- 1 Can you use an aero bike for triathlon?
- 2 How can I make my bike more aerodynamic?
- 3 Why are triathlon bikes so aero?
- 4 How can I increase my bike speed?
- 5 What is the most expensive Trek bike?
- 6 Why are triathlon bikes so expensive?
- 7 Can I ride a triathlon bike on the road?
- 8 Are aero bikes really faster?
- 9 At what speed does aerodynamics matter on a bike?
- 10 How do cyclists reduce drag?
- 11 Why do triathlon bikes look so weird?
- 12 Are triathlon bikes faster than road bikes?
- 13 Can triathlon bikes climb hills?
Can you use an aero bike for triathlon?
The tests I conducted show an aero road bike provides aerodynamic performance similar to a pure triathlon bike, but still creates slightly more wind drag. If you are trying to squeeze out every advantage, an aero road bike is not an equal substitute for a triathlon-specific bike.
How can I make my bike more aerodynamic?
When building your bike or replacing cables, minimize any exposed housing, says Chris Yu, Specialized Bicycle’s aero and racing research and development lead. You can also use electrical tape to hold down any exposed cables, giving the wind less surface to hit and create drag (they’ll still shift and brake just fine).
Why are triathlon bikes so aero?
A triathlon bike has a much larger seat tube angle (76 to 78 degrees) than that of a road bike (72 degrees for a typical road bike). The steeper angle of the the tri bike can create a much more “aero” position. Most people also tend to find road bikes more comfortable over longer distances.
How can I increase my bike speed?
BikeRadar’s tips to improve your average speed
- Brake less. Another obvious one.
- Work on your cadence. It’s not just about pedalling more, pedalling faster can help you ride faster too.
- Keep track. Use a bike computer to keep track of your training data.
- Try intervals.
- Ride a tailwind home.
- Go Lycra.
What is the most expensive Trek bike?
The Butterfly Trek Madone currently holds the title of the most expensive bike sold in the world. The second most expensive bike ever sold was the Trek Yoshitomo Nara Speed Concept that was sold for $200,000.
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.
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.
Are aero bikes really faster?
With an aero bike, you’ ll simply be able to go faster than you would with a non-aero bike. A lighter bike is certainly faster than a heavier one, but on a course like the Trek 100, which doesn’t have any massive climbs, it’s optimal to go with an aero bike, even if it adds a bit of weight.
At what speed does aerodynamics matter on a bike?
Even on a perfectly windless day, you create a lot of wind as a cyclist, and the faster you go, the harder it blows. At speeds over 9 mph, it’s the dominant force of resistance. By the time you hit about 30 mph, 90 percent of your power goes into overcoming air resistance, or what scientists call aerodynamic drag.
How do cyclists reduce drag?
8 Ways To Cut Drag On The Bike
- Go tight, not baggy. Your choice of clothing affects your aerodynamics, thanks to something called friction drag.
- Wear the right lid.
- Try tri-bars.
- Lower isn’t always better.
- Shorten your cranks.
- Upgrade to deeper rims.
- Invest in an aero bike.
- Take yaw angles into account.
Why do triathlon bikes look so weird?
On a triathlon bike, the seat tube is steeper than a road bike. The angle of the seat tube on a triathlon bike forces the hips to sit forward which gives the rider less tension on their quadriceps and hamstrings.
Are triathlon bikes faster than road bikes?
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 triathlon bikes climb hills?
The aerodynamic advantages of a tri bike are negligible when climbing and you may be forced to utilise the quadriceps more, which can hinder your run performance. If you struggle on the hills and don’t have solid descending skills then I’d almost always recommend a road bike.