- 1 What are Tri tops?
- 2 What is a tri suit used for?
- 3 What is the difference between a triathlon wetsuit and a normal wetsuit?
- 4 What is a triathlon kit?
- 5 Do triathletes Pee on the bike?
- 6 Can you swim in a tri suit?
- 7 Do you wear anything under a tri suit?
- 8 Do you have to wear a tri suit for a triathlon?
- 9 Do you change clothes in a triathlon?
- 10 Can you wear a shorty wetsuit for a triathlon?
- 11 Should I wear anything under a wetsuit?
- 12 What wetsuit should I buy for a triathlon?
- 13 Should you wear socks in a triathlon?
What are Tri tops?
Triathlon tops are made to be worn through all three disciplines of the triathlon. They are made of quick drying materials. When purchasing a triathlon top you should consider the fit of the garment. Many tops have small pockets for nutrition storage and some have zippers for ventilation.
What is a tri suit used for?
A triathlon suit is worn like a pair of cycling shorts, i.e. without underwear. It is worn for the swim, for which the material is made. You keep it for the cycle, for which it is very comfortable thanks to its built-in pad and you can run with it.
What is the difference between a triathlon wetsuit and a normal wetsuit?
Wetsuits used for water sports are usually covered by abrasion-resistant Lycra and are not particularly designed for swimming positions. Triathlon wetsuits are designed for flexible swimming positions, making you comfortable especially when your arms are above your head and are pointed forward.
What is a triathlon kit?
A triathlon suit is a piece of race clothing designed with the requirements of all three sports in mind. Most triathletes opt for one piece tri suits, though some wear a vest and tri shorts, particularly those competing in hot climates.
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.
Can you swim in a tri suit?
For open water swims, the use of a triathlon wetsuit is usually mandatory. Under the wetsuit you would wear the tri suit or tri top & shorts. You may also need a neoprene skull cap, a pair of swim gloves and pair of booties in really cold conditions.
Do you wear anything under a tri suit?
The answer is no. You should not wear underwear (except a sports bra) under your trisuit in a race. Additionally, your underwear could retain water and counteract the quick drying properties of your suit.
Do you have to wear a tri suit for a triathlon?
In a triathlon you want to wear what is called a triathlon suit or a triathlon kit (a top/bottom combo) designed to be worn in the swim, the bike, and finally the run. In other words, you do not take it off! With the exception of the wetsuit (if needed), you need not put on any other piece of clothing.
Do you change clothes in a triathlon?
Clothing for a Triathlon You can opt to change into clothes specific to each leg of the race —or not. Some triathletes choose to do the whole race in a swimsuit for quicker transitions. Other swimmers simply pull on a pair of shorts before jumping on their bike.
Can you wear a shorty wetsuit for a triathlon?
So, in the UK the vast majority of open water swims and triathlon events will allow wetsuit use. You may wear a wetsuit if the temperature is 79 (26°C) degrees to 84 (28.9°C) degrees but you won’t be eligible for awards. Anything 85 (29.5°C) degrees or over, no wetsuits are allowed.
Should I wear anything under a wetsuit?
Wearing nothing under your wetsuit is totally acceptable, and a matter of personal preference. However, consider these factors: Chafing: Wetsuits can chafe. Give it a try, and wear a swimsuit if it’s uncomfortable.
What wetsuit should I buy for a triathlon?
Maximum wetsuit thickness for competitive triathlons is 5mm to help reduce the risk of overheating. Also, wetsuits are only permitted when the water temperature is below 21C for this very reason. All our suits contain a mix of different neoprene thickness’s, to achieve the perfect balance.
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.