At first glance, the amount and variety of triathlon gear can be overwhelming.
Aside from the basic swim, bike and run gear, there are so many things out there to tempt you….. GPS watches, bike computers, turbo trainers, the list is long.
There’s no doubt that for some people, the lure of nice shiny equipment and gadgets is one of the highlights of doing triathlons.
However you can still compete in triathlons without expending vast sums of money on fancy gear. There’s a high chance that at some point you’ll get sucked into wanting a fancy new bike when already have a perfectly functioning one, but don’t let triathlon equipment put you off getting involved in the first place.
Whether you are partial to the latest gear and have some money burning a hole in your pocket whilst you decide what to spend it on, or are a beginner triathlete looking for some help choosing what you need, we’ll help you decipher the tech-talk and make the right decision.
At the end of the day there ARE lots of different options and you need to decide what suits you best, what fits within your budget and is most comfortable. But we’ll help you figure out what to look for and the right questions to ask in the shop.
Have a read of the pages below to find out all you need to know to help you choose the right gear for your needs.
Before spending money on a triathlon bike find out everything you need to know about how to choose the right one, as well as how to look after it and ride it well technically.
What triathlon swimwear and gear do you need for training and racing?
You’ll need to wear a wetsuit if you’re going to do a triathlon with an open water swim where the water temperature is below a minimum temperature. Lots of information to help you choose your triathlon wetsuit, and how to get it on and off quickly.
Your shoe is the most important point of contact between you and your bike. Learn what makes a triathlon shoe unique and how to make the right choice.
Triathlon running shoes can make a real difference to your run in terms of comfort, and whether you get injured or not. A comprehensive guide full of tips to help you choose the best shoe for you.
A GPS running watch is a great addition to your triathlon gear. They can now be used whilst cycling and swimming as well as running. Find out which is your best option - is it a Garmin GPS watch, Polar, or a Timex GPS watch?
Compression socks are gaining in popularity in the triathlon world. Find out what they do, how they work and how to get the most out of your compression socks.
Using an aero helmet can improve your cycling performance, but is it a key piece of triathlon gear, and how can you get the most from it?
A handy triathlon checklist for you to download and adapt to suit. No more lying in bed the night before a race worrying about whether you've forgotten anything!
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