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September 3, 2006

Ironman Gear from Head to Toe

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I’ve got one more post re: Ironman 2006 talking about my team. This one is about all the cool gear I have and/or want to have. So here we go, Ironman head to toe:

Wear throughout the race

  • Sugoi race singlet or tri-top: Sugoi is a Canadian company and they have pretty good stuff
  • Oomph! Lava compression shorts: these shorts are awesome, dries quickly from the swim, just enough padding for the bike, and nice fit for the run, I like Oomph! Sports a lot

Swimming

  • swim cap: usually collect this from a race, I don’t buy swim caps
  • Speedo Optic googles: I like the tinted ones
  • Ironman Instinct Wetsuit: the company changed names and they’re now called Blue Seventy, I recommend getting an Orca wetsuit though

Bicycling

  • Giro Atmos bike helmet: blue and white, this is what Discovery team uses
  • Oakley sunglasses: best sunglasses around
  • Trek gloves, Sidi Genius 5.5 HT Carbon bike shoes
  • Bike, Trek SL Madone 5.2 – Carbon Stryke Ironman aerobars, Cane Creek headset, Shimano Ultegra 10 speed, rest are Bontrager parts: Looking to upgrade this year to Look Keo carbon pedals, Chris King headset, and maybe HED 3.0 race wheels, Dura Ace components eventually
  • Other bikes I like are from Specialized, LiteSpeed, Serotta, Guru, Felt, and Iro Cycle
  • Ironman socks, ultimax: The right pair of socks are really important for an Ironman. For training, I also like Assos bicycling shorts, one of the most comfortable bike shorts out there, and Hincapie bike jerseys, Craft undershirts

Running

  • ASICS Nimbus running shoes: ASICS is one of the best running shoe brands around, New Balance is good too

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