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Join Date: Aug 2005
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There's a couple of threads on our set up for the Florida State TT Championships, with some good suggestions offered by various people, I'd peruse those.
Anybody use a aero disc cover on a tandem?
At a team weigth of 340lbs we ran a 23mm front, 25 back. The front matters most for aerodynamics.
The number one relatively cheap improvement is aerobars for the captain. We couldn't fit aerobars for the stoker, but used Cane Creek speed bars which offered a narrow, low position for the stoker.
As for a saddle for the stoker, my wife uses a Fizik Vitesse triathlon saddle. More padding in the nose for comfort in an aero position. Its worked well for her, but saddles are a very personal preference matter.
As for return on investment, you'd get more return out of buying time trial helmets. After aerobars, these are the next biggest bang for the buck item.
You could fall off a cliff and die.
You could get lost and die.
You could hit a tree and die.
OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.
Last edited by merlinextraligh; 07-12-09 at 12:52 PM.