Triathlon - switching bikes
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07-22-07, 07:36 AM
I have been doing well in the mountain bike division of our local triathlon series but I would like to enter in the regular division. I have been riding close to 20MPH on my Trek 4300 during the race. If i switch to an aluminum road bike how much speed improvement can I expect?
Hard to say, but if you're running fat tires, I would guess at least a few(3 or so) mph by switching.
07-23-07, 08:57 AM
Depends on both bikes:
1) MTB with knobby tires, and no aerobars to a road bike with racing tires and clip on aerobars, the difference could easily be 3 mph.
2) MTB with high pressure slicks, dialed in aero postion with clips on, and a road bike without aerobars, the road bike could even be slower.
07-30-07, 07:34 PM
IS quad pain above the knee normal when switching to a tri bike from a road bike or is my setup wrong
07-30-07, 07:47 PM
I don't know but 20 mph on a mountain bike sounds pretty damn good to me.
07-31-07, 07:42 AM
Sounds like the wrong setup to me... Check saddle height to make sure that you can extend your leg (but not over extend it! it should have a slight bend when you are at the bottom of your stroke). Also check cleat position (should be centered over the ball of your foot)
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