- 1 Why dont they use triathlon bikes in the Olympics?
- 2 What kind of bike do I need for a triathlon?
- 3 What are triathlon bikes?
- 4 How far is the bike in an Olympic triathlon?
- 5 Why do pro triathletes use road bikes?
- 6 Why do triathletes use time trial bikes?
- 7 Does a tri bike really make a difference?
- 8 How much should I spend on a triathlon bike?
- 9 Why are triathlon bikes so expensive?
- 10 Do you need a triathlon bike for Ironman?
- 11 Can I ride a triathlon bike on the road?
- 12 How much faster is a tri bike than a road bike?
- 13 How fast do Olympic triathletes run?
- 14 How fast do triathletes swim?
- 15 How many miles do you run in a triathlon?
Why dont they use triathlon bikes in the Olympics?
Subject: RE: Why No Triathlon Bikes in the Olympics? ITU regs places limits on the design of a bike. ITU style racing more akin to a CRIT than a TT. Even if a TT bike was legal, it wouldn’t necessarily be desirable because a road style bike is easier to handle in a group.
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.
What are triathlon bikes?
Tri bikes are designed to help you become streamlined by positioning your torso level with the ground. Manufacturers give tri bikes a steeper seat angle (angle between seat tube and an imaginary straight line where the top tube meets the seat tube) than a road bike.
How far is the bike in an Olympic triathlon?
Triathlon is an endurance sport that combines swimming, road cycling and distance running, performed in that order. Events are conducted over a variety of distances but the ‘Olympic distance’ for men and women is a 1,500-metre swim, 40km bike ride and 10km run.
Why do pro triathletes use road bikes?
Road bikes are super lightweight and great for climbing If you live somewhere that has any sort of undulating terrain, a road bike is a great tool to be able to fly up the climbs. Often times when climbing, even if on a triathlon specific bike, you are not in the aero position.
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.
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 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.
Do you need a triathlon bike for Ironman?
You Don’t Need a Fancy Bike First off, it’s not about the bike. Seriously, you don’t need a snazzy triathlon bike to do well in one of these races. But the best bang-for-your-buck when it comes to Ironman racing isn’t necessarily buying the fastest bike.
Can I ride a triathlon bike on the road?
Registered. Tri/time trial bikes aren’t allowed In road races and are shunned by anyone with a clue in charity rides/ organized road ride.
How much faster is a tri bike than a road bike?
Speed difference came out to almost exactly one mph in favor of the tri bike. Comparing the speed profiles, I was slower climbing on the tri bike, but several miles per hour faster on any sort of descent.
How fast do Olympic triathletes run?
Not only are transition times mere seconds, but the overall pace is often extremely fast, hovering just above a 5-minute mile run pace. High-caliber professionals will often finish Olympic triathlons in around 2 hours or less, with the men’s record currently at just over 1 hour, 46 minutes.
How fast do triathletes swim?
The average swim time across Ironman races is 1h19 min (pace of 2:04 min/100m).
How many miles do you run in a triathlon?
On average, you will swim 1/2 mile (750 meters), bike for 12.4 miles (20K), and run for 3.1 miles (5K).