- 1 What should you have in a bike repair kit?
- 2 Do Triathletes wear cycling gloves?
- 3 How do you transport a triathlon bike?
- 4 Do puncture repair kits work bike?
- 5 What should I keep in my bike bag?
- 6 Can you wear swim gloves in a triathlon?
- 7 Do I need my own bike for a triathlon?
- 8 How much does it cost to ship a tri bike?
- 9 How much does Tribike transport cost?
- 10 How do I ship a bike?
What should you have in a bike repair kit?
The Essential Bike Repair Kit Checklist
- Flat Kit (spare tubes, tire levers, and a pump or CO2 cartridge)
- Rubber Gloves or Hand Wipes.
- Hex Wrench Set (ranging from 1.5 mm to 8 mm)
- Screwdrivers (Phillips and flathead)
- Cleaning Supplies (cleaning solution, rags and component cleaning brushes)
- Chain Lube and Grease.
Do Triathletes wear cycling gloves?
Cycling gloves, whether half- or full-finger, are designed for protection against abrasions in a crash. It’s not worth the time during races, however, to remember, stage, or put them on, which is why you never see gloves in triathlon.
How do you transport a triathlon bike?
The most common way of transporting a triathlon bike is the soft bike bag. There are numerous types on the market but all have an outer nylon cover much like a backpack. The bike is protected to a certain point but if you drop the bag or it has another bag placed on top then the bike or wheels may be damaged.
Do puncture repair kits work bike?
Re: Do puncture repair kits actually work? They certainly work a lot better than those self-adhesive patches do. I consider it prudent to put the repaired tube in the wheel, so it can be proven to hold air, rather than packing it away as an untrustworthy spare.
What should I keep in my bike bag?
10 Essential Items to Have in Your Bike’s Saddlebag
- INNER TUBE.
- TIRE LEVERS.
- QUICK LINK.
- PATCH KIT.
- VALVE EXTENDER.
- CO2 CANISTER.
- TIRE BOOT.
Can you wear swim gloves in a triathlon?
For open water swims, the use of a triathlon wetsuit is usually mandatory. Under the wetsuit you would wear the tri suit or tri top & shorts. You may also need a neoprene skull cap, a pair of swim gloves and pair of booties in really cold conditions.
Do I need my own bike for a triathlon?
Yes, you will need a bike. No, it does not need to be expensive. We see people do triathlons on their old mountain bikes, hybrids, or other slower bikes — and especially with a couple simple modifications these bikes can do very well. If you can, try to use a road bike, even if you simply borrow one from a friend.
How much does it cost to ship a tri bike?
Expect anywhere from about $50 (short distance, slower shipping, and do your own packing) to upwards of $250 (longer distance, faster shipping, professionally packed). The main shipping companies such as UPS and FedEx will ship your bike, of course, for a fee.
How much does Tribike transport cost?
*Fees vary depending on the location of the event. Find your event. All this stress and expense, when you’d prefer to rest and focus on getting ready for your big day! Total Cost may be upwards of $600!
How do I ship a bike?
If you’d rather not use a bike shipping service, you can take your bike directly to carriers like FedEx or UPS, who each offer different prices for transporting bikes. Of the two, FedEx is usually the most budget-friendly choice—and it offers sweet doorstep pickup and delivery options.