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5 Minute Review – Asics Gel Hyper Tri

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.

165g for a US 8.5
165g for a US 8.5
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Looks just like the Hyperspeed 6

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.

Not super impressed with the colourway...
Not super impressed with the colourway…

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.

Save your $$, it comes with elastic laces!
Save your $$, it comes with elastic laces!

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.

ladies’ Hyper Tri

Swim Bike Run Expo @ Ngee Ann City – 26 & 27 July

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!

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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:)

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Swim Bike Run Expo 2014

We’ll be at the Swim Bike Run Expo 2014 this weekend, 26 – 27 July, from 11am – 9pm.

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Visit us and please bring food!

The Expo is is located at the open air Civic Plaza, just outside Takashimaya.

We’ll have helmets, nutrition, compression, triathlon apparel, foam rollers, wheels, bikes and maybe even a few humorous jokes thrown in!

We're bringing this!

We’re bringing this!

TRG will be closed this Saturday and Sunday (26 – 27 July).  See you at the Expo instead!

Be there or be square!

Focus Bikes

Our transition towards being the most awesome triathlon store in the land continues with an expansion of our bike offerings!

German Engineered
German Engineered

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.

Izalco Chrono Max - slippery aerodynamics
Izalco Chrono Max – slippery aerodynamics
Izalco Max - Pro Tour ready
Izalco Max – Pro Tour ready

The Focus bikes will be in store very soon!

Z3R0D – Game Changer

We’re very excited to carry a new brand this month – Z3R0D!

ZEROD_2013_hi_res_logoZerod 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.

iSinglet tech
Long distance
iSuit tech
Long distance
oSuit tech
Short distance suit
uSuit tech
Entry level suits

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!

Using intelligent textile, Emana, and constructed by seamless circular knitting
Using intelligent textile, Emana, and constructed by seamless circular knitting

More to come!  In the mean time, drop by the store to check out the products for yourself.

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Coming Soon: Fizik Tritone Triathlon Saddle

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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.

Available in two colours, with Kium rails
Available in two colours, with Kium rails

The Tritone comes with some handle triathlon-specific features.  Under the nose, it has a built in transition hook to hang your bike by.

Tritone red black

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.

tritone bottle holder
Oooh, fancy.

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!

 

The New Cervelo P2

In 2008, Chrissie Wellington won the Ironman World Championships riding a Cervelo P2.  Not too bad.

Faster is now more affordable
Faster is now more affordable

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.

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Spot the difference

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.

Profile Design cockpit
Profile Design cockpit

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.

Single bolt seat clamp for makes adjustments a breeze
Single bolt seat clamp for makes adjustments a breeze

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.

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Future proof cabling and bolts for compatible top tube storage options
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Full rear wheel cut out to shield the back wheel. The longer wheel base also improves shifting

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.

New Arrival: Asics Hyper Speed 6

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.

sizes US 6.0 - 10.0
sizes US 6.0 – 10.0

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.

We’re Now a Cervelo Retailer!

Happy days!

We’ve taken a major step towards our mission to be the number one triathlon/multisport store in all the land by being appointed as an official Cervelo dealer!

Road, Aero Road and Time Trial Bikes
Road, Aero Road and Time Trial Bikes
R3 105 grey
R3 105 grey
R5 DA 11
R5 DA 11

 

R2 105
R2 105
S5 Ultegra 11
S5 Ultegra 11
P3 Ultegra 11
P3 Ultegra 11

And more to come!

 

 

Brand New – COMPRESSPORT PRO RACING TRIATHLON range

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)

Pro Racing Triathlon

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.

Colours sold separately and not as the pair shown above

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!

Rock it with pride

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!

Compress your water. Ok no, they just hold water like regular bottles.

All items are now available at The Runner’s Gait!