Swim - Bike - Run - Race Day - FAQ - About - Contact - Home
Triathlon Bike Event Questions

Triathlon BikeBelow is an archive of all Bike questions we've recieved along with all of the Bike articles we've posted. We're sure they will answer a majority of your questions, if not all! Visit our Triathlon Bike Page for complete information on how to approach your triathlon Bike training and events.

Triathlon Key

Bike ResourcesTriathlon QuestionWalking Your Bike in a Triathlon - If you had to walk your bike up a crazy hill, would you be disqualified?

Triathlon QuestionWasting Time During Transition 1 (T1)
- am I likely to waste by putting bib shorts and a bike top...

Triathlon QuestionWhere do you put your Bike
during the Swim and Run?

Triathlon QuestionTriathlon Transistions - Do you wear your transition bag during the entire race or do you stash it somewhere between the swim and bike transition?

Triathlon QuestionTriathlon Transition 1, from Pool to Bike - I have no clue what to expect. Help/Advice would be VERY appreciated.

Triathlon QuestionHybrid Bikes for Triathlons - I am trying to find a bike and don't want to invest a lot.

Triathlon QuestionSwim to Bike, T1 - For females - when you're done w/ the swim, do you change to biking clothes?

Triathlon ResourceCars.com Interviews TriathaNewbie.com in Choosing the Right Car for a Triathlete

Triathlon QuestionTriathlon Racing Category - How do I know which group I should (race) in?

Triathlon QuestionBest Bike for Your First Triathlon - I want to start doing tris so i signed up for one but i don't have a bike yet. What do you recommend.

Triathlon QuestionSports Bras for the Well-Endowed Ladies - I fall into the Athena class of tri racers...and I am having an issue trying to figure out what to wear

Triathlon QuestionMen's Triathlon Apparel - I'm doing my first triathlon next month...but i'm a bit worried about the apparel.

Triathlon QuestionClip-in Pedals vs. Basket Pedals - I really hate being attached to the bike..

Triathlon Resource1000 Small Chain Ring Miles - Learn how to transition small bike workouts to big workouts with ease.

Triathlon QuestionOver the Cut-Off Triathlon Event Time - I will take longer than the 30 minutes that is allotted...

Triathlon QuestionBathroom Needs During a Triathlon Event - What happens if you have to go to the bathroom?

Triathlon QuestionTransition 1 for Men - I'm thinking of just pulling my bike shorts over my Speedo at T1. Will this be uncomfortable?

Triathlon Question Using Electronic Devices During Triathlon Events - While reading the USAT rules, saw that headphones, mp3s, etc are prohibited.

Triathlon QuestionTapering for Triathlons - I wanted to know about tapering early in the season. Every program I have done shows about a week+ taper before a race

Triathlon QuestionAdvice on a Beginner Triathlon Bike - I purchased an entry level road bike and I am not ready to spend a few thousand on a real tri bike...

Triathlon QuestionFinding a Good Used Triathlon Bike - Do you know of any web sites that deal with second hand tri-bikes?

Triathlon QuestionTriathlon Bikes for Big Guys - I am starting to train for a mini triathlon and I am a bigger person. 6'4' 250 pounds.

Triathlon QuestionTriathlon Bike or Road Bike - My friend gave me a Trek triathlon bike...He (coach) does not think I should use this bike...

Triathlon QuestionIronman Cut-off Times - On a full Ironman how much time is given for each step of the race? How long for the whole thing? Start time and End time

Triathlon QuestionZoot Calf Sleeves in Water - If I wear them and they absorb water during the swim would they be ineffective?

Triathlon ResourceHalfway through your first Triathlon Training - This is the first step in achieving what most of the population will never be able to do…SWIM, BIKE, RUN….back to back to back.

Triathlon QuestionTriathlon Age Limits for Kids - My twelve year old daughter...is interested in participating in a mini triathalon - is there an age limit for participation?

Triathlon QuestionSports Bras and Well-Endowed Triathletes - When do you change into it?

Triathlon ResourceEffects of Stress on the Body - Low-level stress reduces your ability to burn calories and can minimize the flow of blood to the digestive tract by up to four times...

Triathlon QuestionWhat to Wear in Cold Weather Triathlons - Recommendations from a reader.

Triathlon QuestionBeginner Triathlete - Training in Five Months - I have been truly "bitten" by this thing they call the Tri-bug. I turn 40 next month and being shamefully honest I am in the worst shape of my life!

Triathlon QuestionTriathlon Bike or Road Bike - My friend gave me a Trek triathlon bike...He (coach) does not think I should use this bike...

Triathlon QuestionBike Selection for a Beginner Triathlete - Are there any bikes that are not allowed in a triathlon?

Triathlon QuestionTriathlon Bike - What do I wear? We get lots of questions coming each week asking this very question, so we decided to put together a series of three articles outlining what you should wear during each leg of the triathlon.

Triathlon QuestionAverage Triathlon Times - I am a 70 year old female. Need to find the times for swim, bike run for my age group...

Triathlon QuestionClip-in Shoes or Running Shoes for the Bike - Do the cycling shoes really prove to help you have a faster time?

Triathlon QuestionDieting and Triathlon Training - My question is on the Zone Diet. Will I have enough energy for 530-6am trianing sessions?

Triathlon ResourceWhy Muscles Hurt After Working Out -- Nutshell Version

Triathlon NutritionNatural Cold Remedies
From Your Kitchen Cabinet

Triathlon ResourceIs there a “type” of person that tends to do triathlon? Or, is triathlon one of those enigmas that allows and invites ALL types of folks to enjoy the same benefits that swimming, biking and running offer?

Triathlon QuestionHeadphones during Triathlon Races and Training - I ran across “the top ten violated rules” during a triathlon event on the USAT website...the rule that changed the way I trained and raced most came was #8

Triathlon QuestionTraining for your First Sprint/Mini-Triathlon - I was wondering what kind of time frame is needed for training before your first triathlon.

Triathlon QuestionTriathlon Training Tip -
Off Season Training Focus

Triathlon QuestionBike and Swim Questions from a Newbie - I would like to start training for my first mini-triathlon. I'm a real beginner...

Triathlon ResourceThe Progression to Longer Distance Triathlons - A beginner triathlete guide to navigating triathlon distances

Triathlon ResourceRecovery & Sprint Triathlon - There have been several of you that have had questions on recovery following a sprint distance triathlon. Here are some basic guidlines to follow.

Triathlon QuestionFoot Wear for Tranisitions - What do I wear on my feet to transition from the swim to the Bike part of the triathlon?

Triathlon QuestionBest Triathlon Bike for a First-Timer - What kind of Treks or Raleigh bike should we be looking at? Please help

Triathlon InspirationTriathlon Song Video and Inspirational Triathlon
Words by the Songwriter

Triathlon ResourceRecovery is Key, A Detailed Strategy for the Beginner Triathlete - Nutrition, rest and hydration are major factors in any athlete’s program for success, but have you examined yours carefully?

Triathlon NutritionHow You Cook Effects How You Feel - With the cooling temperatures of Fall, the vegetables we harvest are ones of a more grounding and warming nature.

Triathlon ResourceBrick Training Basics for Beginner Triathletes - I am three weeks away from my first sprint triathlon. I have been training and am able to do the distance in each of the individual sports fairly comfortably.

Triathlon QuestionGet Rolling on Your Bicycle! If you are getting going on a training schedule that includes cycling at regular intervals, or have looked out the window and have seen the light, you will need to get that bicycle out from under any cobwebs or out from the dark corner it may have been parked in last year.

Triathlon QuestionKeeping Prices Low in a Triathlon - What can I expect to spend in order to be prepared for my first tri?

Triathlon QuestionRacing with Your Ipod - I listen to music always when I train and listened to it for the bike and run part of the indoor race.

Triathlon QuestionBike Recommendation for Your 1st Triathlon - What would you suggest for a first timer?

Triathlon ResourceThe Fourth Discipline – Mental Ability - so why was I only thinking negative thoughts and why did I have a sick feeling in my gut? Does this sound familiar? For most athletes this happens to us at least once before a big race.

Triathlon ResourceBreakthrough Bricks - The easiest way to get better at running after cycling is to practice. These challenging workouts are called bricks - you know, bike, run. Ick!

Triathlon NutritionEating for Sumer Health - Summer is nature's season of growth and maturity with an abundance of fruits and vegetables ripening in the sun. Nature's energy is effervescent, making it the season for us to engage in outdoor recreation and soak up solar power.

Triathlon ResourceRace Day Preparation - A must-read for those of you preparing to compete this summer!

Triathlon ResourceThe Sweat Test - How much should I drink during training or racing? There are literally thousands of articles on the web and in magazines regarding this subject, and most recommend somewhere between 16-24 oz of fluid per hour during heavy exercising. Is this enough? Is it too much?

Triathlon ResourceRace Day Preparation - On race day they are more fit than they were before their training started. In most cases they feel confident that there bodies can handle the challenge ahead but there is one piece of preparation that many novice triathletes neglect to address which can turn a good race into a great race.

Triathlon ResourceSeven Habits of Highly Effective Triathletes - OK, some of you might be "Accidental Triathletes", barely remembering how and why you got into this sport. For some of you, it may have become a way to stay fit, or you like the image or lifestyle or like the friends you've made along the way. Even so, the majority of you are still drawn by the competition and want to actually get better.

Triathlon QuestionTriathlon Plan for a Healthy 2010 - I want to get healthier for the new year and maybe do a triathlon this summer. Do you have any suggestions that can help me?

Triathlon QuestionBiking Shorts Question - I am thinking about doing a sprint triathalon, and was wondering whether people swim in their bike shorts, or put them on after swimming? I am unsure how to decide what to do.

Triathlon QuestionGale Bernhardt Training Programs - Help! My first triathalon is in October and I don't know where to begin when it comes to training. Do you have a beginniners training 3-month schedule?

Triathlon ResourceHow to Cross the Finish Line - So you’ve swam, you’ve biked and you’ve run. You are about 25 yards away from the finish line and are thinking, “There it is: The Finish Line!” Now what?

Triathlon ResourceReview on T-Roller - The T-Roller massager is a lightweight and easy to use straight bar personal massager. When we here at Triathanewie.com initially received this product to check out, we were not sure what to expect.

Triathlon QuestionBiking Questions from a First-timer - I've been training hard for my first mini tri and since I don't live that far from the event site, I attempted a brick on the actual bike/run route. This was not my first brick, but I found the bike route to be incredibly challenging -- even though I have been doing some hill work in training previously.

Please take a few minutes to look through these articles and feel free emial us if you have any questions.

  TriathaNewbie.com Recommended Resources:  
You can do it!
  Triathlon Swim Questions
  Triathlon Bike Questions
  Triathlon Run Questions
  Other Triathlon Questions/Resources

  Follow Triathanewbie.com on Facebook
Follow TriathaNewbie on Twitter
Triathlon SwimSwim - Get the low-down on gear and read tips for training and events.

Triathlon BikeBike - Learn how to structure bike workouts, find safety tips and read recommendations on great bike gear.

Triathlon RunRun - Get the ultimate skinny on running sneakers, running gear, safety tips and much more.

TriathaNewbie.com SiteMap
Great Triathlon Links
Triathlon QuestionSuped up Motobecane - I am new to the sport and don't have much cash to dump on a bike.

Triathlon QuestionThe Newbie Guide to Bikes - Triathlon season is now upon us. Some of you have already run your season opener, others are prepping for their opener in a month (yours truly) and yet others are taking bets and talking the trash in prep to toe the line at Wildflower.

Triathlon QuestionBike Shorts vs. Swim Shorts - Considering my first tri this summer. The swim will be in a pool. What to wear? They're will be no wetsuit. Bike shorts? w/no padding?

Triathlon QuestionUsing a Mountain Bike in a Triathlon - We both own mtn bikes. Will they be okay for a 7 mile ride?

Triathlon QuestionFrom a Far Less Endowed woman to a Well Endowed Woman - I am training for my first triathlon and am wondering how to transition from swim to bike to run. I am well endowed and have to run with 2-3 sports bras on in order for running not to hurt me.

Triathlon ResourceCore Strengthening Exercises for TriathaNewbies - We challenge ourselves with triathlons, training year round to keep our aerobic levels and technical skills to a point where we can compete to our body's potential, but sometimes we forget that not all of our bodies are made for the wear and tear that accompanies such a demanding schedule.

Triathlon QuestionBike Jerseys or Tech Shirts for the Run - Are the bike jerseys better ? Which do you recommend?

Triathlon Question"Throw Away" Shoes for Swim to Bike (T1) - It is a paved road. Should I run this distance in my cycling shoes, or go in socks/barefeet and put the shoes on at the mount point?

Triathlon QuestionQuestion on Mountain bike and walking during the run portion - I have two questions. 1.) is it ok if i ride a mountain bike (trek 4300) for the bike portion, and 2.) what if i walk fast during the 'run'. is that ok or will i get the boot. :] is there a time limit for most mini's?...

Triathlon QuestionClip-in Shoes or Running Shoes for the Bike - Do the cycling shoes really prove to help you have a faster time?

There are Newbies Starting Triathlons Every Day. Today Just Happens to be YOUR Day!

Triathlon Key: E equals Events, I equals Inspirational, N equals Nutrition, ? equals Question and R equals Resource

Triathlon ResourcePennsylvania Triathlon - Connellsville Parks and Recreation Triathlon - Great sprint triathlon for beginners!

Triathlon ResourceNew York Triathlon - Brooklyn Sports Club Mini Indoor Triathlon - This unique indoor event is perfect for first-timers
Triathlon QuestionIs My Bike Ready for a Triathlon? ...My concern is I will start ramping up my training and my bike won't last...

Triathlon QuestionBuying a Triathlon Bike - Learn how to buy the right bike without breaking the bank from experts in the field

Triathlon QuestionRunning: Good for the Body and the Brain - Could running make you smarter? The answer may surprise you.

Triathlon QuestionWalking Instead of Running in a Triathlon - The race promoters presented an award to a 69 year old female who had had 2 knee replacements...
  More Triathlon Swim Resources >>     More Triathlon Bike Resources >>     More Triathlon Run Resources >>  

Triathlon EventNew York Triathlon - Brooklyn Sports Club Mini Indoor Triathlon - This unique indoor event is perfect for first-timers

Triathlon EventGeorgia Triathlon - Tri for the Shelter Sprint Triathlon - USAT sanctioned, This triathlon takes place in the gorgeous Rocky Mountain Recreation...

    Triathlon InspirationMy First Triathlon, Nicholas D'Angelo - It was the end of my life as I knew it and the beginning of the beginning. I decided that I wanted to live. I wanted to be a better husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend...

Triathlon InspirationFirst Triathlon Story - Greg H. from Texas - just to raise your arms at the finish line and know that you accomplished a triathlon is such a great feeling.

Triathlon ResourceAge Groups - Can you tell me why the age groups are 25 to 34 ... while most races use 20 to 29, 30 to 39, and 40 to 49?

Triathlon ResourceWhat to Wear for a Triathlon - Is it insane to think I can bike/run in shorts and a sports bra that I swam in?

  More Triathlon Events >>     More Beginner Triathlon Stories >>     More Triathlon Resources >>  

Tritahlon Swim - Triathlon Bike - Triathlon Run - Triathlon Race Day -Triathlon FAQ
Contact - Home ---- Back to Top

Copyright © 2015 TriathaNewbie.com; Content and images are the property of TriathaNewbie.com and may NOT be copied or
reproduced for any reason without the written permission of TriathaNewbie.com. The information on this website is the opinion of TriathaNewbie.com
and the opinion of its contributing writers. We offer this website as testimony to our experiences. Please consult your
doctor before following any advice, training solutions, health/nutrition solutions or injury recovery solutions listed on this website.
Outside Links: The website owner is solely responsible for all content.

Web design and illustrations provided by Click-on-Nik.com.