- 1 What kind of bike do I need for a triathlon?
- 2 Do I need an expensive bike for triathlon?
- 3 Can you use a triathlon bike as a road bike?
- 4 Does a tri bike really make a difference?
- 5 How much should I spend on a triathlon bike?
- 6 Is it worth getting a TT bike?
- 7 What is the most expensive Trek bike?
- 8 Why are triathlon bikes so expensive?
- 9 Do triathletes Pee on the bike?
- 10 How much faster is a tri bike than a road bike?
- 11 Are triathlon bikes good for long distance?
- 12 How much faster are tri bars?
- 13 Will a tri bike make me faster?
- 14 Does tri bike save your legs?
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.
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.
Can you use a triathlon bike as a road bike?
While both road bikes and tri bikes are both used in a road cycling competition, the specialized triathlon bikes will give you an edge in shorter distances. Road bikes are designed with comfort from the ground up and are ideal for longer distances. They’re also lighter, making them suitably adapted for hill climbing.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Are triathlon bikes good for long distance?
Yes. However, triathlon bikes are not tour bikes. Triathlon bikes can be ridden for long distances, but they are designed for relatively straight and flat ridding. You wouldn’t want a triathlon bike on any multi-day gran-fondos or do any serious mountain climbing or descending with a tri-bike.
How much faster are tri bars?
After installing aero bars, riders typically find that they’re going 1 to 2 mph faster at the same level of effort.
Will a tri bike make me faster?
Also studies have shown you will run faster out of a tri position compared to a road position. gpdtx wrote: Also studies have shown you will run faster out of a tri position compared to a road position.
Does tri bike save your legs?
Tri bike saves your legs by making you more comfortable in a forward leaning position and reducing the drag of your body. And the frame helps a little. So if a tri bike saves you 10 min over 112 miles then that’s 10 min less on the bike and thus saved for the run.