Go faster gear

Reviews
20 Aug 2008
Cycling

Want warp-speed performance? Then you’ll need these five speed-boosting bits of sports kit

Cycling
Cycling

GIRO ADVANTAGE, £99.99

Aside from its obvious aerodynamic design, the Advantage’s in-mould construction fuses the outer shell with the inner. This creates a lighter, better ventilated helmet that can shave seconds from your time. ultimatepursuits.co.uk

Football
Football

NIKE T90 OMNI, £65

The Premier League’s new match ball has micro-grooved casing for enhanced accuracy and interlocking hexagon and pentagon panels for even pressure distribution, as well as a 360° sweet spot – all of which means it will fly faster and truer than ever before. The red band also gives a quicker read on speed and spin. nikefootball.com

Rugby
Rugby

MITRE SWARM SI, £24.99

The studs on this Mitre rugby boot are steep with a flat edge, mimicking the effects of a sprinter’s starting block, which means they increase drive and acceleration by 30 per cent compared with standard screw-in studs. They are even more effective on soft, wet ground where traction is harder to find, allowing nimble turns from even the biggest forwards. mitre.com

Swimming
Swimming

SPEEDO LZR RACER, £320

More than 40 world records have been smashed since Speedo’s new suit, which incorporates spacesuit technology from NASA, was unleashed earlier this year. The ultra-lightweight and seamless swimsuit reduces passive drag by five per cent and also supports the core to provide more power and agility. speedo.co.uk

Squash
Squash

PRINCE O3 SPEEDPORT TOUR, £140

The aerodynamic and lightweight frame moves through the air 24 per cent faster than its rivals and, coupled with a 60 per cent bigger sweet spot, will leave your opponent chasing shadows.
princesquash.com

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