How do you size a triathlon bike?
Triathlon and Time Trial If you are 5 feet to 5 feet 3 inches tall, seek a 49- to 50-cm bike. If you are 5-foot-3 to 5-foot-6, buy a 51- to 52-cm bike. For 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-9, look for a 53- to 54-cm bike. If you’re 5-foot-9 to 6 feet tall, look first at a 55- to 56-cm bike.
How do I choose a triathlon bike?
When it comes down to it, any bike purchase should be about comfort. While an all-out time trial position might not seem comfortable, a tri bike should fit the geometry of your body. Every bike has adjustability, but some bikes can be much more complicated than others, even for small adjustments.
How high should my triathlon bike seat be?
You can also set your saddle height from the top of your saddle to the centre of your pedal spindle with your crank arm set at the bottom of the pedal stroke (6 o’clock) at 109 per cent of your inseam length.
How long does it take to get used to TT bike?
It depends on a myriad of things that are specific to the rider. However, it is widely agreed that it takes around two months of regular use or riding around One Hundred Miles to get used to the handling and triathlon bike position.
What is the best triathlon bike for a beginner?
Eurobike Bikes EURXC550 – Editor’s Choice. Weight: 45 lbs.
Which triathlon bikes are the best?
Specialized Shiv Elite – Best Choice for Economical Speed. The Specialized Shiv Elite is a great triathlon bike all around.
How big is a triathlon bike?
To get a rough idea of the frame size you can measure you inside leg (in centimeters) and then multiply by 0.65. So for example, if you have an inside leg length of 80cm this would put you on a 52cm frame size (80×0.65). While this gives you a ballpark figure, you might find you are between sizes.
Are triathlon bikes faster than regular cycling bikes?
Yes, Time-Trial (aka Triathlon) bikes are faster than road bikes. However, that answer comes with some caveats. (1) You have to control for the rider. If you take the same rider and put him on a road bike and then a TT bike, he should be faster on the TT bike.