This edition of Triathlon Blurbs! features a wide mix of new triathlon related products for you to check out. It includes a new bike trainer from Greg LeMond, some new recovery footwear, a tasty new protein bar, a new water bottle that will keep your liquids up to four times cooler and a new triathlon magazine offering to read on your down time.
Item: LeMond Revolution Bike Trainer
Details: LeMond Fitness introduces the all-new Revolution bike trainer that delivers the industry's most real-to-life road feel and performance output to ensure avid cyclists and triathletes stay in peak physical condition regardless of the weather. Just like riding your bike, it uses wind resistance with a large flywheel to create a smooth pedal stroke with no lag. The design lets you train more effectively with a wider range or resistance - giving you the power to transfer your indoor training to real road riding success. No more burning rubber smell while training, removing your back wheel and attaching your rear dropouts to the Revolution's spindle is all you have to do. An optional power meter with ANT+ technology will be available late fall 2010.
MSRP: $TBD (Available later this summer)
Item: Avia iQuest Recovery Shoes
Details: Take a look at AVIA's latest recovery footwear. The iQuest makes downtime activity a powerful way of enhancing run training for both the recreational and competitive runner. AVIA's breakthrough recovery collection uses a variety of advanced features including the Double Rocker midsole that mimics sand-like walking promoting muscle activation to the lower extremities. Features:
* Negative heel engineering promotes muscle activation.
* Low density forefoot pod engages greater muscle activity during toe off.
* Performance Air Mesh for maximum breathability.
Item: Honey Stinger Dark Chocolate Mint Almond Pro
Details: Honey Stinger combines three flavors in its newest 10g protein bar. The Dark Chocolate Mint Almond Pro bar is formulated specifically for athletes and health-conscious individuals seeking protein to help rebuild muscle after workouts or as a meal replacement. Honey Stinger protein bars include 100-percent organic honey, with no gluten and no trans fats. With only 190 calories per bar, they still deliver 10 g of whey protein isolate, plus 22 vitamins and minerals, plus antioxidants.
MSRP: $1.89 ea / $27.99 case of 15
Item: Camelbak Podium Ice Bottle
Details: If you prefer cool versus warm liquid nutrition on your bike rides then check out this new water 21oz bottle from Camelbak, oh yeah it's BPA-free. The double-walled Zero-Loft insulated construction of the Camelbak Podium Ice Bottle provides insulation that keeps water cool up to 4 times longer than standard bike bottles. The innovative, self-sealing JetValve delivers high water flow effortlessly without spills and splatters. It also keeps warm beverages warm during cool weather rides.
Item: LAVA Magazine
Details: The World Triathlon Corporation, owner and organizer of Ironman and Ironman 70.3 events now has its own magazine with the official debut of the magazine titled LAVA. John Duke, former publisher of Triathlete Magazine, Inside Triathlon, and Velo News will oversee content for the magazine brand. The magazine will only be available by subscription, with three issues in 2010 and plans for bi-monthly and monthly circulation in the years to come. Note: Anyone who has registered in an Ironman or Ironman 70.3 domestic event in 2010 will automatically receive a one-year subscription (6 issues) to LAVA magazine.
MSRP: 1yr - 6 issues - $19.95, 2yr - 12 issues - $29.95
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