Best clothes for a tri

Discussion in 'Triathlon' started by Curt, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. Curt

    Curt Guest

    Hi, I plan on doing my first Tri this spring/summer and wanted to know what the best clothes to buy
    are? I know I may need a wet suit. That could be a subject all its own. They are so expensive. What
    if I don't need a wet suit or they are not used do to it being a warm place? What type of swim suit?
    Are people wearing Speedo or are they wearing a spandex bike short? Sorry for my ignorance. I can't
    seem to find a good link for these questions. I even went to the library and the information was
    pretty limited. Could someone send a link or give me an idea on what to buy as for as clothes needed
    for each stage and best for transition? I am comfortable wearing anything due to me not caring about
    walking around nude. It means nothing to me.

    Oh yeah, I plan on doing a Sprint and an Olympic to start and get the feel of all this. If I like
    it, I tend to get pretty into things, so I can see me going all the way to an Iron, but first
    thing is first.

    Thanks for any advise. Curt
     
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  2. "curt" <[email protected]> wrote in
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    > Hi, I plan on doing my first Tri this spring/summer and wanted to know what the best clothes to
    > buy are? I know I may need a wet suit. That could be a subject all its own. They are so expensive.
    > What if I don't need a wet suit or they are not used do to it being a warm place? What type of
    > swim suit? Are people wearing Speedo or are they wearing a spandex bike short? Sorry for my
    > ignorance. I can't seem to find a good link for these questions. I even went to the library and
    > the information was pretty limited. Could someone send a link or give me an idea on what to buy as
    > for as clothes needed for each stage and best for transition? I am comfortable wearing anything
    > due to me not caring about walking around nude. It means nothing to me.
    >
    > Oh yeah, I plan on doing a Sprint and an Olympic to start and get the feel of all this. If I like
    > it, I tend to get pretty into things, so I can see me going all the way to an Iron, but first
    > thing is first.
    >
    > Thanks for any advise. Curt
    >
    >

    I went to Trinewbies.com and was surprised not to find an article on the topic. Speedo and Desoto
    sport both make tri-sepcific apparel. To answer your speedo vs. bike short question, the real answer
    is most aren't wearing either. They are wearing a tri brief that looks like a speedo, but has a thin
    bike pad sewn in, or they are wearing tri shorts that look like bike shorts, but have a thinner pad
    made of a quick drying material. Some folks also choose to use an unpadded short or breif and put
    extra padding on the bike seat.

    For links to various tri gear sellers, see:

    http://trinewbies.com/2Links.htm

    BTW, since you seem to enjoy the opportunity to tell the world you don't mind being nude, keep in
    mind that changing clothes in the transition area or out in the open will get you DQed in most
    races, particularly in the US.

    Tom
     
  3. Curt

    Curt Guest

    "Tom Henderson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > "curt" <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:
    >
    > > Hi, I plan on doing my first Tri this spring/summer and wanted to know what the best clothes to
    > > buy are? I know I may need a wet suit. That could be a subject all its own. They are so
    > > expensive. What if I don't need a wet suit or they are not used do to it being a warm place?
    > > What type of swim suit? Are people wearing Speedo or are they wearing a spandex bike short?
    > > Sorry for my ignorance. I can't seem to find a good link for these questions. I even went to the
    > > library and the information was pretty limited. Could someone send a link or give me an idea on
    > > what to buy as for as clothes needed for each stage and best for transition? I am comfortable
    > > wearing anything due to me not caring about walking around nude. It means nothing to me.
    > >
    > > Oh yeah, I plan on doing a Sprint and an Olympic to start and get the feel of all this. If I
    > > like it, I tend to get pretty into things, so I can see me going all the way to an Iron, but
    > > first thing is first.
    > >
    > > Thanks for any advise. Curt
    > >
    > >
    >
    > I went to Trinewbies.com and was surprised not to find an article on the topic. Speedo and Desoto
    > sport both make tri-sepcific apparel. To answer your speedo vs. bike short question, the real
    > answer is most aren't wearing either. They are wearing a tri brief that looks like a speedo, but
    > has a thin bike pad sewn in, or they are wearing tri shorts that look like bike shorts, but have a
    > thinner pad made of a quick drying material. Some folks also choose to use an unpadded short or
    > breif and put extra padding on the bike seat.
    >
    > For links to various tri gear sellers, see:
    >
    > http://trinewbies.com/2Links.htm
    >
    > BTW, since you seem to enjoy the opportunity to tell the world you don't mind being nude, keep in
    > mind that changing clothes in the transition area or out in the open will get you DQed in most
    > races, particularly in the US.
    >
    >
    > Tom

    Thanks Tom for the link and information. Looks like either the tri short or brief would be good. Got
    to keep the prices down, but quality up somehow. Just have to look for sales and such. That link
    will sure be a help! I don't know of may stores at all.

    Enjoy telling the world I don't mind being nude. I guess I do enjoy that and throw in my opinion on
    how silly the US is about such things (I'm from the US so relax). I couldn't help myself I guess. I
    try to hold back, but it just comes out of my typing fingers.

    Enjoy and thanks again for taking the time to help a newbie. Curt
     
  4. No problem. Desoto. Great selection. Excellent quality. Good prices.
    Customer service that can not be duplicated. Period.
    http://www.desotosport.com/
    "curt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Tom Henderson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > "curt" <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:
    > >
    > > > Hi, I plan on doing my first Tri this spring/summer and wanted to know what the best clothes
    > > > to buy are? I know I may need a wet suit. That could be a subject all its own. They are so
    > > > expensive. What if I don't need a wet suit or they are not used do to it being a warm place?
    > > > What type of swim suit? Are people wearing Speedo or are they wearing a spandex bike short?
    > > > Sorry for my ignorance. I can't seem to find a good link for these questions. I even went to
    > > > the library and the information was pretty limited. Could someone send a link or give me an
    > > > idea on what to buy as for as clothes needed for each stage and best for transition? I am
    > > > comfortable wearing anything due to me not caring about walking around nude. It means nothing
    > > > to me.
    > > >
    > > > Oh yeah, I plan on doing a Sprint and an Olympic to start and get the feel of all this. If I
    > > > like it, I tend to get pretty into things, so I can see me going all the way to an Iron, but
    > > > first thing is first.
    > > >
    > > > Thanks for any advise. Curt
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    > > I went to Trinewbies.com and was surprised not to find an article on the topic. Speedo and
    > > Desoto sport both make tri-sepcific apparel. To answer your speedo vs. bike short question, the
    > > real answer is most aren't wearing either. They are wearing a tri brief that looks like a
    > > speedo, but has a thin bike pad sewn in, or they are wearing tri shorts that
    look
    > > like bike shorts, but have a thinner pad made of a quick drying
    material.
    > > Some folks also choose to use an unpadded short or breif and put extra padding on the bike seat.
    > >
    > > For links to various tri gear sellers, see:
    > >
    > > http://trinewbies.com/2Links.htm
    > >
    > > BTW, since you seem to enjoy the opportunity to tell the world you don't mind being nude, keep
    > > in mind that changing clothes in the transition area or out in the open will get you DQed in
    > > most races, particularly in the US.
    > >
    > >
    > > Tom
    >
    > Thanks Tom for the link and information. Looks like either the tri short
    or
    > brief would be good. Got to keep the prices down, but quality up somehow. Just have to look for
    > sales and such. That link will sure be a help! I don't know of may stores at all.
    >
    > Enjoy telling the world I don't mind being nude. I guess I do enjoy that and throw in my opinion
    > on how silly the US is about such things (I'm from the US so relax). I couldn't help myself I
    > guess. I try to hold back,
    but
    > it just comes out of my typing fingers.
    >
    > Enjoy and thanks again for taking the time to help a newbie. Curt
     
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