- 1 Does bike geometry affect speed?
- 2 How does bike geometry affect handling?
- 3 Why do triathletes use TT bikes?
- 4 Does frame geometry matter?
- 5 How can I make my bike more stable?
- 6 How does stack height affect bike handling?
- 7 What is aggressive bike geometry?
- 8 How is reach calculated on a bike?
- 9 Is TT bike dangerous?
- 10 Is it worth getting a TT bike?
- 11 How much quicker is a TT bike?
- 12 Can I ride a triathlon bike on the road?
- 13 Do triathletes use TT bikes?
- 14 Do you need a TT bike for Ironman?
Does bike geometry affect speed?
The short answer is that ‘ it depends’. Some viewers commented that maybe it just doesn’t matter. It absolutely does matter and indeed the geometry of the bike is the most powerful way that we can change the riders experience of the bike.
How does bike geometry affect handling?
The short explanation is a small amount of trail equals a ‘fast’ handling bike, while greater trail equals a ‘slow’ handling bike. Manufacturers will manipulate the headtube angle or amount of fork offset to make the handling suit the needs of bike.
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.
Does frame geometry matter?
Yes, geometry matters. If you’re happy with your bike, then you don’t need to worry about it. There are a lot of different cycling disciplines and sub-disciplines: for example, within mountain biking, there’s cross-country and downhill and others.
How can I make my bike more stable?
Generally though, if you move the front wheel forward by decreasing the HTA, the bike becomes more stable. Conversely, if you move the wheel forward by increasing the fork’s offset you make the bike less stable.
How does stack height affect bike handling?
The height of your handlebars affects the way a bike rides. If the stack is low it keeps your weight over the front, if its higher it means you sit up more and your weight shifts backwards.
What is aggressive bike geometry?
Aggressive geometry puts your upper body down lower for aerodynamics and the bikes tend to favor a more twitchy handling traits. Relaxed geometry has you sitting in a more upright position and the bike is setup to feel more stable at speed.
How is reach calculated on a bike?
Reach measurement. First measure distance of the head tube top middle from a wall behind (or in front) of the bicycle, then the bottom bracket distance from the same wall. Subtract larger from the smaller measurement and that gives the reach.
Is TT bike dangerous?
By design, TT bikes are dangerous to ride. No one, even a skilled, experienced rider, is safe from a crash, nasty injury or an end to a racing career because a TT bike is a dog to handle at high speed on the road. To take a full advantage TT bikes offer, you need to spend extra time to train on them.
Is it worth getting a TT bike?
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
How much quicker is a TT bike?
In general you will see a 1.5 mph – 2 mph boost in speed between a TT and a road bike assuming the rider is using regular shorts, jersey and helmet along with no aero wheels. Most of that is due to the differing rider position (i.e. more aero).
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.
Do triathletes use TT bikes?
Triathlon being a relatively new sport at the time did not have a rich history of tradition, nor did the sport have rules that dictated what type of bike could be used in races. And so aerobars became the norm and still are today. Triathlon bikes are used in road cycling events – but are limited to Time Trials.
Do you need a TT bike for Ironman?
Yes, a dedicated triathlon bike will help your performance, but you can still do well without one.