I'm a pretty good spender and have, for the most part, used everything I've bought with the exception of two items, one of which I guess wasn't a bad purchase, as I had to find out for myself by trying it, and the other is still too early to tell but is looking like wasted money:<br><br>
1. Carbo Pro - Bought one cannister when I first got into triathlon and learned about nutrition. Used it twice. Hated it. Too pasty. Finally tossed out contents after it sat for two years. I much prefer Gu's and PowerBar and salt tabs and Gatorade and water and a few other things over a one bottle solution that is way pasty and yucky and not appealing to me.<br><br>
2. Disk Wheel - Jury is still out. Went to Clearwater without it and kicked ass on the bike, averaging 23.24 mph over 56 miles, and although on that course on that day the way the weather was I think I could have benefited from the sail effect of the disk, the turth is, without perfect conditions I don't think I'm any faster. And plus, the only truly flat course I would ever ride would be if I travelled to Florida or some other flatter state to race. I'm just not strong enough to use it. However, I will be purchasing an aero helmet, mainly because of the aero benefit, and also because I get a kickass discount on helmets through my sponsor, Rudy Project. I would have gotten one anyway, so now with the steep discount, it's only a matter of time before I'm sporting one of those.