What is a triathlon belt and do you need one?
- A triathlon belt is a race bib number holder that is worn during races in order to hold your race number. The point of wearing a triathlon belt is so that you do not have to pin your race number onto your trisuit thereby poking holes into the material and potentially ruining a piece of kit you paid a lot of money for.
What is a triathlon race belt for?
The VELOCHAMPION Triathlon / Running Race Number Belt is a race bib number holder that is worn during events in order to hold your race number. The main benefit of wearing a triathlon belt is that you need your number to be visible from the back on the bike but from the front on the run.
Do you need a triathlon belt?
You can race without a belt, but it is nice to have one.
What should you wear for a triathlon?
In a triathlon you want to wear what is called a triathlon suit or a triathlon kit (a top/bottom combo) designed to be worn in the swim, the bike, and finally the run. In other words, you do not take it off! With the exception of the wetsuit (if needed), you need not put on any other piece of clothing.
What is a race number belt?
Race number belts – the name says it all, a race number belt is just an adjustable belt that displays your race number during the run. This piece of gear is pretty nice to have during a triathlon because you don’t need to worry about changing clothes or riding with your number on.
Where do you put a race bib?
Position the bib and pin the one top corner. The best position is across your abdomen, not your chest. And you don’t want it place it too low because it will move a lot if it’s too close to your legs. Once you have it in the spot where you’d like it, make sure that it’s straight across.
Do I need a race belt?
You don’t need a race number belt, but it is quicker. If you plan on putting on a shirt after the swim anyway, don’t worry about the belt, but yes you use the same bib throughout the bike and run.
How do you add race numbers without pins?
Race Bib Tape is a specially formulated double-sided tape that eliminates the need for safety pins. It safely secures the race bib directly to your clothing. When you are finished, simply pull on your bib and it will come clean off of your shirt without residue.
What do triathletes write on skin?
why sportsafe Unlike art or industrial markers which can contain toxic ingredients, Sportsafe markers are made using FDA compliant cosmetic ingredients and are waterproof. Applications include swim meets, triathlons, mud runs & obstacle races, roller derby, and much more.