Triathlon suits - essential gear for serious competition
It's unlikely that you'll wear a triathlon suit when training. In competition, however, it's the athlete's main piece of clothing from the first swim stroke to the finish sprint. Therefore, a triathlon suit must be able to glide well through
the water when swimming in lieu of a wetsuit. It should offer breathability, aerodynamics and wind protection for on the bike and last but not least, with the right padding, optimise comfort in the saddle. However, the same suit must not chafe on the running course and must be light and well ventilated to prevent overheating. Depending on the distance, different versions are available. For a long-distance run, seat pads and small pockets for energy gel and bars are very useful; for sprint triathlons these features are less important.
At Bikester.co.uk, we are specialists in all things relating to cycling, including the latest garments designed to help you to function at your best in a triathlon race. Our models i.e. by Zone3 are engineered to perform at the highest level. If you are training for or competing in a triathlon, make sure that you check out our superb portfolio of triathlon suits and triathlon wetsuits for men and women and get ready to increase your performance in all areas.
Choosing the right triathlon suit or triathlon wetsuit for your needs
When undertaking something as challenging as a triathlon, it is important that the body is kept at the right temperature and that it has as little wind resistance as possible – especially if you are aiming to shave precious seconds off your time. If you are new to triathlons, you may be wondering what kind of suit you should wear, whether choosing a triathlon suit would be better, or if you should invest in a triathlon wetsuit?
A triathlon suit (also known as a trisuit) is a specially designed versatile sports garment that you can wear throughout the entire triathlon race. They come in a range of different styles, some featuring sleeves or otherwise sleeveless, and as either a one- or two-piece suit. Whether you prefer an all-in-one or two-piece is up to you and is usually down to personal preference. In both cases, the suits are engineered to be worn throughout the triathlon race and are therefore suitable to be worn across all disciplines - cycling, running and swimming. They are made from a high-quality, high-stretch material that is both lightweight and breathable, as well as extremely comfortable to wear. Often triathlon suits come with an in-built pad in the shorts that provides the necessary protection during the cycle phase but is also lightweight enough to not impede your swimming or running.
A triathlon wetsuit is made from a close fitting neoprene material, which is devised to be very hardwearing, while its buoyancy helps the wearer to float more easily. As well as providing warmth in open water and very cold conditions, they are made from stretch material that allows flexibility around the arms and shoulders, which along with the buoyancy, can help you to swim faster and with less effort. You can find triathlon wetsuits in a choice of different styles, including full suits (long sleeves and full-length legs) and below the knee legs and no sleeves (known as shorties), which are available among many other styles.
Triathlon suits and triathlon wetsuits that offer unparalleled performance
At Bikester.co.uk, we understand that no two athletes are the same and you require different equipment and clothing that adheres to your specific needs in order to perform at your very best during a triathlon. No matter whether you are competing at amateur or professional level, Bikester.co.uk stocks a comprehensive selection of triathlon suits and triathlon wetsuits that will meet the highest demands. Browse our wide range of triathlon suits, wetsuits, skinsuits and accessories by model, size or brand today, and get ready to up your game!