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rawhide




Joined: 24 Aug 2003
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2003 12:42 pm    Post subject: a mounting mountain bike dilemma Reply with quote

i have now done 8 races over the past two years using my trusted hybrid cycling machine. can manage 40k in about 80 mins and 20k in half the time(funnily enough). Confused
how much time could i save by making a reasonable investment in a road bike? i basically want to know if the financial outgoing will be rewarded with significantly better times and increased self esteem in T1 given that i am no longer a tri virgin but still have the appearance of a fumbler.
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ed_m




Joined: 15 May 2003
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Location: coventry

PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2003 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like an ideal stage to upgrade the bike.

i found some of the advice at:
http://www.trinewbies.com/2Cycle.htm
really sound stuff.

your 40k pace equates to 18.75mph average.. which is very respectable for a MTB/hybrid (with slicks?)

a road bike with tri bars will give you several advantages:
- reduced rolling resistance
- reduced aero drag
- better gearing (ie more appropriate)
- psychological (the most important one!)
- fresher legs for the run!

if you're into geeky theory analyticalcycling.com (or similar) may help quantify the effects.

but i reckon you could easily push that average up to over 20mph which is minimum of 5mins over that distance
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