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Race Day Gear Tip #2

For our race day tip this week we have something for the final phase of triathlon with a time saving tip for T2. It won’t make you run any faster but it might save you from a wasted minute or two in transition.

Coming off the bike and switching shoes doesn’t need to be a stressful event with fears that all around you will be zooming off into the horizon. To save time in transition we recommend elastic laces are fitted replacing the stock factory fitted lace options. There are a number of options on the market many of which work with an elastic lace combined with a locking clasp. Some like the Xtenex versions work with a series of knotted sections along their length that lock in the shoe eyelet.

Elastic laces T2 tip
Elastic laces T2 tip

Don’t wait until race day to tinker with this technology but switch during your training and get used to the feel of the elastic lacing and setting them to the right tension. Mine stay permanently fixed in my running trainers and are never adjusted so switching from bike to run becomes pretty effortless. For the fashion conscious this gives another opportunity for you to stake your individuality and pick from a range of colours to match any wardrobe and random tri-suit. Lime green is my current flavour but take your pick and give this a go if you haven’t already.

About the author – Billy is a triathlon shops dream as he struggles to resist any gander or gizmo marketed with the promise of making him faster.


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