What kind of bike do you need for a triathlon?
- Triathlon bikes. Trek triathlon bikes aren’t just highly refined, absurdly aerodynamic machines that cheat the wind, transfer all your power to the road, and carry what you need to stay on course. These tri bikes are also your ticket to the final leg of the race.
- 1 What kind of bike should I get for a triathlon?
- 2 Is a triathlon bike worth it?
- 3 Why are triathlon bikes different from road bikes?
- 4 Why are tri bikes so expensive?
- 5 Can you ride a triathlon bike on the road?
- 6 Do triathletes Pee on the bike?
- 7 How expensive is a triathlon bike?
- 8 How much faster will a tri bike make me?
- 9 Can I do an Ironman with a road bike?
- 10 Are triathlon bikes good for long distance?
- 11 Why are triathlon bikes heavier?
- 12 What does tt mean in cycling?
- 13 Can you train on a triathlon bike?
What kind of bike should I get for a triathlon?
Best triathlon bikes to buy in 2021
- Canyon Speedmax CF 8.0. A super light speedster coupled with a great groupset.
- Ribble Ultra Tri Shimano 105. Pro-grade frame in its full carbon glory.
- Cervelo 105 Disc. Affordable tt bike from an Ironman favourite brand.
- Felt IA | Advanced, Rim Brake | 105 | 2020.
- BMC Timemachine 02 Two 2020.
Is a triathlon bike worth it?
Triathlon bikes are almost worthless outside of triathlon and time trialing. They’re not as safe, as comfortable, or as easy to handle as a road bike. In fact, you can still be pretty competitive on a road bike with some solid training and coaching.
Why are triathlon bikes different from road bikes?
It’s the frame geometry that makes a triathlon bike different to a road bike as the aim is to get your upper body lower and further forwards. Manufacturers give tri bikes a steeper seat angle (angle between seat tube and an imaginary straight line where the top tube meets the seat tube) than a road bike.
Why are tri bikes so expensive?
However, why triathlon bikes seem more expensive is because there is no viable low-end market for triathlon bikes. The thing is, there is no such thing as a casual triathlete rider. If they are casual, they use a road bike. Road bikes are more versatile and comfortable.
Can you ride a triathlon bike on the road?
Registered. Tri/time trial bikes aren’t allowed In road races and are shunned by anyone with a clue in charity rides/ organized road ride.
Do triathletes Pee on the bike?
On to the matter at hand – yes, some triathletes do, in fact, pee on their bikes. If it’s not obvious, triathletes pee while riding their bike so they don’t have to stop – saving precious time for competitive races.
How expensive is a triathlon bike?
The average cost of a triathlon bike is $7,010. It ranges from $2,499 for the first entry-level bike up to $16,999 for the top of the range. The cost of triathlon bikes varies greatly depending on the groupset, the wheels, and the integration systems (hydration and storage) provided.
How much faster will a tri bike make me?
In general you will see a 1.5 mph – 2 mph boost in speed between a TT and a road bike assuming the rider is using regular shorts, jersey and helmet along with no aero wheels. Most of that is due to the differing rider position (i.e. more aero).
Can I do an Ironman with a road bike?
Road bikes are comfortable to ride as long as you get the right fit. They handle better and give a rider more confidence. They also give the rider multiple positions on the handlebars, which is important when riding 112 miles in an Ironman. I also put tri bars on my road bike.
Are triathlon bikes good for long distance?
Yes. However, triathlon bikes are not tour bikes. Triathlon bikes can be ridden for long distances, but they are designed for relatively straight and flat ridding. You wouldn’t want a triathlon bike on any multi-day gran-fondos or do any serious mountain climbing or descending with a tri-bike.
Why are triathlon bikes heavier?
A triathlon bike is heavier than a road bike by 2- 4 lbs or 1 to 2 kg. The reason is that the aim is to make a triathlon bike more aerodynamic rather than lightweight as it is in road bikes. The triathlon bikes come with bigger aerofoils and bigger frames than the road bike.
What does tt mean in cycling?
time trial, French Course Contre La Montre, (“race against the watch”), in bicycle racing, a form of competition in which individual cyclists or teams are sent out at intervals to cover a specified distance on a road course. The contestant with the fastest time for the distance wins.
Can you train on a triathlon bike?
So clearly it is in any triathletes best interest to train on a tri bike if that is what you are going to race on. So get in some base miles and climbing time on the road bike, but get in long rides, some intervals and runs off the tri bike and your race should have good results!