The world of triathlon can be intimidating but don't let it be. All those competitors started at the beginning just like you and I. The fact you have decided to give triathlon a go is kudos enough without having to deal with the 'gear complex'. It takes years to amass the gear you want and in some cases a very deep wallet.
But enough about that, lets have a look at the triathlon gear you must have and some optional extras. These extras are dependant on what distance you are looking to do and how long you plan to remain in the sport.