Best Discount Store for Triathletes - 2004
Sports Basement isn't quite what it used to be when it opened six years ago. Back then you could find $90 triathlon suits for $15, $30 running shirts for $5, and other high-tech sportswear for around half what the market would bear. But though the shop has hiked its prices over the years, one thing remains the same: the heady sensation of seeing 40,000 square feet of last season's Gore-Tex and Lycra. There are still bargains, too: Bicycle inner tubes, $5.50 in bike shops, were going for $3.50 not long ago. And there's still a one-of-a-kind samples rack where you can find a $180 cycling jacket for $80. Not exactly shopping like it was 1998, but a good deal just the same.