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A proper mechanic's bike stand. Even for those who don't do their own wrenching, it's invaluable for basic cleaning, inspection, race prep, etc.

A really good bottle cage. For me, the Arundel Mandible. After years of bottle ejections and stressing out over being the Fred who ejects a bottle on rough roads, I have never, ever ejected a bottle out of a Mandible.
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Shimano 105 - way better than it gets credit for
Felt B14 - competent frame with Ultegra for a song
Bell Javelin / Giro Advantage helmets
Wahoo Bolt
Kirt Kinetic Road Machine
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Slowtwitch.


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Once, I was fast. But I got over it.
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Most of the stuff I lug to the pool every swim is underrated by most here.

Swimming Workout of the Day: http://forum.slowtwitch.com/...ost=5784860#5784860;
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Unattainable goals for 2019/2020 season. https://forum.slowtwitch.com/...ost=6944848#p6944848
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As a fellow fish, I have to ask what’s in that bag.

Mine: snorkel, old school pull buoy, paddles, fins, spare bottle.
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Petroleum Jelly
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Re: Underrated Products [140triguy] [ In reply to ]
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Not too dissimilar, I have a few more things though.

Essentials:
Flip flops (I am NOT walking around the locker room in bare feet. No way)
2 suits, 4 pairs of goggles in different colours
Cap and spare
Clean towel
Stick roller. When I can, I’ve been making an effort to roll a bit before practice
Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand cream, deodorant. Because I don’t really need to smell like a pool all day.
Spare contacts, string and scissors


Now the toys
Pull buoy - not necessary, there are the exact same ones at the pool, but sometimes there aren’t enough
Kickboard - same deal, but mine is a TYR streamline board. It has less flotation than the standard pool board, and is great for kicking in a good streamline position. I use mine probably 25% of the time I’m kicking
Snorkel - self explanatory.
Finis agility paddles (IMO best paddles for most triathletes)
TYR catalyst 2 paddles -red (M) much bigger than the finis and my new fave. Not so much for power, but the size really amplifies the feedback. Not for inexperienced swimmers in the size I have. I’m actually jonesing for a bigger set.
Ankle band - just an old piece of inner tube
Fins- I don’t know why these are in my bag. I hate using them and they rarely come out
Water bottle: mostly for before or after practice.
A GoPro. Doesn’t get used as often as it should.

Things that aren’t in my bag but should be:
Another set of paddles
Collapsible foam roller.
Drag devices. Drag suit, parachute, and/or drag socks.

Swimming Workout of the Day: http://forum.slowtwitch.com/...ost=5784860#5784860;
Favourite Swim Sets: http://forum.slowtwitch.com/...m.cgi?;post=5004659;
Unattainable goals for 2019/2020 season. https://forum.slowtwitch.com/...ost=6944848#p6944848
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hblake wrote:


Slowtwitch.


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bless your heart.

Dan Empfield
aka Slowman
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Continental Ultra Sport II tires.
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Park Tool Master Link Pliers. Cheap and make chains so much easier!
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Speedplay pedals
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Finis Tempo Trainer

It's been mentioned before but if you aren't using this thing you are doing yourself a major disservice especially if your bike is full of marginal gain stuff.

Aaron Torrelio
--everything in moderation, including moderation
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Vapoufly 4%

There are people who seriously argue that 150$ more for a shoe which is considerably faster compared to a conventional shoe is not worth it (ok I agree with those who are NOT faster with that shoe but that can't be many)
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Shimano Sora.

Yeah it's that good. I'd run this forever if it weren't for.the intentional incompatibility with 11spd.
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Why do you think they are so important?
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TravelingTri wrote:
Finis Tempo Trainer

It's been mentioned before but if you aren't using this thing you are doing yourself a major disservice especially if your bike is full of marginal gain stuff.

I have never tried it, and I'm not entirely sure how I would incorporate it into my particular training regime. I've definitely been curious about it and thought of getting one a few times, but it's something that would take me a while to learn.

Swimming Workout of the Day: http://forum.slowtwitch.com/...ost=5784860#5784860;
Favourite Swim Sets: http://forum.slowtwitch.com/...m.cgi?;post=5004659;
Unattainable goals for 2019/2020 season. https://forum.slowtwitch.com/...ost=6944848#p6944848
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hblake wrote:

Slowtwitch.


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ass kisser. We all know that you're just pandering so that Dan gives you a free subscription.

Swimming Workout of the Day: http://forum.slowtwitch.com/...ost=5784860#5784860;
Favourite Swim Sets: http://forum.slowtwitch.com/...m.cgi?;post=5004659;
Unattainable goals for 2019/2020 season. https://forum.slowtwitch.com/...ost=6944848#p6944848
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trail wrote:
A proper mechanic's bike stand. Even for those who don't do their own wrenching, it's invaluable for basic cleaning, inspection, race prep, etc.
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Definitely the best investment I made this year. Picked up a used park tool (PCS9) for $60. I was using my trainer for a while to hold the bike. A proper stand has made me more likely to do my own work and realize it is not that hard to do.

2019 T-Rex Tri Series
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Continental Ultra Sport II tires.

For real. I put those on for most of the year outside races and use them on the trainer. So cheap and have never had any issues.

Use this link to save $5 off your USAT membership renewal:
https://membership.usatriathlon.org/...A2-BAD7-6137B629D9B7
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Finis Tempo Trainer

This - has improved my swimming by quite a bit. It's a bit overpriced for the 80s tech it provides but if you doubt: Get it and swim the Red Mist set trying to beat the beep on every lane. Keeps you very honest.
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Is shaving legs, arms, and chest underrated or overrated?
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4%s

Yes, they are underrated even with the massive hype.
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Everything DeSoto but especially the 2 piece wetsuit. Why more people don't try it I will never know.

https://www.miles4matt.run/
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Re: Underrated Products [M~] [ In reply to ]
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Same with the Synergy two piece wetsuit. Half the price of the Desoto. One race in mine, and I gave my Roka away.

Athlinks / Strava
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Arm coolers

808 > NYC > PDX
2019: 70.3 Santa Cruz, IMLou
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