How do you excel and feel great through the three legs of a triathlon? Triathletes are fearless, driven to succeed, like challenges and have the unfettered focus that provides sacrificing a leisurely life so as to perform well in three sports back-to-back. Training for the swim, bike and run takes diligence and learning how to train efficiently and live a life that allows you to put in the time. Doing a triathlon requires a toughness that many triathletes develop throughout their careers while some come into the sport with this toughness. Besides the personality traits needed to complete a triathlon, you also need to pick the right gear. When you start, dive into the water in tri-gear that is skin tight and doesn’t absorb water. Tour Cycling offers tri-suits for both men and women that feel like a second skin yet protect your body. The fabric doesn’t absorb water and feels as light as your skin. When you swim out of the water and run onto the land you’ll transition from swim to bike. If you are in a skin suit, the only time you’ll lose in the transition is slipping into your cycling shoes. Tour Cycling offers tri-specific SIDI shoes with pull up tabs that are easy for a quick slip on and off. The Velcro closures can be securely closed as you pedal and the light stiff sole doesn’t absorb water. Tour Cycling offers Castelli tri-socks that don’t absorb water, are super-lightweight and are easy to get into after you come out of the water. The socks will keep blisters away from your feet as you pedal your bike. Your legs might be tired, but your feet will feel great as you begin the run. If you like to swim in swimming specific bottoms, you can slip into your time-trial specific shorts that protect you in the time-trail positon without getting in the way of the run. Castelli offers shorts that have hooks to snap onto your tri-top. We also have sleeveless tops, half-tops and tops with sleeves that have shown to be more aerodynamic than sleeveless tops. Next to your position on the bike, the tri-helmet will save you the most time on the bike. Tour Cycling offers Lazer and Kask Helmets. The Lazer Helmet has the traditional tear drop construction of a helmet that is used specifically in time trials. The Bambino helmets have lenses attached to them so you have complete protection of your eyes. They also have a rounded rear so the helmet has multi-purpose uses. They are not just for time trials but for group training rides and even road races for the triathlete that likes to dabble in two sports.