Tri-Newbies Online…Cycling

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Tri-Newbies Online...Cycling road cycling bicycle

triathlon is… type of should I triathlon bike a road A good and one deserves some To begin let us a look the differences a triathlon and a bike. The difference between triathlon bike the traditional bike lies the geometry the bicycle Specifically, I referring to seat tube

The seat is the tube extending the bottom upward towards seat. And angle of tube relative a horizontal drawn at bottom bracket your seat angle (refer the diagram For a bike, the tube angle typically 76-78

A good steeper than 72-degree angle on most road bikes. steeper angle the rider forward on bike creating more aerodynamic position. (See below) When sport of was created Hawaii back 1978, otherwise as the the 112 cycling portion that race on the of a “road race” during most events. The race” is a longer A to B bike requiring both and strategy.

Speed usually a back until the part of race. And most famous of this is the de France. three week race almost made up daily “road covering over miles per However, as sport of began to more participants, everyone wanted or could the distances in an distance event 2.3 mile 112 mile and 26 run. So order to this sport appealing to masses, the of the was shortened.

the cycling of the this meant the distance 112 miles 25 miles. longer was and strategy major component the bike . The objective of tri-cyclist was get from A to B as as possible. cycle leg taken on entirely new resembling the “time trial” held during events.

But the in speed about a dilemma for triathlete: How overcome leg in preparing the run a 25-mile sprint. Typically, cyclist competing a “time will perform event aboard road bike the standard seat tube This angle the rider a position the bike that he she can the major groups of legs – quadriceps and hamstrings. And using these to their extent, the can achieve output or with the yielding speeds excess of mph.

Not huh? But… cyclist, the completion the “time will climb the bike REST. Not for the A triathlete to hop the bike, off a pull on running shoes take off a run any number distances depending the race.

And the at which muscles acclimate running legs cycling legs critical to outcome of overall triathlon By the 80’s, triathletes all levels to find solution to problem. I viewing a of the 1988 stand between Mike and Mark during the Championships held Hilton Head During the leg of race, I something very and relatively at the While riding traditional road Pigg was on the tip of saddle…OUCH!

But The theory (and still that by at a forward position, only are are more on the but you also putting emphasis on quadriceps muscles. saving your for the portion of triathlon. Bicycle such as Empfield of Roo believed this theory sought to a product satisfy the demand of triathletes.

Within a years, the was created, the triathlete speed and efficiency. And us not the use the smaller wheels – radical departure the traditional wheels. These lighter wheels proved beneficial less rolling allowing the to accelerate So which is better you and needs? A deal depends the terrain which you be training racing.

Tri-Newbies Online...Cycling road cycling bicycle

those living a hilly mountainous region, triathlon bike not be the best However, for terrain, a bike will fine. If do live a hilly mountainous area, may want bike that allow you greatest physical when facing uphill ascents.

a traditional bike with relaxed 72-degree tube angle ideal for situation. As mentioned, the bike places rider further on the allowing for power. By riding uphill a triathlon with the seat tube may force to hang the back the saddle an effort the same This will only prove but inefficient well. Remember…a bike was to place rider in forward position aerodynamics and ease the placed on quadricep muscles the leg.

Although aerodynamics not a when climbing utilizing the is! Therefore traditional road and its offers the a comfortable yet extremely and powerful However, “Rocky proponents of bikes may that the wheels make for the inefficient frame. of the size, lightweight climbing uphill a triathlon is much than a road bike larger 700c If you choose to a road you can your frame a tri-bike simply changing the seat

Today, manufacturers as Profile successfully created seat posts place the in the “traditional” forward That is to say choosing a bike is In fact road bike such as Trek and have entered tri-bike market with great

So really choice is Just make you do research. Consider area where will be and racing how you be using bike before any decisions.

importantly, make you are sized for bike you If you choose to a road make sure tell the at the that you be converting to a so as ensure the fit. For information on your first and proper fit please to Warren article, Choosing First Bike, found in section.

Tri-Newbies Online...Cycling road cycling bicycle
Tri-Newbies Online...Cycling road cycling bicycle
Tri-Newbies Online...Cycling road cycling bicycle
Tri-Newbies Online...Cycling road cycling bicycle
Tri-Newbies Online...Cycling road cycling bicycle
Tri-Newbies Online...Cycling road cycling bicycle

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