2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Beginner Bike Essentials

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Be prepared for all your training miles with this list of cycling must-haves, featured in the 2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide.


Do your best to avoid flats by investing in durable, puncture-resistant tires that are also light enough for racing, like the Specialized All Condition Armadillo Elite ($65, Specialized.com). They’re made with a new compound that’s faster and feels smoother than many comparably durable tires.