What does a new triathlete need for racing

posted by FitnessFirst Team September 18, 2017 2 Comments

Triathlon can become as expensive or as inexpensive pursuit as you want it to be. There’s no need to break the bank in order to be race-ready. Here is a list of what you absolutely need to train and race a triathlon.

Essential Gear

For the Swim

Any swimsuit, a pair of goggles that fit and a swim cap.

For the Bike

Any mountain, TT or road bike you have in your garage and if you don’t own one, you can rent one from Revolution Cycles or your preferred local bike shop, a helmet and a shirt for comfort and speed, preferably a close-fitting synthetic shirt.

For the Run

A pair of runners that fit your feet and style of running.

Optional Gear

Tri suit: an upgrade that will take you through the bike and to the run without changing.

Wetsuit: if you plan training/racing in cold water

Clipless pedals and bike shoes: An easy upgrade that translates to more efficiency and speed on the bike.

Sunglasses: Keeps the wind out of your eyes on the bike, and makes the run more comfortable in the sun.

GPS watch: to track your race and share the experience with friends through Strava or similar online platforms.

The most important thing about the gear you use for a triathlon is the comfort.

Talal Almoallem
Certified Ironman Coach
ASCA Level 3 Swim Coach

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Riham September 27, 2017 at 7:03 pm

good day ,
How can I start to be triathlete for bike racing?

FitnessFirst Team November 6, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Hi Riham, Great you are interested in cycling and racing in triathlons! To get started you can join TRICLUB by Fitness First to support, educate and inspire you to take part in any race. You can join outdoor bike rides as part of the Cycle Safe Dubai (CSD) set up by Revolution Cycles Dubai as a way to get cyclists off the couch and back onto their bikes. CSD encourages safe cycling. Being part of the TRICLUB and the CSD team will get you into shape while making new life long friends.
For more info visit and you can register here


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