BRAND INTRODUCTION – ARGON 18

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If you’ve been into cycling for a while, you’ve probably heard of Argon 18. Founded back in 1989, Argon 18 is a Canadian bicycle manufacturer founded by retired cyclist Gervais Rioux. The name of the brand is derived from the Element Argon which is number 18 on the periodic table of elements. The brand has sponsorships with multiple professional cycling …

TOP 10 TIPS FOR FIRST TIME TRIATHLETES

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Congratulations on plunging into your first Triathlon! Triathlons are a great platform to test your physical and mental strength, to diversify your fitness routine or to simply challenge your self in new ways. Triathlons have gained a lot of popularity over the years with multiple good Triathlon events across India. Indian triathletes have managed to make a mark not only …

BRAND INTRODUCTION – XLab

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Good hydration is critical for long endurance events, especially cycling as improper hydration can impact energy levels and can cause muscle spasms or cramps. Not much had changed with bottles and bottle cages in the cycling industry until XLab entered the game and drove some innovation. A love for Triathlons and a passion for speed lead to the birth of …

WHAT IS A TRIATHLON?

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Triathlons are exciting multi-sport endurance events with three continuous sequential endurance races. The word is of Greek origin – three + competition. While variations of the sports exist the most common format requires you to clock a swim, a bike ride and a run across various distances in a continuous sequence. This multisport evolved in the 1970s and was introduced …

SRAM ROAD & MOUNTAIN GROUPSET HIERARCHY

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SRAM is a premium bicycle component manufacturer based in the US. They’re is the brainchild behind the introduction of the Grip Shift/Twist shift gear-change method and technology to the road bike market. SRAM is an acronym comprising the names of its founders, Scott, Ray, and Sam. WHAT IS A GROUPSET? A groupset is essentially all the parts of a bicycle that make up its …

ESSENTIAL TRIATHLON GEAR AND CLOTHING GUIDE

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Congratulations. If you’re reading this, you must have signed up for one of the biggest adventures of your life – racing a Triathlon. Or looking at attempting one. Or just inspired by a friend or colleague and have embarked on the journey to understand more about this endurance sport. Check out our post – Introduction to the Sport of Triathlon – to …

BUYERS GUIDE – SPECIALIZED CYCLING APPAREL

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The sort of clothing you wear while cycling greatly impacts how your ride feels. Cycling-specific clothing helps keep you more comfortable on longer rides than compared to conventional sports clothing. You would have seen the professionals sporting skin-hugging jerseys and shorts. This kind of clothing enables them to stay cool, comfortable and makes them marginally faster. Cycling jerseys, shorts, and …

HELLO FROM PAWAN DUBEY

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Hey guys, my name is Pawan and I got into cycling with a simple gift to myself in November 2016 – a bicycle! I learned how to ride the bike with the help of a few friends and started with just riding in and around the locality – short distances, typically to the shopping complex or to my dance classes. …

SPECIALIZED HELMETS – LINEUP

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No one likes falling off their bikes, but if it does happen, you’d like to have the best form of protection, especially for your head. Choosing the right kind of helmet for yourself is just as important as choosing the right bike. Specialized has been in the cycling helmet industry for almost as long as they have been making bikes. …

BUYERS GUIDE – APACE CYCLING APPAREL

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Founded back in 2012, Apace is one of the fastest-growing sports apparel brands in India. They specialize in performance apparel for Running, Cycling and Triathlon. Apace has an in-house design team, purpose-made fabrics, customized color palette, and a wide range of products. They target all kinds of athletes, ranging from beginners all the way to professional triathletes. Apace has been …