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essential tri equipment

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Dec 2013
3:58pm, 14 Dec 2013
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Chris the Fish
Those tri packages have most things covered, this is my (novice to improver) kit list..

GENERAL STUFF
Race info

Hole punch for race number

Watch

Sunscreen

Wallet
Phone
Tape for gels

Towel for after

Towel for transition

Change of clothes

FOOD
Water for after
Energy drink for bike
Water for bike
Gels/food for during race
Snacks/food for before
Protein shake for after

SWIM
Goggles (light and dark)
Singlet
Wetsuit
Swim cap

Mat (if T1 not carpeted)
Bodyglide

Flip flops

BIKE
Track pump
Hand pump
Bike tools
Tyre levers & patches
Bike
Bike shoes
Computer

RUN
Trainers
Sunglasses
Sweatband
Cap

This has been edited, I've taken out lucky teddy, copy of the beano, sabotage equipment etc, but you get the drift.

You won't need all of this for every tri, but it's quite good as a guide.

Hope this helps :)
Dec 2013
4:07pm, 14 Dec 2013
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Raptors claws are coming to town
You need a big car. Everything else is small print.
Dec 2013
8:26pm, 14 Dec 2013
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oprah
I forgot that the package also includes a tri suit, which has pushed me over to that camp definitively, as it's just too good a deal to pass up, and if I like tri I will probably want a better bike in a year anyway, whether I spend £500 or £800 now.

I think I need a life preserver. The rest of the stuff I'm good with. ;-)

Hmm, I foresee a dilemma with the watch. I use my Timex in the pool and my very basic Garmin for both cycling and running. Changing watches seems like a waste of time. Hmm.
Dec 2013
8:28pm, 14 Dec 2013
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oprah
Re tri clubs, there is one nearby. I should probably join, although that is breaking my rulebook of this hobby not taking over my finances! The people at one of the pools I use are seriously hardcore. I would not want to run into them on the street.
Feb 2014
8:00am, 1 Feb 2014
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southcoastclaret
I don't bother timing the swim - they do that for you! I just have my Garmin ready on the bike and press start when I get on.
Feb 2014
3:26pm, 6 Feb 2014
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Gobi
Old thread

Chris - do you really take all that stuff?

Swim

Wetsuit
Goggles
Bodyglide

Bike

Bike /drink on bike
Shoes

Helmet

Shades

Run

trainers

Clothing
trisuit

towel and clothing afterwards

It's only an oly
Feb 2014
3:30pm, 6 Feb 2014
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Nick Cook
re life preserver. Rubber rings in the shape of a swan don't go down too well. :-)
Mar 2014
10:18pm, 5 Mar 2014
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Chris the Fish
Gobi, no, it's my checklist of things I may need.

Although I do like to be prepared
Jul 2014
3:03pm, 12 Jul 2014
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Just me!
Hi all, I am a tri athlete and app developer, and was wondering if there was an app for training or racing you would find beneficial,or feel the current market doesn't provide it, have a feature you would really like? Any feedback would be great. Thanks Justin.

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