Best Gear for Beginner Triathletes – Gear Patrol

If you’re training for your first triathlon, skip the big ticket purchases and try these affordable alternatives.

Gear for the Triathlon Newbie


If you’re new to triathlon, you may be a bit overwhelmed by all the gear and lingo that gets thrown around by the more experienced triathletes, a.k.a. tri-geeks, a.k.a. hardos. But here’s a little secret: You don’t need to spend a lot to race in your first triathlon. If you run, bike or swim already (and you probably do, since they’re mandatory for doing a triathlon) you may have some items already at home. So skip the fastest bike in the wind tunnel, the aero helmets, and the $500 multisport watch. Instead, get the gear to get the job done and worry about upgrading later. From gels and glides to suits and shoes, here’s your race-day packing list on a budget.

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