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    Senior Member Ston_ar's Avatar
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    Converting a TT frame to general road racing use?

    I'm starting to get in the market for a new road bike and I was curious if anyone has taken a tt frame like a P2 or Felt B12, pushed the seat back, added drop bars and raced on it. I like spending time in the wind/breaks (attacking is fun), and figured that if I could even save 5-10 watts with an aero frame it might be worth it. But, I don't want to sacrifice too much in the handling and stiffness. An added benefit would be that I could easily change the bike over to pure tt use.

    Any experience with this idea/thoughts?
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    Ivan Dominguez did this for a while with the Fuji Aloha TT frame

    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    i started a thread about the same thing last year ... try a search for "aero frame" with me as the poster... lots of good stuff.

    found it.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=aero
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    thanks for the thread link. Currently cruising through it.
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    Seems like a lot of companies are starting to put out aero road frames...Felt AR, Cervelo S2, Wilier Imperiale, Blue AC1, Ridley Noah, etc. Might want to look into those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quel View Post
    Seems like a lot of companies are starting to put out aero road frames...Felt AR, Cervelo S2, Wilier Imperiale, Blue AC1, Ridley Noah, etc. Might want to look into those.

    +1. These are going to be just about as aero, and have better geometry for a road bike.
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