"The 33"-Road Bike Racing - Aerobar armrests - do you hit your knees when out of saddle?
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02-23-08, 12:42 AM
Just for curiosity's sake. I know the topic has been covered once or twice in the past ... but I like numbers/polls, and more definitive results.
I personally have a hell of a time riding out of saddle and always bash my knees unless I specifically concentrate on changing the way I would normally pedal :mad:
Edit: gah... put an extra L in "pedaling" and I can't edit the poll!
02-23-08, 12:53 AM
I have NEVER ridden out of the saddle while on the aerobars, and there's no reason to. Either in the saddle in the aerobars, or out of the saddle on the hoods/bullhorns.
02-23-08, 12:55 AM
Oh I think I'm being misunderstood? I'm not talking about keeping your forearms on the pads while being out of saddle, but rather if you grab your bullhorns and get up to do a sprint or finish off a short, yet difficult climb (rare but does happen)
02-23-08, 01:02 AM
Ah, that makes more sense. I have never had that problem, probably because I was more upright when out of the saddle. Then again, I have never had the luxury of a dedicated TT bike (just my road bike with clip-ons or my track bike with bullhorns and aerobars put on) so the handlebars might not have been as low and aero as on a true TT bike.
Yep, occasionally. The 3 cm shorter toptube and bar pads sit back a few cm behind the bars on my bike make it tough not to.
02-23-08, 08:04 AM
Ran into that a bit when i first got my TT/Tri bike, but I've made some adjustments to the bike and to my riding style since then and haven't had that problem in a while.
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