- 1 Can I hire a triathlon bike?
- 2 Do triathletes need a road bike?
- 3 Do I need an expensive bike for triathlon?
- 4 What is the difference between time trial bike and triathlon bike?
- 5 How do you do a triathlon on a budget?
- 6 Why do triathletes use TT bikes?
- 7 Is a TT bike worth it?
- 8 Can I use a TT bike as a road bike?
- 9 Does a tri bike really make a difference?
- 10 How do they measure bike size?
Can I hire a triathlon bike?
London Triathlon Bookings are now closed as we get the bikes ready for the event. If you still need to hire a bike please contact us on [email protected] or call us on 0800 689 3527.
Do triathletes need a road bike?
If triathlon is new to you and you’re trying on the sport for size, my advice is to go with a road bike first. And if you’d ever like to bike with a group of cyclists, they’ll probably shun you if all you have is a tri bike. A road bike will get you to the finish line of the triathlon just fine.
Do I need an expensive bike for triathlon?
Triathlon and road bikes are expensive, but you do not need to buy a new one to train or race with. Remember, the bike only matters to a certain extent, after that it’s what the person riding it is capable of.
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.
How do you do a triathlon on a budget?
How to do triathlons on a budget
- Choose the right race for your budget.
- Back off on the bike.
- Customise and cut back.
- Hire your wetsuit.
- Sign up to an online triathlon community.
- Join a triathlon club.
- Be creative in training.
- Spend on the right things.
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.
Is a TT bike worth it?
When comparing the average and normalised power of both athletes we can definitively say we have an answer to our question – forgoing a severe lack of bike skills or huge gusting winds, yes it is worth riding a TT bike in a non-draft race and although we at JT Multisport specialise in finding every free watt possible
Can I use a TT bike as a road bike?
Tri/time trial bikes aren’t allowed In road races and are shunned by anyone with a clue in charity rides/ organized road ride. You don’t have nearly enough control of your shifting or your breaking in any position, and you’ve got glorified skewers pointed into the ass if anybody in front of you.
Does a tri bike really make a difference?
The most notable difference is the design, or geometry of the frame of each bike. Triathlon bikes have a steeper angle of the seat. The steeper angle allows the user to travel at a faster rate because you can bend your body down lower which reduces wind resistance.
How do they measure bike size?
Most manufacturers now measure the frame from the centre of the crank axle, to the top of the seat tube. Most road bikes are measured in centimetres (cm), whereas mountain bikes are generally measured using inches (in). Kids’ bikes are measured by wheel size rather than frame size.