- 1 Is it worth buying a triathlon bike?
- 2 Why are triathlon bikes so cheap?
- 3 Is it hard to ride a triathlon bike?
- 4 Why do triathletes use TT bikes?
- 5 Why do triathletes use time trial bikes?
- 6 Do you need your own bike for a triathlon?
- 7 What’s the difference between a triathlon bike and a road bike?
- 8 Can you use a time trial bike in a triathlon?
Is it worth buying a triathlon bike?
Budget. Just like most other bikes, spending more money on a triathlon bike will typically (but not always) result in a reduction of weight, improved shift quality, increased durability and greater comfort. For triathlon bikes specifically, you can also expect greater integration and aerodynamics too.
Why are triathlon bikes so cheap?
However, why triathlon bikes seem more expensive is because there is no viable low-end market for triathlon bikes. Actually, Tri-Bikes are not more (or not that much more) expensive than comparable road bikes.
Is it hard to ride a triathlon bike?
Triathlon bikes are squirrelly aerodynamic beasts. They are great for speed, but frame geometry, riding down on aerobars and weight distribution (especially with bento boxes and bar-mounted hydration systems) can make tri bikes especially difficult to handle as compared to road bikes.
Why do triathletes use TT bikes?
Triathlon’s are stand-out challenge’s that require proper training and sharp focus. Triathlon’s also require the proper bike to ride. From the geometry of the frame and its efficient aerodynamics, to the angles of the seat tube and aerodynamics, riding a triathlon bike will enhance your triathlon results.
Why do triathletes use time trial bikes?
By design, triathlon bikes are made to go the distance. Triathletes often ride through hilly terrain, cover distances up to 112 miles during races and must transition to running quickly and efficiently. In contrast, time trial riders get off the bike completely spent. Their bikes are designed for only one thing—speed.
Do you need your own bike for a triathlon?
Yes, you will need a bike. No, it does not need to be expensive. We see people do triathlons on their old mountain bikes, hybrids, or other slower bikes — and especially with a couple simple modifications these bikes can do very well. If you can, try to use a road bike, even if you simply borrow one from a friend.
What’s the difference between a triathlon bike and a road bike?
The most notable difference is the design, or geometry of the frame of each bike. Triathlon bikes have a steeper angle of the seat. Seats on a road bike are positioned at, on average, 78 degrees while the angle on a triathlon bike is closer to 72 degrees.
Can you use a time trial bike in a triathlon?
TT bikes and triathlon bikes can both be used for triathlon racing. Especially for shorter races. And some just like the look of the TT bike — simple, streamlined. But if the bike portion of the race is long, especially something like a 70.3 or full Ironman distance, a tri bike will be much more comfortable.