Out With Your Old Stuff...


By Chris Foster (triathlete.com)

Triathlon is a sport of things. Even the most modest multisporter still needs at least goggles, a bike, a helmet, shoes, and a suit of some type—and each of those things often need other things just to keep them working. It goes without saying that we need a lot of new stuff to swim, bike, and run, and as such we generate a lot of old stuff. If only there was some type of big brother/big sister type program where we pass along our hand-me-downs to the next generation of equally sized-and-shaped triathletes. But alas, it’s not that simple.

The good news is that both independent companies and brands themselves are making it their business to help us either recycle or—better yet—upcycle our mountains of multisport stuff. Sure, it takes a little legwork, but you’ll feel good knowing that you’re not creating a landfill worth of tri gear, but rather passing along a legacy of tri to some lucky newbie. Read on for our guide. ...

Get Some Cash For Your Old Stuff

Obviously this is the most fun way to recycle your old gear because you can use the money toward another purchase (or, I guess you could donate the money too…). Note that most of these programs require the gear to be in very, very good condition, as the company is obviously hoping to sell it to someone else. So set aside your stuff before it becomes completely worn thin.  READ MORE