Triathlon Transition Gear Essentials For Beginners

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Feb 24, 2014
  • Updated Mar 29, 2016 at 10:05 AM UTC
Photo: Sarah Schauf/TriRock Series

Follow this order of operations to smoothly jump between disciplines.

Swim-bike transition step-by-step

1. After stripping off your wetsuit, throw it over the transition rack so other racers don’t trample it.
2. Pull the socks over your feet.
3. Jump into your cycling shoes and ratchet them tightly.
4. Put your helmet on and buckle the chin strap.
5. Throw your sunglasses on.
6. Grab any additional nutrition you may want during the ride.

Watch the pros transition.

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at

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