The Essential Triathlon Christmas List | Triathlete Xmas Wish List 2019

The Essential Triathlon Christmas List | Triathlete Xmas Wish List 2019


– Ah, merry Christmas, Fraser. – And happy Christmas to you too, Mark. – Now, we thought we
could celebrate Christmas a little early here at GTN. So, here is a little
stocking for you, Fraser. – Well, luckily I was on the same page, there’s your present too. So, now we’re ready to get going. – Ah, thank you, Fraser. Well, Christmas literally
has come early at GTN. But we thought this provides
a lovely opportunity for us to give you some gift ideas for the triathlete in your life. (Gently chiming bells) All right, Fraser, I
think you should go first. I’ve got a rather large one that I couldn’t fit in your stocking. – Ah, Mark, for me! – Here we go. – Thanks so much! Right, I’m going to get going here. (Paper rattling) It’s a dryrobe, thanks, Mark! I’ve never had one of these, brilliant. – [Mark] Yeah, these
are brilliant, actually. So, you can use these
when you’re swimming. Before or after. Pop them on. Get changed underneath it. Conveniently, as well, they’re made with a synthetic lambswool lining and they have – [Fraser] It’s quite heavy. – [Mark] And they have a waterproof and windproof outer shell, so you’re going to be pretty
toasty underneath that thing. – Even in Scotland? – Yeah, yeah. – Thanks, Mark. Right, now next up, we’ve
got something for you here. – Ah, nice one. Thanks, mate. This is great. (paper rattling) Ooh, a Velosock! – [Fraser} Yeah, now, these are pretty new in the market this year. I hadn’t really heard of
them until this summer and you’ve seen the likes of Lucy Charles and Jan Frodeno using these – Hang on, hang on, GTN – It’s good, isn’t it? – Custom branding, that’s cool isn’t it? – Yeah very cool. Now the idea of these is that if you’re storing your bike inside like a lot of us do, then it’s really good for
keeping your oily chain or muddy tires away from your furniture. Or keeping your furniture away from your oily chain and your muddy tires, but either way it’s
really good to keep things clean and tight or you can use it for transporting your bike
like if you’re putting on the back of the bike rack it can keep it all nice and clean from muddy spray off the roads and things. So yeah, really nice little thing there. – Yeah packs down really
well as well doesn’t it? That’s really cool! I think you should go next now Fraser. – Okay what we got here? (paper rattling) It’s a – [Mark] It’s a Polar Vantage V yeah – Okay yeah yeah thank but did I not have this charging? But I did, this is my – Yeah hang on look c’mon
be grateful it is the thought that counts. – Yeah – This is a premium multi-sport GPS watch. These well they pack a punch. They’ve got all sorts of features. We’ve got – [Fraser] Fully aware I know. – [Mark] We’ve got time,
distance, speed, pace, heart rate, optical
heart rate built into it. Running power even built in too. We’ve got recovery data,
sleep data, swimming metric. It goes on as you can imagine and there’s a reason why so many of the pros wear these watches. – No thank you very much
for my watch back Mark. And onto you I’ve got a big present here. (present rattling) – Oh wow. It’s a noise – I hope it annoys you as well. – Here we go. Ah yeah! This is the Park Tool
advanced mechanic tool kit. – Now it sure is now there’s an awful lot of good stuff in there. – Ah yeah so I’ve got a lot of stuff. A cyclone chain scrubber. We’ve got a torch key. We’ve got, that’s got checking the length of your chain. We’ve got tape measures. Bottle opener pretty handy
this time of the year. – Yeah they do do pizza cutters as well. – This goes on, this really
does pack a punch as well. Check this one out. Who doesn’t need that in their life? – That’s a pretty sizable bit kit there and that is an awful lot of stuff that Mark’s got in here. Now this might not be for everybody unless you want to be a full on mechanic. So Park Tool do offer their
essential tool kit as well which is a slim down version of everything Mark’s got there but hopefully enough to get you out of trouble in most cases. So it’s got things like
tire levers in there. It’s got Allen keys fold up wrench hex keys as well. There’s also some patches if you need to repair some punctures. So as I said, hopefully enough to get you out of trouble and that’s the essential
kit from Park Tools. – Brilliant well you’ve
got another present. – I hoped you were going to say that Mark. Right so I’m going to get going in here. Feels like a book, feels like a book. – Yep this is the Plant Based Cyclist. Now this is actually being written – [Fraser] Thanks Mark. – [Mark] Yeah, no worries. It’s being written with Nigel Mitchell, who is a leading sports nutritionist. Who’s worked with the
likes of British Cycling, Team Sky, Education first,
and he has basically started trialing and working on basically a plant based
nutrition and diet. – [Fraser] That’s good. – [Mark] Yeah and it was
really interesting to see whether you could actually perform at an elite level in cycling, whilst being on this diet. And the answer was yes. Since that, he started working with GCN after a few videos later, he presented us with this, the Plant Based Cyclist. Now as it says on the front. “You’re complete guide
to plant power cycling” It’s actually really quite good. Even for someone who’s
not fully plant based. I’ve actually learned
quite a lot from this. – Yeah because I’m not
plant based by any stretch. Also maybe that’s the thing for me, thanks Mark. – No worries. I’ve actually also got a rather book like looking shape here so
I’m going to open this. (paper rattling) – [Mark] Ah Leslie Paterson’s book “The Brave Athlete Calm
the” what’s that say Fraser? – [Fraser] Yeah you know what – [Mark] “Down and Rise to the Occasion.” – Now don’t take the
title too personally Mark, but I do think you’re going to enjoy this. Les is a really good friend of mine. Grew up racing with her when I was younger and she and her husband
Dr. Simon Marshall, who’s a sports psychology expert, have created this book. It was a couple years ago
they put it altogether and really it’s just
this great amalgamation of clinical science and
real world experiences from Leslie who is a three
time XTERRA World Champion athlete herself so a lot
of good stuff in there. I think you’re going to enjoy it. – Yeah fantastic. Thanks for that. Well I believe you’ve got another present. – Got another one, yeah
getting on this now. Where is it? Little tight. – Think you’re going to like this one. – That was well wrapped Mark. Form swim goggles. – [Mark] Yeah see I know
how much you liked mine. In fact, you used them
a little bit too much. That’s why I got you your own. But yeah these are fantastic. If you’re not already
aware of what they are, they’re augmented reality display goggles. And by that I mean you
can see from this image on the front here it’ll
show you your swim metrics within your goggle without blocking your field of vision or the view. And also we have the Polar H one which he just threw on the floor. You can now get heart rate
in the goggles as well. So pretty fancy stuff. It was really kind of of well I guess we’ve had this sort of stuff in cycling and running. Why not in swimming? It’s taking swimming to the next level. – Thanks very much Mark. You know I like to get in the pool. All right I’ve got one more here for you. Here Mark so you can
get stuck into that one. (paper rattling) – [Mark] Ah cool some neoprene shorts! – Exactly, now don’t take
it too personally Mark. I know you’re a good swimmer. You can do well but these
are really useful tools for replicating having
a pool boy in your legs or of having a wetsuit
but without the hassle of having a pool boy or a wetsuit. So they’re a really good trade off. It’s good for people who want to focus on fixing their technique. If they have quite sinky legs or if you want to think about having a nice easy swim when you’re tired after having done a big bike or run. So just give you a little bit of a break. Think you’re going to enjoy them? – I know Josh Amberger uses these and he let out toner. – [Fraser] If you go – [Mark] If they’re good enough for him, I’ll have those. You’ve got another one Fraser. – More and you’re brilliant
right what do we got? Nice little one here. – I’ve also wrapped this one. – You’ve wrapped this up really hard. – I like my sellotape. (fast forward buzz) – Getting there. – It is – Swift runpod. – Swift runpod, yeah. So winter loves indoor
running at the moment on the treadmill. (whispers) it’s not great here in the UK the weather outside. So yeah this Swift runpod
it’s not only going to allow you to get onto Swift, but also actually just
useful for indoor training because you can connect
this to your run watch. The idea being that these pods they’ve got accelerometers in them that can track your foot movement. Therefore how fast you’re going so actually you can record quite actually how hard you’ve been
running on the treadmill. Or take it to the next level, connect it to swift, get
stuck into that virtual world. Have a load of fun
running with other people all over the world. – [Fraser] We can even
have some races as well. You’re a bit too quick for me Mark, but yes that’s a a good idea. I’m a bit of a data
geek so thanks for that. All right go on get your next one. – Ah yeah okay. (paper rattles) – I think you’re going to like this one. (paper rattles) – Haha some Sporcks. – [Fraser] Yes no I thought this was appropriate for you Mark because I know how much you love bikes. That’s why we both love bikes. So between the two of us I think we’ve got a bit of a guilty pleasure. Far too many sets of
riding and biking socks, but I thought you’d like them. – They are awesome! I mean you can’t go
wrong with running socks, can you? – No exactly. – [Mark] Any new socks
to ride in is fantastic, but to go festive as well, even better. – And if you guys like another option. Then actually Sporcks
have got these one here which is a very cool Lucy Charles Barclay edition set. So she’s got her own
little graphics on there. I have a quick look. There’s some um wow (shuffling) – Oh the mermaid ones yeah
these be really popular. Very cool. Well man we’re onto our last
couple here so another one – Thank you very much Mark. (paper rattling) Thanks Mark! – I thought you’d like these. These are the Continental
Grand Prix 4 Season tire. I’ve actually popped a set of these on my own bike just recently a 28 – I thought I noticed. – Just cause the roads around here in the UK are so wet, greasy, muddy, leafy at this time of year. It’s just nice having a
little bit more confidence and more puncture resistance. – Look forward to getting
some miles on those, thank you very much. Now last one get after it. – This is yeah it’s a little one. (paper rattling) – I wrapped that a bit too tight too. – The Koo Billy. – [Fraser] Yeah now this
is a great little idea. Wack that on your top tube or even your handle bars and then you can just pop
your sunglass on there so that you can just
get them out of the way if you don’t need them
when you’re riding along or another good alternative
when you’re racing, stick that there have
your glasses on them, hit T1, get out onto the bike and then you can put them on without having to rush it. – That’s a good little time
saving method isn’t it? – I think you’ll like those. – I have to, that’s a good
little stocking filler. Very well, we hope you guys have enjoyed this today. It’s certainly been great fun for us. – Yeah it has been. Now of course if you guys have gotten some really good Christmas
triathlon gift ideas please let us know we’d love to know so drop those down there in the comment section below. Hopefully you have enjoyed this video so please hit that thumb up like button. Find the globe onscreen to make sure you get all the other
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