- 1 How do you measure for a triathlon bike?
- 2 How do they measure bike size?
- 3 What is the difference between time trial bike and triathlon bike?
- 4 Is a 26 inch bike good for what height?
- 5 Is it better to get a bigger or smaller bike frame?
- 6 Is a 26 inch bike for adults?
- 7 Where should you sit on a triathlon saddle?
How do you measure for a triathlon bike?
Sit on your bike with your weight central on the saddle and arms on the bars in your race position. Position one leg at the bottom of the pedal stroke and straighten your knee. If your saddle is the right height, the sole of your shoe should tilt downwards with the heel 1-3cm lower than the toe.
How do they measure bike size?
Most manufacturers now measure the frame from the centre of the crank axle, to the top of the seat tube. Most road bikes are measured in centimetres (cm), whereas mountain bikes are generally measured using inches (in). Kids’ bikes are measured by wheel size rather than frame size.
What is the difference between time trial bike and triathlon bike?
By design, triathlon bikes are made to go the distance. In contrast, time trial riders get off the bike completely spent. Their bikes are designed for only one thing—speed. As such, triathlon bikes favor a more relaxed position and a lighter frame than time trial bikes.
Is a 26 inch bike good for what height?
“26” wheel size is perfect for most of adults with a height above 6 feet. Most of the touring bikes and hybrid bikes come in 700C metric wheels, which are also known as 29-inch wheels.
Is it better to get a bigger or smaller bike frame?
If your arm span is longer than your height, go for a bigger frame. If it’s shorter, get the smaller one. On a bigger bike, the reach to the handlebars will be longer. If you have proportionally longer arms, you are likely to feel more comfortable on a bigger frame.
Is a 26 inch bike for adults?
Most adult bikes have wheels measurements around 26 – 29 inches. But frame size tends to be different per bike depending on the type. The feel of the bike also differs from one person to another. To find the right, most comfortable bike for you, it is important to know your inseam size and to actually try to ride it.
Where should you sit on a triathlon saddle?
You need to sit on your Tri/aero saddle where the pubic bones are the weight bearing surface on the nose and don’t worry about where your sit bones are on the saddle or how much of the saddle is showing behind.