Could Singapore actually be ahead of the new-shoe-release-curve for once? As unbelievable as it might seem, this looks to be true! A quick search for “Asics Hyper Tri” either turns up a list of unrelated links or an “Available in Jan 2015” message. So here’s a quick heads-up on Asics’s new triathlon specific offering for Spring 2015 – the Hyper Tri.
At first glance, the new Hyper Tri bears a striking resemblance to the 2014 Hyperspeed 6. The outsole is almost identical, down to the drainage port. Heavy sweaters rejoice! While the Hyper Tri is a neutral shoe and has the same 6mm heel drop as the Hyperspeed (according to Running Warehouse), the Hyper Tri packs more cushioning than the latter (4mm more to be precise). You feel the additional cushioning immediately, making this feel far more like a all-purpose lightweight trainer rather than single function race day shoe.
The men’s Hyper Tri is unlikely to win the “Best Looking Shoe” award, although the women’s model does fare better. However, the Hyper Tri certainly runs better than it looks. It also features a different overlay pattern than the Hyperspeed. Some of the stitching over the toe box has been moved to make it even more suited to sockless use. Asics users will find the Gel cushioning familiar and the shoe is fairly responsive.
In some ways, it reminds me of the New Balance RC1400. The Hyper Tri has a fair amount of cushioning and is firm underfoot for the longer runs. It is also nimble enough for your speedier workouts.
Just to drive home the message that Asics is serious about triathlon, the shoes also come with a pair of elastic laces. The addition of the heel and tongue loop should make transitions a breeze. If you’re familiar with the Hyperspeed 6, you can think of the Hyper Tri as the beefier cousin that spent a lot of time working out in the gym. They are more cushy, in the upper and in the midsole, making the Hyper Tri a bit more comfortable as compared to the stripped down Hyperspeed 6. The toe box is pretty generous as well. It’s a nice, fast, lightweight addition to the Asics triathlon line up that for so long, only offered the fairly chunky Gel Noosa Tri.
The Hyper Tri runs about a half size small (I am a US 8.5 in almost everything but will wear a US 9.0 in these), even if you’re not going to wear any socks. They are available in men’s (US 7.0 – 11.0) and women’s (US 6.0 – 9.5). The Asics Gel Hyper Tri is available in store now and retails for $169.
This weekend, be sure to swing by Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza (Takashimaya) to check out the Swim Bike Run Expo, we’ll be there!
This is Singapore’s only Triathlon focused expo so if you’re into multi-sport, you will not want to miss out!
We’ll have a bunch of stuff at our booth – bikes for you to ogle at and order, wheels, sports nutrition to pick up, bike accessories, awesome new Z3R0D triathlon apparel and compression, OBRE full sock compression and running gear. I’ve definitely missed some stuff out so come see for yourself!
We’ll be there from 11am – 9pm. We expect to see you there, come say hi! And some snacks & drinks will be nice
Our transition towards being the most awesome triathlon store in the land continues with an expansion of our bike offerings!
We’re very pleased to be carrying Focus Bikes! Focus is a German company and their bikes can be seen in the Tour de France this month, ridden by the AG2R Pro Cycling team. Together with Andreas Walser, Focus has also just developed their new time trial/triathlon rig – the Izalco Chrono Max.
We’re very excited to carry a new brand this month – Z3R0D!
Zerod is a French company that manufactures the most advanced triathlon suits on the market, combining fashion and technology to produce apparel that is used by professionals and AGers the world over. They are also the official apparel sponsor of the British triathlon team
Our initial offering covers the iSuit, iSinglet, iShorts, oSuit and uSuit, with colour options increasing in the months to come.
These are exciting times! Zerod has recently partnered with Sigvaris, the world wide leader in medical compression, to develop their own line compression calf guards – Mercury.
Mercury is manufactured 100% in France and uses the latest technological breakthrough in textiles, Emana!
More to come! In the mean time, drop by the store to check out the products for yourself.
Fizik’s latest offering is aimed at triathletes and time trialists looking to achieve a more forward position on their bikes. This is the first nose-less saddle by Fizik and it’s truncated shape widens sooner (compared to conventional saddles), while maintaining it’s UCI-legal tag.
The Tritone comes with some handle triathlon-specific features. Under the nose, it has a built in transition hook to hang your bike by.
The other neat features is the modular carriage kit that is supplied with the saddle. It is designed to take bottle cages, spare tubes, CO2 catridges.
The Fizik Tritone is available in either Red/Black or White/Black, with Kium rails. It retails for $245 and will be available from next week!
Quantities are limited so if you would like to order the Fizik Tritone, please send an email to [email protected] with the subject “Fizik Tritone”. Remember to include your contact details!
In 2008, Chrissie Wellington won the Ironman World Championships riding a Cervelo P2. Not too bad.
The new P2 now features a new geometry, identical to that of the P3. It also boasts most of the wind cheating features of it’s higher end brother.
Apart from a slightly less aerodynamic fork, the P2 is a spitting image of the P3. That’s pretty good for an “entry level” model, considering that the P3 is the most successful time trial bike in history.
The P2 comes with a Profile Design T2 Wing basebar and T4+ extensions. The rest of the bike is spec-ed with Shimano Dura Ace bar end shifters, 105 derailleurs, FSA crank and brakes. It sits atop a pair of Shimano R500 wheels.
Your rear end will enjoy the plush Fizik Arione Tri 2 saddle. The new P2 uses the single bolt seat clamp and is compatible with bolt on accessories from Xlab.
This new version of the bike offers a wider range of fit options (from a size 45cm frame) than before. Overall, the P2 is an excellent, race-ready bike that is going to set the standard for entry level triathlon bikes. It’s also going to give competitors’ higher end bikes a real run for their money.
For more information, check out this video HERE.
The Cervelo P2 retails for $4050 and is available now.
Finally! The Asics Hyper Speed was due a makeover and it has been worth the wait.
The new Hyper Speed 6 brings this super popular shoe into modern times with a fancy seamless upper and heat bonded overlays. This iteration is drops over 30g in weight as compared to the Hyper Speed 5.
Fit-wise, the Hyper Speed 6 has a roomy toe box. The vented Magic Sole and perforated sockliner help to improve moisture drainage and breathability. Triathletes rejoice!
The Hyper Speed 6 is a 6mm heel to toe drop. This new version has shed a bit of cushioning so you may want to take it easy with the mileage before slamming the miles on.
This shoe is light, comfortable and super responsive. Suitable for speed work and definitely for the demands of longer distance racing.
The Hyper Speed 6 is available now and retails for $169.
Ah the weekend! We’ve got some brand new products from COMPRESSPORT, in store and ready to go!
The COMPRESSPORT Pro Racing Triathlon Shirt and Shorts are the perfect complement to any triathlete’s wardrobe. Once you’ve tried them, they’ll be at the top of you list of Must-Haves. You’ll never leave home without them! (Although its fair to note that while the Triathlon Shirt and Shorts combo is wickedly awesome, they may not always be deemed appropriate attire for certain social functions)
The R2 colours just keep getting more eye catching! The latest additions are Purple and Light Blue. So now you never have to worry about not having the right R2s to match you training and racing attire. The complete colour range of R2 calf sleeves now comprises of Black, White, Orange, Blue, Fluoro Pink, Fluoro Green, Red, Yellow, Purple and Light Blue.
There is race outcome more hated than a “DNF” – Did Not Finish. The COMPRESSPORT team certainly agree and have launched a casual T-shirt to say so – Death Before DNF!
And for the cyclists, we’ve heard the feedback and come back with a new, improved water bottle that will fit perfectly into your bottle cages!