Archive | November, 2011

Black Friday Sales and More Deals

Check out the following Black Friday Sales for triathlon stores. If a store doesn’t have a specific Black Friday section then I will put a link to a sales, clearance, or deals section of the stores website. This post started as a Black Friday listing but I ended up finding all the links to the sales section of triathlon store websites. The best deal as of the “updated” date is at top.

Updated Wednesday 11/21/12

OneTri.com
You get and additional 20% off almost everything on the site. This includes items already discounted from 20%-65% off! So everything is an awesome deal. This one is going to be hard to beat. Sale ends on Monday 11/26/12 so go check it out soon.

Here’s the banner directly from the website. Click the banner to be taken to the site.
http://www.onetri.com


Tri Zone
I don’t see the Black Friday Sale up on the site yet but they do have a Clearance Section with a selection of discounted items here:

http://www.tri-zone.com/Categories.html?cat=1001


Tri Village
I don’t see the Black Friday Sale up on the site yet but they do have a Clearance Section with a selection of discounted items here:

http://www.trivillage.com/clearancestore.html


Tri Lab
I don’t see the Black Friday Sale up on the site yet but they do have a sale section here:

http://www.triathlonlab.com/categories/sales.html?sort=newest

http://www.triathlonlab.com/categories/sales.html?sort=newest


All3Sports.com
I don’t see the Black Friday Sale up on the site yet but they do have a Clearance Section with a selection of discounted items here:

http://www.all3sports.com/clearance.html


TriSports.com
Tri Sport’s Thanksgiving day sale is a 25% off coupon. This is great for regularly priced items. However you can stack a coupon on top of already discounted items which makes the deals much better.
http://www.trisports.com/thanksgivingsale2012.html


Triathlete Sports
Again, no Black Friday Promotion up yet but here’s the link to the end of year clearance section:
http://www.triathletesports.com/Clearance-s/9.htm


Happy Shopping!

Black Friday Tri Gear Deals (Issue 2)

Update 11/22/11: Click here for the latest Black Friday Sale Updates

Issue 2 of our deals, specials, promotions, clearance, close-outs, and coupon search for tri equipment. If you landed on this page directly click on the “Deals” section above to see all issues of our deals.

Deal #1 – Men’s Tri Shorts 25% off
All3Sports.com: DE SOTO CARRERA TRI SHORT LOW-CUT – 2011 MEN’S $55.95 $41.99 Save 25%
Compare To:
TriSports.com: De Soto Men’s Carrera Low Cut Tri Short Regular price: $55.95 Sale Price: $44.47 You Save: 21%
SwimOutlet.com: DeSoto Men’s Carrera Tri Short Low Cut List Price: $58.00 Our Price: $55.95 You Save $2.05!
TriathleteSports.com: DeSoto Men’s Carrera Tri Short – Low Cut – 2011 – Price: $55.99 Sale: $49.99 You save $6.00!

Deal #2 – Triathlon Hooded Sweater 54% off
OneTri.com: Art of Tri Classics Hooded Sweatshirt $54.95 On Sale: $29.67 54% off
Compare to:
All3Sports.com: Art of Tri Classic Hoodie $54.95 $43.95 Save 21%

Deal #3 – Extreme Endurance $25 back with Purchase
OneTri.com: XEndurance Extreme Endurance 180 Capsule
Bottle
, $37.95$25 gift card w/purchase (effectively 65% off)
Compare to:
TriSports.com: Extreme Endurance 180 count Regular price: $38.05
Amazon.com: Extreme Endurance 180 Tablets Price: $42.90

Deal #4 – Women’s Trisuit 30% off
TriathlonLab.com: De Soto Sports Womens Lift Foil Tri Speedsuit 2011, SKU17573 List price: $190.00 Price: $132.98
Compare to:
Sports Basement: DeSoto Women’s Liftfoil Speed Trisuit 2011 $152.00 Compare At: $195.00
TriSports.com: De Soto Women’s Liftfoil Speed Trisuit, Item #: 47-011150, Regular price: $189.95

Deal #5 – Men’s Tri Shorts effectively 47% plus Free Shipping on entire order.
OneTri.com 2XU Men’s Comp Tri Shorts 2011 $40 gift card w/purchase and free shipping on entire order (use code: gc40)
Compare to:
TriVillage.com: 2XU Comp Triathlon Short – Men’s Product Code: TWOMTR1200-11, Price: $84.95, Price: $63.71 – You Save 25% ($21.24)
TriathleteSports.com: 2XU Men’s Comp Tri Short – 2011, Price: $84.99, Sale: $75.99, You save $9.00!

Deal #6 – Aero Helmet $95 back w/purchase
OneTri.com: Giro Selector Aero TT Helmet $95 giftcard with purchase. (use code: GC95select)
Compare to:
Rei.com: Giro Selector Bike Helmet $275.00, Item # 823088
RealCyclist.com: Giro Selector Helmet, Item #GIR0331, $274.95
GottaRideBikes.com: GIRO SELECTOR AERO TT HELMET, Code: GIH3268 Price: $274.95

New Tri Deals and Discounts Category (Black Friday)

Since Black Friday is near there are a lot of us looking for deals. We are attempting to list some of the deals that we have found in various categories specifically for triathletes. We created this new Tri Deals Category since we’ve all been thinking about deals as of late. Check back regularly because we’re going to keep adding updates. Also, let us know if you find other great deals. Make sure to check the dates of our posts so you know how relevant they are. We can’t guarantee that the prices we list will stay current forever.

Click Here to see all Tri Discount Updates

In addition to deals we will be looking for specials, discounts, clearance items, promotions, coupons, close-outs, free shipping, etc… Please feel free to share deals that you find with us and we will do our best to update the list. Thanks again for reading. Have fun training and racing.

Please note: These are all specific deals we’ve found online. Be sure to check individual store websites for further details, restrictions, and other qualifications. Happy Shopping!

Black Friday Deals for Triathletes (Issue 1)

Update 11/22/11: Click here for the latest Black Friday Sale Updates

Since Black Friday is near there are a lot of us looking for deals. Here’s our attempt to list some of the deals that we have found in various categories specifically for triathletes. We created this new category since we’ve all been thinking about deals as of late. Check back regularly because we’re going to keep adding updates. Also, let us know if you find other great deals. Make sure to check the dates of our posts so you know how relevant they are. We can’t guarantee that the prices we list will stay current forever.

Deal #1 – Women’s Tri Short 55% off
OneTri.com: De Soto Women’s Micro Tri Short 2011 (Clearance) Regular:$55.95 Sale:$25.18
Compare to:
Amazon: DeSoto Women’s Micro Tri Short – 2010 $55.99 (Old Model)
Sports Basement: DeSoto Women’s Micro Tri Shorts 2011 $30.00
DeSoto Women’s Micro Tri Short – 2011 Price: $55.99 Sale: $49.99

Deal #2 – Men’s Tri Short 40% off
OneTri.com: 2XU Men’s Active Tri Shorts 2011 (Clearance) Regular: $59.95 Sale:$35.97
Compare to:
Amazon: 2XU Men’s Active Tri Shorts List Price:$60.00 Price: $44.24
Discount Tri Supply: 2XU Men’s 2011 MT1772B Active Tri Short Price $$42.00
24 Tri: 2XU Men’s Active Tri Short – 2011 Item No.MT1772b Price: $53.49

Deal #3 – Men’s Tri Wetsuit 40% off
OneTri.com: Orca S3 Wetsuit 2011 Men’s Fullsleeve (Clearance) Regular: $198.95 Sale: $119.37
Compare to:
Triathlete Sports: Orca Men’s S3 Fullsleeve Wetsuit – 2011 Price: $199.00 Sale: $179.99
All 3 Sports: ORCA S3 TRIATHLON WETSUIT – 2011 MEN’S $198.95 $178.99 Save 11%
Pleasure Sports: Orca Men’s S3 Wetsuit 2011 – Men’s Triathlon Wetsuit Item# YVN5 Regular price: $229.95 Sale price: $154.95 (33% Savings)

Deal #4: Tri Bag effectively 45% off
OneTri.com: Louis Garneau Tri Pack Revo 2011 (CLEARANCE) $119.95 $55 gift card w/purchase (effectively $64.96)
Compare to:
Triathlete Sports: Louis Garneau Tri Pack Revo Bag – 2012 Price: $119.99, Sale: $95.99, You save $24.00!
Amazon: Louis Garneau Tri Pack Revo Bag List Price: $119.95 Price: $95.00 You Save: $24.95 (21%)
Tri Sports: Louis Garneau Tri Pack Revo Item #: 30-111101 Regular price: $119.95

Please note: These are all specific deals we’ve found online. Be sure to check individual store websites for further details, restrictions, and other qualifications. Happy Shopping!

2XU Winter Training Gear

With Kona behind us and colder months looming ahead, northern hemisphere triathletes are discovering that the opportunity for a warm daylight workout session is quickly being replaced with tenebrous training schedules. As each workout becomes subject to harsh winter weather the key to staying safe, snug and stoked lies deep within your stockpile of cold weather training gear and 2XU is eager to keep you in the training game.

2XU Winter Beanie

Ditch your visor in favor of this cold weather training staple. It keeps sweat away from your eyes all the while keeping you safe with its reflective highlights. Plus it helps to keep you warm. Duh.

2XU Active 360 Run Jacket

Lightweight and all sorts of shiny, the Active 360 Run Jacket will keep you comfortable during the entirety of your workout. Constructed with a warm jersey lining the Active 360 features large vents under the arms to help circulate air through the jacket while you run, keeping your microclimate comfy and cool, not sticky and sweaty. The jacket has only 1 small zip pocket, suitable for keys, but it remains fairly difficult to access making it unideal for storing nutrition. Perfect for short to medium runs the Active 360 will have you training safely and stylishly.

2XU Sub Zero Cycle Jacket

There comes a point in the season where a jersey and arm warmers simply don’t insulate enough. While I don’t recommend cycling in negative degree weather, the Sub Zero Cycle Jacket is designed to do precisely that (albeit as 2XU is Australian they are most likely referencing Celsius, not Fahrenheit). One of the most thought out cycling jacket designs that I’ve seen, the Sub Zero angles its rear pockets allowing easy access while riding and keeps those pockets deep so you can keep extra tubes and nutrition on your back without the fear that they will eject when you hit a rough patch in the road. Comfortably lined with fleece the jacket stays true to 2XU’s design strategy of stitching their garments along the lines of what can be considered a “performance cut”, all at once making it both form fitting and sleek looking.

2XU Men’s Racer Track Pant

When you realize that the idea of leaving your warm and comfy bed to face the stinging winter elements to be shielded by only the thin protection of your summer run shorts isn’t the most motivating means to begin your morning it’s time for a wardrobe upgrade. The Racer Track Pant from 2XU is designed to keep you motivated no matter what the outdoor conditions may be. A basic track pant design, the Racer features two zippered side pockets and drawstring cinching, but where the pant sets itself apart are the outstanding “3D Thermal Knit” high filament polyester yarns. This unique construction will regulate your temperature from the cold and chilly first mile to your steamy and sweaty triumphant finish, meaning that your body will be at a comfortable temperature throughout your workout. Suddenly leaving the shelter of your snug sheets becomes that much easier knowing that you’re perfectly outfitted to battle back against whatever winter weather you may find yourself facing.

What is Yamamoto Neoprene?

38, 39, 40. These numbers do not reference European shoe sizes nor do they allude to a series of symphonies, instead these are the proletariat model numbers that correspond with Japanese rubber manufacturer Yamamoto’s lines of neoprene rubber. The fact of the matter is you may be able to find a tri-wetsuit that’s not made from Yamamoto neoprene, but it wouldn’t be easy. These ubiquitously used materials are pervasive within the majority of triathlon wetsuits found in today’s market and if you’re a triathlete you’ve more than likely heard the name and numbers thrown about alongside that sleek new wetsuit you’ve been eyeing.

You may wonder what the numbers mean and what significance, if any, they carry that makes these levels of neoprene best suited for triathlon wetsuits?

Yamamoto began producing wetsuit material in 1961 and have grown with the sport of triathlon ever since Dan Empfield’s pioneering work marrying the garment with the sport. Yamamoto’s rubber was chosen after the discovery of the unique properties that the rubber holds making it a perfect fit for triathlon specific garments. Yamamoto neoprene is a limestone sourced rubber and whose amazing properties include:

  • Nitrogen gas blown rubber that augments the insulation of the wetsuit, making it warmer
  • A 23% higher closed-cell structure than oil derived neoprene, making it more buoyant
  • Maximum elongation of over 480%, whereas human skin stretches only up to 60 to 70%
  • 95% water impermeable whereas oil derived standard is nearly 70%
With each model already possessing these impressive qualities, the underlying difference between each series is found within the increased flexibility and buoyancy gained by each subsequent model. It is understood that 39 is more flexible than 38 and 40 more-so than both, however where 39 represents an increase in durability over 38, 40 is considered to be more fragile than 39 and is thus used strategically throughout the suit to provide critical flexibility where needed without sacrificing the wetsuit’s durability.