The Savvy Shopper

The gift guide for the savvy shopper triathlete who hunts killer deals like it’s tri’s fourth discipline.

Saris M2

If you’re looking to get into a virtual training environment like Zwift or Sufferfest while reaping all of the benefits of training with power and virtual feedback, the M2 is one of the best budget options to get you started.

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Tifosi Aethon

While Tifosi is generally regarded as a more budget brand, this pair of riding/running glasses is probably one of their more high-end offerings—yet still comes in at less than half the price of premium shades.

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Saucony Fastwitch 9

Weighing in around six ounces, this race-day or speed-day flat has 4mm of drop but feels more like a mildly substantial tempo trainer.

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Polar Vantage M

Though you may be able to find smartwatches for cheaper, the Vantage M is by far the best bargain for anyone looking to get something multisport-specific that won’t require an upgrade as your training/recovery/data nerdery becomes more advanced.

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Shimano TR-5

Though sometimes lost in the mix of sexier brands, Shimano has long put out a very solid (and consistent) entry/intermediate-level tri shoe.

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Rocket Science Sports One

Boasting a price that’s far less than even the most basic entry level wetsuit, it’s extremely important to note that this is a very thin option for those looking for a moderate amount of float or warmth.

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