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.
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.
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 many miles do triathletes swim?
Olympic Triathlon: Swim 0.93 miles (1.5km), Bike 24.8 miles (40km), Run 6.2 miles (10km)