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Old 12-19-01, 01:04 PM
John E
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Originally posted by D*Alex
Well, the tri-specific bikes have a higher BB and short cranks so you can pedal through corners, of course.
... I'm sure a decent road bike is at least good enough to keep you from losing ground, but the really gung-ho triatheletes always try to pedal hard and constant.
I already covered the contents of your first sentence in my post, Alex. I can see the attraction of pedaling through the corners on a flat, curvy course, but otherwise I don't understand why a triathlete and a Tour de France rider would handle corners differently.
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