Transitioning successfully during a triathlon is about preparation, not speed. Athletes need to have appropriate gear well positioned and easy to access.
Reducing the amount of gear can help make a transition area easier to navigate. Wearing a tri suit, for example, eliminates the need to have a swimsuit, bike and running shorts.
The Velocity Tri Suit from Sugoi is a fitted suit meant to be worn in all three legs of competition. It has a front zip and two back pockets where power gels can be stored.
The suit is available in either black or red and has reflective accents for visibility. The fabric is made from 80 percent nylon and 20 percent Lycra. It is meant to shift perspiration and heat away from the skin and does not provide insulation or cold water protection.
Available in men and women’s sizes. The men’s version features an 18-inch front zip, while the women’s has a 15-inch front zip. Both zippers are covered by a flat seam. The women’s sizes can only accommodate A or B bra cups. $225 at Sugoi.com —MCT