Derny Driver wrote:linds wrote:As I am close to achieving my time goal I have started to look around at TT bikes.
Can I suggest you hold off on that?
*From the look of your times you are by no means a time trial specialist
*A TT bike wont make much difference when you are only averaging 35kph
*There are lots of other ways to get faster than just buying a bike.
I would suggest that when you can do the 18k in 26 minutes that you will need a TT bike.
So my son wants to be a racing car driver, gets his Ls a few months ago, and I go out and buy him a Ferrari. Is that the best way to help him?
Or should he learn to drive a GoCart, once he is skilled up there then go to a Formula Vee, and then .... you get my drift?
Lots of stuff to learn in bike riding and it all takes time. There are no short cuts.
So you buy a TT bike and go from 35kph to 36kph for your 18km. Would that make you feel satisfied? I wouldn't be.
A TT bike can make a huge difference, so can a TT helmet and different wheels, booties, skin suit, shaved legs etc...
You buy what you can afford because you can have it, sometimes it gives people the motivation to try harder or maybe they just appreciate it and love it.
I'd say anyone who works that hard on their TT should have a TT bike.
Have fun, I passed a heap of 50 year old blokes at busso with smashingly awesome TT Bike's and they were having a grand time.