Garmin Vector 2 Power Pedals. Installation done in 15 minutes flat. 


  The Garmin Vector 2 power pedals are packaged as stylish as a priceless samurai sword. Even in the box it is a thing of beauty. Rather than installing it myself, I opted for the professional treatment. For reviewing purposes I wanted to avoid schoolboy errors during installation. Freewheel Cycology, experts at installing Vector 2 pedals, was the go-to bike shop. ...

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High5 fuels endurance sports in South Africa

Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa

High5 Sports Nutrition has confirmed its commitment to promoting endurance sports in South Africa with the announcement of two new sponsorship agreements. The brand has signed a three-year deal as official on-course nutrition partner for all IRONMAN events in South Africa and will also supply the nutritional needs of the Kargo Pro mountain biking team. High5 brand manager Gareth Taylor ...

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Fact# 20. The Fenix 3 and the Swim Heart Rate Monitor rocks!


Being able to log your swim heart is a great advantage for swimmers and triathletes. The latest Garmin technology has now made that possible. Today I had the privilege of using the swim heart rate monitor for the first time in the pool. It tells an interesting story. There are 2 straps, and to clarify the difference, herewith an extract ...

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Murray ends season with victory

ITU Cozumel World Cup Triathlon  October 4, 2015©2015 Rich Cruse  ITU

South African triathlete Richard Murray has ended his 2015 season with a victory when he won the 2015 Cozumel ITU World Cup in Mexico on Sunday. Murray won the sprint race in 55 minutes and 3 seconds. It was Murray’s last official ITU race of the season and his penultimate of the season. The victory was not only a first ...

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Fact #19 The Garmin Fenix 3 “Hot Keys” functionality simplifies life brilliantly.  

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Getting to some internal setting on your sports watch, like switching bluetooth on and off, can be very cumbersome. The Fenix 3’s Hot Keys give you a shortcut to certain functions you might want to use or change regularly. It eliminates the necessity of negotiating through menus. Switching bluetooth on and off, normally takes 22 button presses on the Fenix 3 (Starting from ...

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High5 Sport Nutrition to fuel Ironman South Africa

Photo credit: Chris Hitchcock

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (1 October 2015) – IRONMAN® South Africa is excited to welcome HIGH5 Sports Nutrition as Official Nutrition Partner for the next three years. The partnership will see HIGH5 Sport Nutrition supply on-course nutrition at all major events under the IRONMAN South Africa stable including Africa’s flagship triathlon, the Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship in Nelson Mandela Bay along ...

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Introducing Garmin’s first heart rate monitors for use underwater The HRM-Tri and HRM-Swim

Swim Heart Rate Strap

  Garmin Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd., announced two new heart rate monitors, the HRM-Tri and HRM-Swim, designed for underwater use. The HRM-Tri and HRM-Swim are compact and comfortable heart rate monitors and designed to create minimal drag through the water so triathletes and swimmers can take their training to the next level. They are able to store up to 20 ...

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Murray shows fighting spirit

Richard Murray in action at the WTS Chicago. Photo credit: Delly Carr, ITU Online

With his third place at the World Triathlon Series Grand Finale at Chicago South African triathlete Richard Murray ended the season fourth in the overall World Triathlon rankings. Mario Mola won WTS Chicago and with his second place, Javier Gomez (also from Spain) won his fifth consecutive World Champion title. Mola’s winning time for the 1.5km-swim, 40km-cycle and 10km-run was 1 ...

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