Do I need a better bike?
I am new to biking and trying to figure out if I need a better bike or it is just lack of training.
I did two tests:
1. Carmichael's 2 x 3Mile indoors. I have power output from the trainer(CycleOps Electronics).
Time 8:25 7:34
HR 163 162
Power 225 222
Speed 21.4 23.8
2. Same test outdoors (no power)
Time 9:12 9:30
HR 167 164
Power - -
Speed 19.2 19.0
I ride Trek 7.5 FX hybrid. This is the only bike I have so far.
So, basically, 220W of LT power gives me only 19 MP/H.
On a short triathlon I only average 18.7 MP/h and everybody passes me. It seems that the main pack averages 20-22 Mp/h.
I am thinking what would be my speed on an entry level triathlon bike?
I really would like to have a sence of it before starting throwing money into a new bike.
How much power do I need to average 20 mp/h on 40k time trial?