- 1 What is a timing chip strap?
- 2 Where do you put your bike during a triathlon?
- 3 Do triathletes wear cycling shoes?
- 4 How much does chip timing cost?
- 5 What do triathletes wear on their ankles?
- 6 Can you walk your bike during a triathlon?
- 7 Do you change clothes in a triathlon?
- 8 Do triathletes wear cleats?
- 9 Should you wear socks in a triathlon?
What is a timing chip strap?
These high quality, custom logo straps are used to attach event timing chip around ankle. Often times the event provides timing strap is worn with velcro that’s weak. “Timing Chip” first attaches to strap, then strap attaches around your ankle with a Velcro closure.
Where do you put your bike during a triathlon?
Put your cycle shoes/trainers next to the back or front wheel, depending which way round your bike is. Put them on a towel. If you are wearing socks, open them up so they will slide on easily.
Do triathletes wear cycling shoes?
Many triathletes will keep their running shoes beside their bike for the quickest possible change, but be mindful that they’re not in the path of any other competitors – or your bike when it needs to be racked.
How much does chip timing cost?
Chip timing costs vary by race and location. Road and XC races – Chips add $100-$300 to the base fee, and $1.50 to $2.50 to the per-finisher fee.
What do triathletes wear on their ankles?
For a tri, you’ll wear the chip on a band around your ankle.
Can you walk your bike during a triathlon?
If your bike breaks down, you may walk or run with your bike. You must have your helmet on with chin straps fastened before you mount your bike. If you violate this in the transition area, you will receive a time penalty. If you violate this on the race course you will be disqualified.
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.
Do triathletes wear cleats?
Most triathletes use clip or SPD-type bike shoes that are compatible with their bike pedals — both on the tri bike, but also on a road bike, mountain bike and even a bike trainer. For the run, wear the shoes you have been doing your run training in – normally a standard running shoe.
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.