel: 2381 3661

 

 

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