Tri-Clips Review and Giveaway

img1 Tri Clips Review and GiveawayHave you ever thought to yourself that this must be too good to be true?  It happens to me all the time in that I believe that my life is too good to be true, even in the hardest of times.  I have the opportunity to reach out to people through this site and via social media in terms of Facebook and Twitter.

So when I was going through Facebook one day I came across an advertisement for Tri-Clips.  I went to their site and watched the demos and thought to myself…’those are too good to be true.’  How can something so simple be so awesome.  I emailed the company to see if I could get a set to review and post here.  Within a few moments I received a reply from Amanda that they would send me a set to try out.

When I first got them I was nervous I will admit.  I was nervous that these would snap so hard and whack me on the Achilles and just cause discomfort for who knew how long.  I fought the idea of putting them on but finally decided it was time to do it.

I watched the video to make sure that I was mounting the clips properly and said…..here we go!

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The first time I tried these out I was on the trainer.  I figured I would give them a whirl on the trainer so that if it does snap and hit me in the Achilles it wouldn’t ruin a good outdoor ride and I could just walk it off in the comforts of my living room.  I hopped on the bike and slid my feet into my shoes and the clips popped off and never touched my leg.  Awesome I thought, but let’s try that again.

I threw my leg over the bike and hit the shoe without getting my foot in and the tri-clip popped off but again it did not touch me and went straight back into its case.

Third time is the charm right?  Well the third time I did it I still had no issues with the clips touching my legs.  Let’s just say that I was thrilled at this point, but knew that I needed to take them outside to really get a good feel for them.

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Tri-Clip attached to your bike frame

I put my bike in between the slats in my fence as if it were truly on a rack at a race and practiced transitions.  I did not jump out of the water but instead ran up the driveway pulled the bike out and then slipped in while going down the driveway.  Again I went at this three times to make sure that I was doing it right and who doesn’t need transition help?  Each and everytime it worked like a charm.  I highly recommend these over using rubber bands because searching for rubber bands can be a pain and these are strapped right to your frame and weigh 0.5 oz each or a total of 1.0 oz so it won’t affect your bike weight.

 

The following is straight from the Tri-Clips site:

Tri-Clips is a new concept that will significantly improve the speed of your T1 transition. Tri-Clips provide a fast, efficient and easy mechanism to hold your bike shoes in place while you mount the bike. Weighing only 1/2 oz each, Tri-Clips will save 1 – 2 minutes on your total T1 time. Tri-Clips are self cleaning; resistant to chlorine, salt water and sweat. With super high friction backing to ensure Tri-Clips stays in exact position on bike frame.

Simple easy and effective.

Step 1 – Attach Tri-Clip to bike frame using velcro strip. Trim velcro to correct length

Step 2 – Position Tri-Clip in optimum position on bike frame

Step 3 – Pull cord from base unit and extend clip

Step 4 – Attach clip to back of shoe.

Step 5 – Installation complete. Mount bike and start pedaling. The Tri-Clip has a fixed length and will automatically disconnect from shoe

 

I can say without hesitation that these will be on El Diablo when I head to California and for any training that happens before and after California.

And now you have a chance to win a pair of these.  Amanda was kind enough to offer up a pair to a follower of my blog.  Here are the rules for entry:

  • Follow my site through your RSS feed (it’s up there in the top right) – 1 entry

For bonus entries:

  • Follow CTER on Facebook – 1 entry
  • Follow CTER on Twitter – 1 entry
  • Sign-up for the CTER Newsletter on the home page - 1 entry
  • Follow Tri-Clips on Facebook – 1 entry
  • Follow Tri-Clips on Twitter – 1 entry
  • Tweet, Facebook, Blog Post, Pigeon Carrier this giveaway – 1 entry for each mention.  If using Twitter use the handle @cooktraineatrce in the mention.

Leave a separate comment for each entry.

 

And don’t forget to visit their site.  Lots of good information for you to digest (get it digest….COOK train EAT race!!!!)  OK OK….Tri-Clips website is [HERE]

Winner will be chosen on Monday March 7th at 12pm CST and announced on Tuesday.

 

Good luck and thank you for reading.

 

*Disclaimer:  I received the tri-clips for free but not based on a positive review.  I have not been paid by tri-clips nor am I an employee of the company.

 

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    I am doing my first half IM this summer and I would LOVE to have this! I don’t have a twitter but I do have a FB so I’ll follow them on there!
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    Ok just posted on my FB and liked your page!
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    YES!! I SOOOOO want these!!

    You’re already in my RSS feed.
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  • Scott

    That means I have to master the flying mount, being a man, pains me just thinking about it, ouch or more like *high pitch* ouch

  • http://www.runwithjill.blogspot.com Jill

    Since I can’t run and am biking now (pic of my bike trainer and bike on my last post even – ha) I am clueless as to what’s in and what’s not but would love to try these out. I got my foot stuck in my clip last night and just took my shoe off. Shoe still sitting in my clip on my bike :).
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    Simple, like most good ideas. Already a follower but liked you and tri-clips on FB, so 3 entries for now. I’ll see if I can work it into my blog this week.
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    hmmm…interesting. You know I follow :)
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    and I follow you on twitter too
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    and will tweet about this as well.
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    Interesting

  • http://slowlytri-ing.blogspot.com/ Michael

    I already follow you on Facebook. One entry please :)
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    I already get your newsletter – another entry please.
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  • http://slowlytri-ing.blogspot.com/ Michael

    I liked Tri Clips on FB. That makes 3. These look really cool. Now I have the wor’ds stupidest question. I have seen people attach their shoes to their bikes during the race, but do you tighten your shoes or ride with them open. I think I would fall over if I tried to reach down and tighten the velcro – but I’m still learning some coordination on the bike – I can barely get my water bottle out and back without falling over.
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    • Jason

      Reach down and tighten the velcro but you will pedal a bit before you reach down and tighten. Then unvelcro toward the end and pedal with your feet on top of the shoes.

      Practice, practice, practice !!!!!

      • http://milesmusclesmommyhood.blogspot.com JenniferLeah

        I think an instructional video demonstration is in order her J :)
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          Click on the link in the post b/c you won’t see me doing it unless you come to CA to cheer me on….LOL!!!!!

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    Those look so awesome! Great review too!

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    OK, I gave your giveaway a shout out on my blog tomorrow (um and speaking of blogs why the heck aren’t you following mine yet – just saying?……
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      Michael – I have no idea why I am not following you. I already thought I was but I will sign up this morning for sure.

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    Lastly, I mentioned your giveaway on my KC Area Triathletes FB page. I think that’s 5 entries – wahoo :)

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  • http://www.tri-thatshowiroll.com Jess @ THIR

    Damn, I should have thought to email and ask to review them.
    I just bought a pair, and that’s how I found your blog!!!
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