Triathlon Bikes Archives: What You Need To Know

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Extreme aerodynamics and better handling are what set these bikes apart from standard road bikes. For individuals who don't think single activity is enough, triathlon is the solution. Triathlons, which consist of a swim, cycle, and run competed over a range of spatial scales, are a significant test of patience, strength, and mental fortitude. Regardless of the distance, the bike portion of a triathlon takes up around 60% of the race. As a result, triathlon-specific bikes with various cockpit set-ups, geometry, sophisticated aerodynamics, and novel storage solutions are in great demand. Time trial bikes are governed by UCI rules, which include a long list of restrictions and requirements that manufacturers must achieve before a bike can be approved for racing. Manufacturers have no restrictions in the creative work since triathlon competitions are not governed by any rules. As a result, we frequently come across triathlon bikes with no seat tubes, saddles and TT bar extenders positioned far forward, tube profiles exceeding the three to one ratio, fairings positioned in various locations on the frame to enhance aerodynamics, and numerous frame modifications such as hydration, nutrition, and accessory storage. A conventional road bike, which is widely used with clip-on extensions to simulate the forward aero posture of time trial and these bikes, offer an alternative to both of those options. Although adding extensions is a less expensive option than purchasing a new triathlon bike assuming you do own a road bike, you will miss out on triathlon-specific design, aerodynamics, connectivity, and storage.

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