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    Question Regarding Toe Overlap on Tri-Bike

    For a tri/TT bike, is toe overlap between the pedals (and your foot) significantly more than one would find on a comparably sized road bike? Let's say a 54 or 56cm. I would expect some given the seat tube and head tube angles. But how much?

    I suppose the question might actually be better phrased as >>>>

    Do you have a lot more noticeable toe overlap on a TT bike than on your road bike?

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    a tiny bit, but it doesn't matter, you should never take a turn by turning your handle bars that much.

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    Front Center of a 54cm Felt;
    Tri Bike: 595mm
    Road Bike: 580mm

    Can be less on a tri bike than a road bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triguy View Post
    Front Center of a 54cm Felt;
    Tri Bike: 595mm
    Road Bike: 580mm

    Can be less on a tri bike than a road bike.
    but your forgetting the position aspect of it. your much more forward on a tt bike than on a road bike.

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    Really? How would where you sit effect this? I think you need to draw yourself a picture cause what you said doesn't make sense.

    Your foot, whether on a tribike or a road bike will not be more or less distance forward of the bottom bracket center unless you use different crank lengths or have your cleats set up differently. Crank length and cleat position the same, sitting more or less forward of the bottom bracket will have no effect on the distance forward of the BB your foot travels.

    Another way to think of it is, if your foot were more forward on a tri bike(relative to a road bike) then the saddle angle would be the same as on a road bike. The whole steep seat angle thing is that your hips are more forward relative to your feet(traveling around the BB of course).

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    I gotta go with Triguy on this
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