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Scicon bags is the leader in bike transportation and has been since 1980. We are the first choice of the vast majority of pro triathletes including Frederik Van Lierde, Caroline Steffen, Pete Jacobs, Myles Alexander and the list goes on.

We actually currently sponsor over 130 triathletes including all those in Uplace-BMC and Trek Factory Racing Triathlon.

But our products aren’t only the choice of the pros, thousands of amature triathletes travel to training camps and races every year and Scicon are the number 1 choice, our AeroComfort Triathlon model especially popular because, as it’s name suggests, it’s built around the geometry of TT bikes allowing for minimal dissasembly with special attention to seat post extensions and aerobars.

This is why the recent partnership with Tri Dynamic worked so well. We both have a common aim- to encourage and facilitate triathletes safe travel with their own bikes to and from training camps.

Tri Dynamic offer high attention triathlon training camps with world class coaches Joe Friel, Darren Smith & Dan Bullock. They also provide our series of exclusive video guides with Darren Smith who coached Lisa Norden to 4 x World Championships & Olympic Silver as well as Glasgow Commonwealth Games Triathlon Champion Jodie Stimpson among his stellar Dsquad.

Here is 5 x Tri Dynamic camp attendee, Lorraine Baker’s camp report from the Italy BIG Week Camp which she used to help her qualify for the World 70.3 Champs and to win her AG at IM 70.3 Budapest: 

After months of anticipation of our fourth Tri Dynamic training camp we finally landed at Bologna airport and found ourselves patiently waiting for our bikes at the oversize luggage pick up area alongside several other anxious looking people.   We were attending a high volume training camp, for which there was a qualification criteria in the form of minimum 70.3 or Ironman race times, to ensure everyone had similar abilities.  With only 10 triathletes attending, this meant we could all train together and maximise the benefits of the camp.

Being one of only 3 women attending the camp (and one of them had competed at Kona a few months before) I was hoping not to be the limiting factor and spent the time waiting for our bikes trying to work out who were triathletes and who were “just cyclists” and worrying about how fit everyone looked.  It was easy to spot the guy with a large kit bag reading The Times newspaper; he’s got to be a triathlete!  A quick introduction and we had picked up our first fellow Tri Dynamic camp attendee.

A short wait in the arrivals lounge for the organiser, Martin, and camp coach, Will Newbery, arriving on a slightly later flight along with 3 more camp attendees and we were on the coach and heading to our hotel in Riccione.  Another slick transfer, courtesy of Martin’s impressive customer service focus and organisational skills, and we were settling in to our accommodation.

The hotel was perfectly set up for triathletes, with convenient facilities to unpack and store the bikes, comfortable rooms, plenty of food plus an amazing laundry service for sweaty kit, returned clean and dry the next day at no extra cost.  The hotel was a stones throw from the sandy beach for open water swimming, a 15 min stroll to the 50m 10 lane indoor pool (used in 2012 for the World Masters Championships) for our early morning swim sessions, the seafront promenade for running, and the hills on our doorstep for the daily bike rides.

Martin had organised a couple of highly skilled cycle guides, one of which was the talented and slightly intimidating ultra runner and triathlete Stefano Gregoretti.  They kept us safe and motivated, but most of all challenged us with the routes, terrain and distances.  The quote of the camp came from Stefano who asked us “have you come here to just ride or train?”.

This was easily the most challenging camp I had attended but also by far the most rewarding and fun.  I discovered hidden depths of how far and hard I could push myself, something that I put to good use at my “A” races in June and August – winning my age group at the English National Middle Distance and qualifying for the Ironman 70.3 world championships at the inaugural 70.3 Ironman Budapest.

Needless to say we have rebooked again for the same camp in May 2015, which will also be our 6th TriDynamic camp in 3 years.  Can’t wait.

To celebrate the partnership, Scicon will be offering all Tri Dynamic camp participants an exclusive customized AeroComfort Triathlon alongside a Fuel Bag & Elan 210 saddle bag. These will be available for purchase through Tri Dynamic directly.

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