Inside Triathlon senior editor Jennifer Purdie reports from the Specialized team triathlon training camp.
I am here in beautifully green Morgan Hill, Calif. for the Specialized team triathlon training camp. Specialized has entered the triathlon market and created its own tri team with Xterra, ITU and long course racers. Here are the members of the team:
Specialized created a diverse tri team to allow for a strong presence at events across the U.S. The professionals were treated to hill climbs with stunning views of the northern California’s hills, runs through the quaint downtown and swimming sessions of no less than 5,000 meters.
Gear specialists also discussed the bikes of the long course triathletes—even bringing in Rasmus Henning’s sweet Shiv ride to display.
- Great adaptability and fit
- Travel friendly
- Rides well in hillier courses
- Difficulty in cornering
- Optimized for cross wind
- Fast due to narrowness of aero bar
- Seat has ability to angle
- Brings stiffness to the ride
- Not super flexible
Triathletes are all using Prevail helmets. For those in the market for a helmet, the experts state consumers should have two objectives: how well does it fit and how well does it ventilate?
Many of the athletes will be competing at Oceanside this weekend.