Beginner's Triathlon Gear List: No Need to Break the Bank

Looking for a slight edge on race day, many triathletes search out the newest, fastest, most aerodynamic gear without regard to their bank account.

You know who I'm talking about. They're the guys with shaved legs and shiny bikes that cost more than your car.

If you're thinking about doing a triathlon, this whole "cult of the aerodynamic" can be intimidating at first. However, you don't need to spend a bunch of money on triathlon-specific gear to do a triathlon. It's more than likely that you already have most of the equipment you'll need.

Here, you'll find a basic gear list that has everything you need just to get across the finish line.

And, after finishing your first sprint, check out the gear list for intermediate triathletes.

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