How much does your TT bike weigh…?
What wheels are everyone running on tt bikes ? I need new ones
Pulled mine off the roof of the shed on wednesday for first time in a couple years and fitted a crap pair of heavy wheels since my mrs has been using my good wheels
Managed 29.11 for 12 miles vs winners 27.54 which put me right in the middle of the disk wheel / pointy hat brigade, so i fancy a pointy hat and some deep wheelsPosted 4 years agokcrMember
The most important thing on a TT bike is to get your position right, i.e. maximize your speed by getting the best combination of power output and aerodynamics. For equipment, tri bars and pointy hat give the biggest advantages, and best bang for buck.Posted 4 years ago
Aero tubes, fancy wheels etc are all marginal gains. I’ve seen a suggestion that deep section wheels have the same benefit as riding without gloves!
My px. Stealth with training wheels or hilly tri’s is 18.3lb with the disc and corima front she is 19.6lb
The giant pictured above was 2lb heavier. But that said weight is not an issue unless hilly i feel.
Mind though one all the bottles, tubs and food on board for a long ride she’s a lot heavier 🙂Posted 4 years ago
Mine is reasonably heavy in comparison to my road race bike. At a guess I’d say around 18lbs. Fitted with Sram Red and carbon Pro bars.
Feels fast and it was good enough for me to get 5th place this morning in an Open 10 with 21.05 and a 28.4mph average. Course record was broken with a 20.14 so a reasonably slow course.Posted 4 years ago
My ‘time trial bike’ weighs loads. To be fair it did its (and my) first TT on Thurs night and its a cyclocross bike with slicks on. It also has mudguards and lights on it too as its my ride to work bike too. It looked a tad out of place amongst all the carbon fibre and Ti but hey ho. I wasn’t last and did 26: 19 for the 10 iirc. Reckon I was first in the ‘done 3 Peaks and Fred Whitton on this bike’ category though! ;0)Posted 4 years ago
Might even have another go sometime.clubberMember
Interesting that TT bikes are heavier than race bikes, why is that and why is it not a problem?
More bits (TT bars), more focus on stiffness and aero (more material = more weight), usually less climbing in TTs so weight isn’t so important, particularly compared to aero drag.Posted 4 years ago
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