- 1 Can you use mountain bike for triathlon?
- 2 What kind of bike do I need for a triathlon?
- 3 Can you use a road bike for a triathlon?
- 4 Can I do a triathlon on a hybrid bike?
- 5 Do triathletes Pee on the bike?
- 6 Can I ride a gravel bike in a triathlon?
- 7 How much should I spend on a triathlon bike?
- 8 Why are triathlon bikes so expensive?
- 9 What’s the difference between road and triathlon bike?
- 10 Is a triathlon bike faster than a road bike?
- 11 Can you use any bike for a triathlon?
- 12 Does a tri bike really make a difference?
- 13 What is a good average speed on a hybrid bike?
- 14 What is the best hybrid bike brand?
- 15 Are hybrid bikes good for long distance?
Can you use mountain bike for triathlon?
One of the more common questions we get from beginner triathletes is if they can use their mountain bike, commuter bike, or hybrid bike in the triathlon. The answer is yes, absolutely – especially if you are doing a sprint or perhaps even an Olympic distance. There is no judgment based on having the “right” cycle.
What kind of bike do I need 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.
Can you use a road bike for a triathlon?
A road bike will get you to the finish line of the triathlon just fine. It may not be as fast, but it’s not necessarily slow either. In fact, you can still be pretty competitive on a road bike with some solid training and coaching.
Can I do a triathlon on a hybrid bike?
The advantage of a hybrid bike is that you can use it for so many things, so if you only plan on doing one triathlon, then this may be a good option for you (although if your one and only triathlon is longer than an olympic distance, I would consider moving up in the bike World, and try a road bike instead).
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.
Can I ride a gravel bike in a triathlon?
The 700c gravel wheelset is the same dimension as to what you usually ride on your tri bike. Triathletes can use gravel riding as a great opportunity to grab some friends and go exploring without worrying about your pace or power- just enjoy the ride!
How much should I spend on a triathlon bike?
Still, it is pretty easy to spend $1,500 to $2,000 on a quality starter triathlon bike and end up with a very good ride. Here are a few things to look for in your entry-level tri bike, along with a few recommendations.
Why are triathlon 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.
What’s the difference between road and triathlon bike?
One main difference is simply the way the seat is positioned. On a triathlon bike, the seat tube is steeper than a road bike. Road bikes typically have around a 72 degree seat tube angle, where a triathlon bike will have an angle closer to 78+ degrees.
Is a triathlon bike faster than a road bike?
Triathlon bikes are designed to make riders faster. The seat tube is closer to vertical than a road bike’s. This steeper geometry places the rider’s hips over the crankset which engages their quadriceps more for increased power.” Tri bikes are more aerodynamic and are “faster” than road bikes.
Can you use any bike for a triathlon?
For your first triathlon, any bicycle that you have access to will work fine. If a bicycle fits correctly, you’re more likely to enjoy cycling and find it easy to spend time riding. A good fit also reduces the likelihood of cycling-related injuries.
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.
What is a good average speed on a hybrid bike?
You can expect to ride hybrid bikes at an average commuting speed of 11-17 mph or (18-27 km/h). There are other bike types too which are good commuters, such as cyclocross, gravel bikes just to name two. In terms of average speed they are usually between hybrids and road bikes.
What is the best hybrid bike brand?
Best hybrid bikes
- Cannondale Quick 4.
- Giant ToughRoad SLR 2.
- Cannondale Bad Boy Alfine 8.
- Cannondale Treadwell.
- Specialized Sirrus 2.0.
- Octane Kode Commuter.
- Bombtrack Arise Geared.
- BMC Alpenchallenge 01 One. Rides like a road bike, looks like a hybrid from the future.
Are hybrid bikes good for long distance?
Yes. Most models of hybrid bikes feature a moderately heavy frame which doesn’t make them difficult to ride uphill and also makes them a great option when it comes to riding in windy conditions.