Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Triathlon Swim / Bike / Run your thing? Drop in our new triathlon forum for the latest in training & gear. From beginner to expert, and sprint to ironman.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-02-04, 04:03 PM   #1
Big R
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Boston MetroWest
Posts: 279
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Shorts suggestions

I'm doing a sprint triathlon in June...don't foresee doing many more. Water will be cold...air will be warm. Will use a wet suit.

What should I wear under wet suit? Do people strip down and put on new shorts for the bike/run, or just peel off wet suit to reveal what's underneath? Any particular suggestions for shorts?

Big R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-04, 11:27 AM   #2
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
No stripping during a race.

For a sprint you could use your swimsuit. A lot of people do. If you think you will need some padding checkout
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-04, 10:00 PM   #3
back bacon
Junior Member
back bacon's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Canada
Bikes: 12 year old Trek for training. 2000 Trek for training. Peugeot mtb for pleasure. Cervelo soloist FSA Chainrings, Sram 970 cassette and chain, Koobi saddle, Campy wheels for racing.
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
[QUOTE=TriBob]No stripping during a race.

TriBob, do you mean no stripping during a race because it is slow or because its not in good form. I've seen it, and not just guys. I don't know about the stripping racer but it definitely slowed me down!!!!!! ( I knew I shouldn't have looked!!)
back bacon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-04, 06:53 AM   #4
Ratface's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Bikes: Batavus Pro road bike, Generic alu. mountainbike. Oh and an ELite Volare Mag trainer for the cold months.
Posts: 34
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The normal rule is that nudity in the changing area will result in disqualification, though it does happen occassionally.

I use an all-in-one tri-suit with a light padding in the butt for the cycling. It dries out quickly enough on the bike, though like everything else in triathlon it takes a little getting used to. I would recommend practising your swim-run transition at some point to get used to changing when wet (things like "should I take the time to put on socks?" get sorted out when you actually try it out).

If you're not worried about padding, then probably best to cycle in your swimming trunks and just pop on a top after the swim.
Ratface is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-04, 07:42 AM   #5
It's not easy being green
FatBomber's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Chicago
Bikes: Cannondale Jekyll 700, Jamis Eclipse
Posts: 437
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I recommend Pearl Izumi's tri-shorts. They look like bike shorts, will not "bunch up" under a wetsuit, but they have a lighter pad and they dry out quickly. They usually run $50 or so and I have replaced my regular bike shorts with them because they are so darn comfortable.
FatBomber is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:27 PM.

  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.