Time Trial Improvements

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Time Trial Improvements

Postby r2160 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:11 pm

Hi all

Tried my first TT on Sunday at Calga and got a few different opinions of what gives the most improvement (apart from just hard training).

A few things were: tubulars, aero helment, aero bars.

Just wondering difference each of these things make?

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Re: Time Trial Improvements

Postby Parrott » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:31 pm

I can't quantify the improvements for the items you list, but in order of improvement I'd say bars first by a significant margin then helmet and tyres last. There is some old information available on the net if you spend a bit of time googling. A deep dish front wheel is fairly high up on the list also I believe, as it is out front in the clean air.
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Re: Time Trial Improvements

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:37 pm

Bars will be biggest improvement by far...or just start with aero clip-ons.
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Re: Time Trial Improvements

Postby Romper » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:29 am

I'd try some aero clothing as well perhaps a skin suit or at least a tight jersey
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Re: Time Trial Improvements

Postby Richard.L » Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:08 am

With Tubies you would need wheels with that so very expensive compared to the other 2/3 options
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Re: Time Trial Improvements

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:30 am

r2160 wrote:Hi all

Tried my first TT on Sunday at Calga and got a few different opinions of what gives the most improvement (apart from just hard training).

A few things were: tubulars, aero helment, aero bars.

Just wondering difference each of these things make?

cheers
Glenn

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