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rent a TT bike?

Old 03-03-07, 05:47 PM
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rent a TT bike?

Got a TT coming up - first one ever so im excited. Dont have a specific tt bike and was wondering if anyone rents or has rented a bike for a race? I dont see myself doing these often but would love to try the race on aero hardware.

or should i just slap on some time trial bars and take the road bike?
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Old 03-03-07, 06:13 PM
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Just slap on the aerobars and race like that. I'd recommend riding a TT bike a bit before you actually race one. The handling and feel is totally different, as is the position (acuteness of the hip angle). I've never heard of renting a TT bike; but perhaps you could borrow one from a fellow club member?
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Old 03-03-07, 06:19 PM
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yea, they take a couple rides to get used to, and even more to develop power in that position. You can't just hop on and go faster...
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^^^^
+1. You'll be faster on your own road bike with clip ons, practicing fora month , than a borrowed TT bike you'reriding for the first or second time.
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If you throw aerobars on, make sure you get a shorter stem to compensate for your weight shift.
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