Being a devoted triathlete — and all that comes with it — can seem quite overwhelming. Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to begin. Here’s how I would approach getting started for a newcomber to the sport of triathlon.
To get through the race, you need not only mental toughness but a wide variety of equipment, clothing, and other essential items that might not seem obvious from the outset. Here’s the triathlon gear you’ll need, plus some training/racing tips that I’ve learned in my years as a triathlete:
Bike hoists are a great storage solution to free up floor space in your garage or apartment. If you’re considering a bike hoist as your bike storage solution, here’s what to look for plus how to install a bike hoist.
See how to put on a wet suit properly. How to quickly transition from the swim to the bike. How to maximize your efforts on the bike. How to accurately track your bike speed. How to transition from the bike to the run. How to keep your energy level up on a hot day.
The moral to the story is: as a triathlete you must be mindful of the official triathlon rules. By reading this post, you can knock ‘ignorance’ off the list of things that would contribute to you getting disqualified from a triathlon event.
I’ve learned firsthand that these are some simple ways to save big bucks on gear, equipment, events, and other things that triathletes typically spend a lot of money on.
Here are some tips to help you prepare your triathlon bike for the upcoming triathlon season. Tips include: how to change a flat tire, how to clean your bike and lube your bike chain, how to tune-up your bike, and other basic bike maintenance tips.
Here are a few of the latest high-tech bike gear options for triathletes, including: triathlon bikes, triathlon shoes, cycling socks, LED bike lights, Lace locks for shoelaces, and gel bottles for cyclists.
A critical time for re-fueling is on the bike, and you need a good way to carry all of your nutrition and hydration supplies. Here are some ways to carry those items with you on the bike…
When it comes to cycling, there are 4 basic ways that air moves around you. Here’s how to maximize your aerodynamics while cycling and how to find the most aerodynamic position on the bike.
There’s a lot involved when traveling and vacationing in conjunction with a triathlon event, but with proper planning, it can be a great trip for all involved. What follows are some tips for turning your next triathlon event into a family vacation.
If you’re searching for a new ‘gently used’ bike, this information should help you find a bike right away, so you too can get back into cycling. Here are the 5 best places to find a free or cheap bike!
Triathletes invest a lot of time determining the brand of bike to purchase, the correct bike fit, the bike’s components, and the right tires for your triathlon bike. Plus, a new bike obviously comes with a seat, yet typically people don’t really question or investigate whether their bike seat is the best bike seat for them. Mistake! Here’s what to look for in a bike seat or bike saddle for triathlons.
In a nutshell, a triathlon bike has incorporated changes to a typical road bike that make it lighter and more aerodynamic. You can make some of these changes to your road bike by adding aero bars and aero wheels. This may be step one as you get started in the sport of triathlon. After you move past the exploration phase and decide to continue doing triathlons, I would encourage you to purchase a triathlon-specific bike.
A person could easily spend in the thousands of dollars for a year of triathlon training and triathlon events. What follows are some ideas on cutting tri costs.
Along with cycling shorts, it’s a good idea to have a couple of cycling jerseys. Other bike stuff that would be nice to have: a wireless bike computer, bike rack for your car, bike chain, bike lock, water bottles, aero bars, a bike light, a way to store your bike, an indoor trainer, and a mirror.
As far as cycling gear goes, there are the Must-Haves, things that are A Good Idea, and items that Would Be Nice. The most basic necessities for all cyclists fall under the Must Have category and they are all covered here.
The longest leg in every triathlon is cycling, which means you’re going to be spending a lot of time training on a bike. Biking, compared to swimming and running, also involves the most gear. The first thing you need is a bike, and there is a LOT to consider. Do you want a road bike or a triathlon bike? What about new vs used? Here are some tips for buying your first triathlon bike.