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Adjusting to new bike

Old 04-21-07, 07:53 AM
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Adjusting to new bike

I just built up a new bike for crit racing, and I'm having some issues with getting used to riding it. I had it fit and everything, and feels good, but it seems like I'm not as fast on it as I was on my TCR. I did my normal fast group ride this morning, and I got dropped for the first time ever in the sprint toward the end. Normally I'm at the front of the sprint. It's kind of a bummer, because my new bike is a whole pound lighter than my old TCR. What could be contributing to my power loss?
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Just take the measurements from the TCR and replicate them on your new bike. Assuming frame sizes and top tube lengths are similar, it should be pretty easy.

-Saddle height
-Saddle fore/aft
-distance from nose of saddle to bar (straight line)
-saddle-to-bar drop (vertical)
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If your setup is the identical and you got dropped only once, you could of just had a bad day or a bad jump. Otherwise some bike/components setups sprint better than other.
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