Should you train on a tri bike?
Riding a tri bike is much more challenging then on a road bike. If your back is tight or sore after getting off the bike your run will surely suffer, so training time in the aero position is essential! So your long rides should be on your tri bike.
Can you train on a TT bike?
I generally train on my tri bike to get used to the position and to train the specific muscles. I’ve been talking to a few people who prefer training on a road bike and using the tri bike only for racing and hard (race pace or threshold) training.
Is 12 mph fast on a bike?
Most cyclists can achieve 10-12 mph average very quickly with limited training. More experienced, short-medium distance (say 20-30 miles): average 15-16 mph. Reasonable experience, medium (say 40 miles): average around 16-19 mph.
How often should you ride your TT bike?
Some athletes can ride the tri bike just once per week and feel just fine on race day, while others need to spend nearly all of their time on it as race day nears. If you feel good on the tri bike and want to just perform one key workout each week on it, then that should be sufficient.
What’s the difference between a tri bike and a road bike?
The tri bike vs. road bike quandary. Before you even ask the road bike vs. tri bike question, you should have a couple sprint triathlons or duathlons under your belt. For your first couple go-rounds, use whatever you have available to you.
What should the seat tube angle be on a tri bike?
First let’s take a quick look at standard road geometry and tri bike geometry. Road bikes are made to handle well in a wide variety of circumstances including climbing, cornering, or riding in packs of other riders where space is tight. The seat tube angle is generally 73 degrees and the rider’s position is often upright.
How are tri bikes made to go fast?
Tri bikes are made to go fast while utilizing rider energy efficiently and even conserving energy to some extent (remember – the bike is only 1/3 of the race). In order to accomplish this, tri bike geometry has a steeper seat tube angle, usually 76-78 degrees.
Do you need a certified tri bike fitter?
It is always a good idea to meet with a certified tri bike fitter and have them evaluate you in person. For most of us, if you’ve been bitten by the tri bug and you plan on training and doing triathlons and multisport events, get a tri bike.