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Re: Post your time trial bike pics

Postby jules21 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:19 pm

I look faster here than I was really going.
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Postby g-boaf » Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:16 pm

That's a really nice bike Jules! Good photo too.

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Postby dalai47 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:58 pm

Bike does look great. Head's way too high...

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Re: Post your time trial bike pics

Postby jules21 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:17 pm

thanks guys. good advice Dalai - I didn't have a great ride, all over the shop.

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Postby dalai47 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:25 pm

It happens. As long as you make a realistic post race analysis and note areas to work on and rectify it was valuable.

With the head, draw a horizontal line across your back and just try to minimise the height of your head above this imaginary line by dropping your head turtling. This should also reduce the gap between your helmet tail and back. Just this change alone should reduce your CdA by a good margin.

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Re: Post your time trial bike pics

Postby jules21 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:53 pm

appreciate that! I've actually noticed that works while training on the velodrome. but I've switched mostly to indoor training.

also I forgot my skinsuit :oops:

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Postby ft_critical » Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:35 am

jules21 wrote:also I forgot my skinsuit :oops:


and to shave :idea:

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Postby dalai47 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:02 pm

ft_critical wrote:and to shave :idea:


According to testing the beard is only 1 second slower over 40 km...

http://www.bikeradar.com/au/road/news/a ... deo-41144/

And some theorise shaving the morning of a race diverts a small amount of your bodies energy to start growing the hair... Which is why you will often see some stubble in the person.

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Postby ft_critical » Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:45 pm

dalai47 wrote:
ft_critical wrote:and to shave :idea:


According to testing the beard is only 1 second slower over 40 km...

http://www.bikeradar.com/au/road/news/a ... deo-41144/

And some theorise shaving the morning of a race diverts a small amount of your bodies energy to start growing the hair... Which is why you will often see some stubble in the person.


Every watt explained, brilliant dalai

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Postby dalai47 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:44 pm

dalai47 wrote:Which is why you will often see some stubble in the person.


Damn predictive text. Peleton not person...

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Postby foo on patrol » Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:16 am

jules21 wrote:I look faster here than I was really going.
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You skinny bastard! :lol:

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Postby foo on patrol » Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:18 am

dalai47 wrote:
ft_critical wrote:and to shave :idea:


According to testing is on the beardly 1 second slower over 40 km...


That, can be the difference between 1st and 4th. :wink:

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Postby dalai47 » Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:53 am

foo on patrol wrote:That, can be the difference between 1st and 4th. :wink:


When there is low hanging fruit (or high sitting melons) and other obvious improvements which I'd suggest be costing minutes and suggestions you could save that second by not shaving the morning of the race, I think Jules21's beard is fine as it is...

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Postby foo on patrol » Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:35 pm

Every bit counts! :mrgreen:

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Postby brucejm » Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:06 pm

Grim wrote:Waiting for my Zipp 404 firecrest front to turn up this week and set of Ultremo HTs.

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Hi Grim, my name is Bruce and I am interested in getting into time trials. I do not have a TT bike as yet, but I have seen your mode of transport and I think it is the best I have seen.
Would love to have a chat with you if at all possible for some direction.

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Postby Derny Driver » Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:37 pm

brucejm wrote:Hi Grim, my name is Bruce and I am interested in getting into time trials. I do not have a TT bike as yet, but I have seen your mode of transport and I think it is the best I have seen.
Would love to have a chat with you if at all possible for some direction.

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Bruce post your question as a new topic in the Time Trial section, you will get some advice there. No-one will see your question here.
TT bikes are not a mode of transport in my opinion, they are a pure race machine designed to go fast in a straight line. They are not good around corners or up or down hills.
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Re: Post your time trial bike pics

Postby g-boaf » Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:49 am

I think DD is right, TT bikes are a terrible transport option, but they corner sort of okay. Braking is what I don't particularly like on mine. That's the major difference. Up hill I didn't find any great problem - downhill, they are veryfast, but then the braking comes into play.

My instinct is to stay away from the Trek bikes, they are pretty expensive. Giant Trinity might be the easiest way into TT bikes unless you can find a pro team selling spare frames. Beware of race bikes for sale from pro-teams, getting the fit right might be tricky and they are usually set up for riders who are super flexible and fit.

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Postby kb » Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:59 pm

g-boaf wrote:I think DD is right, TT bikes are a terrible transport option, but they corner sort of okay. Braking is what I don't particularly like on mine. That's the major difference. Up hill I didn't find any great problem - downhill, they are veryfast, but then the braking comes into play.

Just saw the Cervélo P5x. Is that the first Tri bike with discs?
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Postby g-boaf » Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:14 pm

kb wrote:
g-boaf wrote:I think DD is right, TT bikes are a terrible transport option, but they corner sort of okay. Braking is what I don't particularly like on mine. That's the major difference. Up hill I didn't find any great problem - downhill, they are veryfast, but then the braking comes into play.

Just saw the Cervélo P5x. Is that the first Tri bike with discs?


Unless someone else has done their own homebuild effort. :shock: That is wild! Doubt we'll see anything like it UCI legal.

https://ponbic-p.azureedge.net/en/cdn/m ... jpg?w=2560

Good lord, that is insane. :shock: Everything is integrated, no cables anywhere.

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Postby DaveQB » Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:32 pm

dalai47 wrote:
ft_critical wrote:and to shave :idea:


According to testing the beard is only 1 second slower over 40 km...

http://www.bikeradar.com/au/road/news/a ... deo-41144/

And some theorise shaving the morning of a race diverts a small amount of your bodies energy to start growing the hair... Which is why you will often see some stubble in the person.


I thought he meant his arms.
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Re: Post your time trial bike pics

Postby nitestick » Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:37 pm

I've got a couple of action shots on hand of my beloved Cannondale Slice RS
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From our state championship.
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Postby DaveQB » Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:31 pm

Nice nitestick!! Those pics look professional.

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Postby rossocorsa » Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:46 am

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Kind of time trial related but not really. This is my recently purchased Specialized Shiv that I race in triathlons. Photos are from its first race on December 11. This is only my second time racing a TT bike so apart from a bike fit, I haven't received any technique or positional coaching. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Postby DaveQB » Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:14 am

I'm new to TT bikes so take this with a grain of salt.
1. Try to get in a "turtle neck" position so your is not up in the wind but rather only as high as your back this reducing your frontal size.
2. To me, it looks like your hands can come up higher, closer to your head to create a more "bullet" shape at the front; less of a parachute shape. This is how my bike fit ended up with 3D Bike Fit.
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Postby mikesbytes » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:28 am

DaveQB wrote:I'm new to TT bikes so take this with a grain of salt.
1. Try to get in a "turtle neck" position so your is not up in the wind but rather only as high as your back this reducing your frontal size.
2. To me, it looks like your hands can come up higher, closer to your head to create a more "bullet" shape at the front; less of a parachute shape. This is how my bike fit ended up with 3D Bike Fit.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJw-vOJDxKd/

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