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24-May-18

Triathlon Racewear - Tops, Shorts, Suits

This section covers deals on Triathlon Racewear, such as tops, shorts, Tri-Specific suits and wetsuits. We feature discounts from top sports, cycle and run shops, quite often with very significant price reductions, especially for the top specification triathlon gear.

You can find all the deals from main brands, using the menu on the left.

 

There are currently around 481 sales & discounts

Why use Triathlon specific kit ?

Triathlons are currently experiencing a spike in popularity. Thanks to Olympic success from homegrown talents, triathlons are popping up all over the place and attracting competitors of every age, shape and fitness level. With sections devoted to swimming, biking, and running, the popularity of triathlons can be partly attributed to the range of events on offer, from the Super Sprint distance to the hefty Ironman challenge distances that culminate in a full marathon-distance run.

If triathlons have indeed grabbed your interest, you’ll be thinking about kit, much of which has been designed specifically for triathletes and is available at all price points, from the high end to budget ranges. The majority of triathletes wear a tri-suit. This is a tight, all-in-one top and shorts made from high-performance fabrics that absorb sweat and wick it away from the body so that you’re not running in cold damp clothes. Two-piece suits are also available.

The primary advantage of a tri-suit is that you can do all three events wearing it. You can swim in it, or it can be worn under your wetsuit and any clothing that you might want to put on for your bike or run legs. Like wetsuits, tri-suits are designed differently for men and women to accommodate differing body shapes and proportions.


What to choose for the three Triathlon disciplines

The wetsuit is a necessity for most outdoor swims in the UK. Some race organisers insist that all competitors wear a wetsuit regardless of water temperature. Look for a tri-specific or swim-specific suit, which is generally thinner and more flexible than those used for water sports. Swimming wetsuits repel the water with a hydrophobic covering, enabling smoother movement through the water. They can also help with buoyancy.

Goggles and a bike helmet should be next on your list. You won’t be able to compete unless you have a helmet that meets the relevant safety standards.

You can cycle in your running shoes, but many competitors prefer to use cleats, which are made up of two parts. The cleat is attached to the bottom of your cycling shoe and clips the shoe to the pedal. Competitors often leave their shoes clipped to the pedals in transition so it's a case of jumping on your bike, slipping into your shoes and heading off. Cleats also allow for better speeds, so they are worth buying if you are serious about triathlons.

Your bike and wetsuit will be your biggest financial outlay, but your running shoes can make or break your race! Be sure to invest in specialist running shoes. They don’t have to be expensive, but make sure they fit properly. It’s worth getting your running gait analysed, and you can then look to buying shoes with the relevant support or cushioning. Without decent, supportive shoes, you risk injuring yourself, particularly your knees or ankles.

Between the three legs, you’ll be heading into transition, so think about easing the process because precious time and energy can be wasted here. Sometimes it's the small things that can really make a difference. For example, elasticated laces will make putting your running shoes on and taking them off much quicker and easier.

You don’t have to spend a fortune, but it is worth investing in the right kit. It’s more comfortable and will help protect and support your body, all of which will ultimately save you time and money.