- 1 How do you measure for a triathlon bike?
- 2 How high should my triathlon bike seat be?
- 3 What is the TT position?
- 4 What is the difference between time trial bike and triathlon bike?
- 5 Where should you sit on a TT saddle?
- 6 How do you pick a triathlon saddle?
- 7 How do you get a good TT position?
- 8 How do you get used to the TT position?
- 9 Are TT bikes smaller?
How do you measure for a triathlon bike?
Sit on your bike with your weight central on the saddle and arms on the bars in your race position. Position one leg at the bottom of the pedal stroke and straighten your knee. If your saddle is the right height, the sole of your shoe should tilt downwards with the heel 1-3cm lower than the toe.
How high should my triathlon bike seat be?
Proper saddle height should put your knee angle between 140-150° when at the bottom of your down stroke. If the saddle is too low and the angle too acute, you’ll be spinning and bouncing without producing any power.
What is the TT position?
As I mentioned, the purpose of the TT/Tri position is to allow the rider to assume an aerodynamic posture aboard the bike, whereby their pelvis and shoulders rotate forward in harmony. This forward rotation is the part that will cause discomfort.
What is the difference between time trial bike and triathlon bike?
By design, triathlon bikes are made to go the distance. In contrast, time trial riders get off the bike completely spent. Their bikes are designed for only one thing—speed. As such, triathlon bikes favor a more relaxed position and a lighter frame than time trial bikes.
Where should you sit on a TT saddle?
Saddle Height Sit on the saddle with one leg hanging free and your pelvis level —not one hip tilted higher or lower. Your hanging leg’s heel should just scrape or touch the pedal when the pedal is at the very bottom (6 o’clock).
How do you pick a triathlon saddle?
Triathletes, especially long-distance ones, will spend extended periods of time on the aerobars. So a tri-friendly saddle should have a narrow, flat profile due to the rider being in this aggressive forward position, with their weight placed towards the nose.
How do you get a good TT position?
For an aggressive position suitable for a top-level triathlete or a road race time trial event, the top of the elbow pad should be at least a full fist width below the mid-point of the saddle (most fists are about 8cm). Often these athletes can be optimised with between a 10-20cm saddle to elbow pad drop.
How do you get used to the TT position?
Seven Tips To Get Comfortable In The Aero Position
- Get A Good Bike Fit. Whether you’re buying a new tri bike or putting aerobars on your road bike, you need a professional’s expertise.
- Assess Your Weight.
- Ease Yourself In On A Trainer.
- Start With The “Run/Walk” Method.
- Use The Terrain As A Guide.
- Try This Workout.
Are TT bikes smaller?
All road, TT and triathlon bikes are sized in centimeters, but often you see companies such as Giant labeling them as small, medium, and large. Two other important triathlon bike fit measurements are the top tube and head tube of the bike.