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There’s a lot happening in the world of wheels. Disk breaks are disrupting the status quo, cheap, open-mold models from Asian manufactures are ever easier to access, and brands like Zipp and US start up Princeton CarbonWorks are experimenting with non-traditional inner circumference profiles. All...

Is aero everything? The new Specialized Shiv is making its debut at Kona this weekend. To say that the design is polarizing is an understatement. I remember when Cervelo revealed its P5X and Diamondback came out with Andean. Those bikes had their aesthetic critics. The new Shiv...

X3 has a new toy - I mean, high-precision instrument - the Notio Konect aerodynamic sensor. This device mounts to the bars of your bike and collects atmospheric (air pressure, wind speed / direction, humidity) and kinematic data (vertical oscillation and long-axis pitch) as you...

Darren came to X3 in early 2018 with a few goals for his season. One was to win a race - an outright win, mind you, not just age group. This past weekend, he did just that. It goes without saying that we're all super...

This fourth OCup (Ontario road race series) event was Sarah's key event for the 2018 season. She's had a lot on her plate these past two months with buying a house, a demanding full-time job, and - of course - all the training. Still, that...

To run fast, you must train to run fast. I do enjoy a good trivial statement. I started this article to pontificate on all the reasons why running a once-weekly, structured workout on a track is so very useful to runners of all levels. I got...

I'm sick for what feels like the fourteenth time this season. I blame my three year-old - the cutest disease vector I know. I blame this not-yet-spring climatic purgatory that seems to have no end. I blame my own impatience in getting back to hard...

The ITU Age Group World Championship race in 2017 took place in Rotterdam: a scenic venue, but not one without its logistical challenges. X3 triathlete Lisa Drake talks about the joys of planning and executing her pre-race setup. https://youtu.be/OZPfFg4eVIw...

A couple of weeks ago I received a note from an X3 athlete asking me to recommend a gel. My flippant answer was that I could not. My less-flippant answer by way of a set of six criteria is below. Palatability. This is far and...