- 1 What should I buy for my first triathlon?
- 2 Should you wear socks in a triathlon?
- 3 Can I use a road bike for a triathlon?
- 4 Do triathletes Pee on the bike?
- 5 Do you wear a bra with a tri suit?
- 6 Why do triathletes not wear socks?
- 7 Can you wear swim socks in a triathlon?
- 8 Why do athletes not wear socks?
- 9 Does a tri bike really make a difference?
- 10 How much should I spend on a triathlon bike?
- 11 What is the hardest part of the triathlon?
What should I buy for my first triathlon?
What You Should (and Shouldn’t) Buy Before Your First Triathlon
- Save On: The Bike. Sure, you need a bike to complete a triathlon.
- Splurge on: The Helmet.
- Save on: The Wetsuit.
- Splurge on: The Goggles.
Should you wear socks in a triathlon?
While you won’t need socks for swimming, you’ll likely want to keep your feet dry and comfortable through the cycling and running legs of your triathlon. In fact, even the professionals had to work their way up to wearing no socks for their races.
Can I use a road bike for a triathlon?
A road bike will get you to the finish line of the triathlon just fine. It may not be as fast, but it’s not necessarily slow either. In fact, you can still be pretty competitive on a road bike with some solid training and coaching.
Do triathletes Pee on the bike?
On to the matter at hand – yes, some triathletes do, in fact, pee on their bikes. If it’s not obvious, triathletes pee while riding their bike so they don’t have to stop – saving precious time for competitive races.
Do you wear a bra with a tri suit?
The answer is no. You should not wear underwear (except a sports bra ) under your trisuit in a race. Our female-specific triathlon chamois is made to be comfortable against your skin and to protect you from chafing and discomfort on the bike, and is thin and light enough to be comfortable on the run.
Why do triathletes not wear socks?
Socks are difficult to put on wet feet and competitors can hear the seconds ticking away as they struggle. Leaving socks out altogether will make a faster transition. There are plenty of athletes who don’t wear socks when they race and don’t seem to get blisters.
Can you wear swim socks in a triathlon?
For open water swim triathlons, the use of a wetsuit is usually mandatory. While the wetsuit will help you to keep warm in the water, you may also want to consider a neoprene skullcap, swimming gloves and a pair of swimming socks in very cold conditions.
Why do athletes not wear socks?
Socks vs. Many elite athletes avoid wearing socks because they want their feet to fit tightly into spikes. Some of them opt for specifically designed running shoes that already feature a built-in sock mechanism, making regular socks redundant.
Does a tri bike really make a difference?
The most notable difference is the design, or geometry of the frame of each bike. Triathlon bikes have a steeper angle of the seat. The steeper angle allows the user to travel at a faster rate because you can bend your body down lower which reduces wind resistance.
How much should I spend on a triathlon bike?
Still, it is pretty easy to spend $1,500 to $2,000 on a quality starter triathlon bike and end up with a very good ride. Here are a few things to look for in your entry-level tri bike, along with a few recommendations.
What is the hardest part of the triathlon?
The hardest part of triathlon is the constant mental game your mind is playing with you. It starts right when you hear the word triathlon for the first time and never stops. Most people fear open water swimming and see that as a barrier to even start triathlon.