Triathlon Essentials

Starting your first season of triathlons can be a bit intimidating. You may be sorting out your training schedule, shopping for a bike, learning running and swimming techniques all at the same time AND you also need to acquire the right gear.

From apparel, proper footwear, hydration tools, bike + maintenance tools, it all adds up to a successful performance. Make sure you have all the gear you need during your training and for race day. To help you out, we made a list of the items we recommend to anyone starting out.

Triathlon Essentials for Training & Racing

  • Triathlon Suit or Two-Piece Kit (some people prefer a light cycling padded bottom)
  • Swim cap
  • Goggles
  • Swim buoy (for training only, not permitted during race)
  • Tri or road Bike
  • Helmet
  • Flat kit
  • Water Bottle Holder(s) + Water Bottle(s)
  • Bike computer
  • Running shoes
  • Comfortable running socks
  • Hip pack 
  • Nutrition + Hydration Supplements
  • Body Glide or similar anti-chafe product
  • Sunglasses and/or hat with visor
  • Race belt
  • Sunscreen
  • Transition bag
  • Recovery sandals for post-race

Featured Running Shoes

Visit Bikes Palm Beach to get everything a beginner triathlete needs to take on their first race.

Check out our group activities and events. We host triathlon training groups and workshops.

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