How to choose the right bike for a triathlon?
- There are always ways of making the bike better suited for race day, but still applicable as your every-day bike. Getting a professional bike fit is the most important part of buying a new triathlon or road bike. Bike fit can make you more comfortable on your bike, increase your power and speed and keep you from getting injured.
Do pro triathletes Pee on the bike?
Urination. The start of a race is nerve-wracking for most triathletes. With little regard for the racers that follow them, some triathletes will relieve themselves while riding the bike, then follow the deed with a water bottle rinse off.
Should I size down for TT bike?
I would consider that only 1/2 to 1 size down for my height. If you think a size 56cm is “normal”. Yes the 52cm top tube bike is a little small.
How do you pee during Ironman?
The perfect option to urinate during Ironman is to use the toilet stops placed at bike aid stations along the route. Cycists can find a bathroom every 12-15 miles of the course which is approximately 30 minutes for those who ride at 20 miles per hour.
Do you wear socks in triathlon?
Most pro triathletes don’t wear socks for sprint and Olympic distance events and are wearing some for longer events. However, over a full Ironman distance, it is rather insignificant. The comfort of socks over such a big distance is, for most people, well worth those couple of seconds.
How high should seat be on tri bike?
This consideration impacts power. Proper saddle height should put your knee angle between 140-150° when at the bottom of your down stroke. If the saddle is too low and the angle too acute, you’ll be spinning and bouncing without producing any power.
Where should you sit on a tri 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.
Where should you sit on a TT saddle?
Sit on the saddle with one leg hanging free and your pelvis level —not one hip tilted higher or lower. Your hanging leg’s heel should just scrape or touch the pedal when the pedal is at the very bottom (6 o’clock).
Should I be able to touch the floor on a bike?
When you turn the pedals, there should be no stretching or reaching, pointing your toe or rocking hips. Trust us, you really shouldn’t be able to touch the floor with both of your feet when you’re sitting on the saddle. This is an all too common myth and will stop you from getting the most out of your bike.