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The TRIATHLON is a three stage event consisting of a Swim, Bike and Run (at various distances).

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What are the geometric differences between a bicycle with aerobars (aka tribars) set up for touring (or long-distance) and one set up for speed?

I would like to ask some questions about aerobars, also known as tribars. I've seen them used on bicycles meant for very different purposes. In theory, the very low, horizontal, position is ideal for ...
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Kask Bambino Pro Evo [closed]

I am interested in testing Kask Bambino Pro Evo helmet for my next Triathlon race and I was wondering if someone had used this before and might wanna share some info on it. Maybe a comparison between ...
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sram etap axs compatibility - rival road setup adding SRAM ETAP CLICS

I am looking at SRAM AXS compatibility chart and I am confused, and can not find support on local shops here in Warsaw, Poland which are mostly Shimano-focused. I would like to get this Trek Emonda ...
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Disc Wheel w/ rim brake to Disc Brakes?

I have a zipp disc wheel that is for rim brakes. Is it possible to convert it to a disc brake? I’m thinking it might be possible by replacing the hub/mount for the disc brakes but I’m not sure on that....
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Buying Cervelo P2 vs P-Series [closed]

I'm looking to buy my first tri bike and am considering between a Cervelo 2016 P2 (rim-brake) and the new 2021 P-Series (disc-brake). The P2 is brand new, but it's an old stock my LBS has on hand, and ...
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HELP!! What is this bike frame?

Hello all, I've won this triathlon frame on Ebay for £150 but have yet to pay. Apparently Vision have never made frames and deal only in components (according to their customer service). Is this some ...
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Are there rim brakes for road bikes compatible to Shimano hydraulic brake levers / brifters?

Are there any rim brake calipers with road-style mounting compatible to Shimano hydraulic brake levers, specifically ST-U5060? are Magura ST-06 / ST-08 compatible?people combine Magura disc ...
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Dual gear cable setup for aerobars and handelbars

Is there a solution to set up gear shifters at the end bar of the aerobars and on the handlebars simultaniously? It is just annoying when I am down in triathlon position and have to change the grip ...
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Why are road bikes (not time trial bikes) used in many triathlons?

I've been watching triathlon videos lately and I couldn't help but notice that, with the exception of Ironman Competitions, only road bikes and not time trial bikes are being used. Is there any reason ...
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Fuji Aloha 2.0 Seatpost too long?

Let me explain my problem. I just bought a used Fuji Aloha 2.0 (56 cm), and the saddle is a little high for me. Actually, the original seatpost is taking approximately 2.4 inches (6 cm) from me. If ...
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Would like to identify a late 80s/early 90s lo-pro bicycle's manufacturer and tube type

I just purchased this bike locally in Southern California and thought it would be straightforward to identify but I've asked around and no one seems to know. The specs are: Lugged steel (fork crown ...
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Is it possible to add a TT shifter to Di2 junction box?

Is it technically possible to add another shifter to an already functioning Di2 setup, allowing for an extra shifter at the end of an aero extension bar, hooked up to the same junction box as the ...
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Hire road bike for one day for race (never ridden one before)?

So I am thinking of doing a triathlon in a couple of months. I've been training on a hybrid bike and have only ever ridden either hybrid or MTB. Your probably thinking, don't do it you're mad, ...
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Can anyone identify this second hand bike?

I am looking into getting a new (for me) road / TT bike and this came up but I think it isn't a Specialized Shiv... many thanks
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What Factors Should I Consider When Picking a Base Bar

So I have a road bike, with STI shifters, but I'm looking to do an Iron Man. I've done centuries before on the bike just staying on the low bars, but I've found that the swim is just so exhausting for ...
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What is the most effective way to upgrade my Cervelo S2?

I bought my Cervelo S2 2013 model a few years ago. It has Shimano 105 groupset and brakes, and originally Fulcrum Racing 7 wheels which I have upgraded for Planet X Carbon 45mm wheels. The rest of ...
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How to mount TT shifters and TT brake levers together?

I am starting a new project to build a custom bike with bullhorn handlebar. It'd most likely be made either with road or hybrid type of frame. I am planning on having both front and real derailleurs, ...
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Drafting in small triathlon

I am going to be doing a small triathlon soon. It is just a local triathlon (no affiliation with large triathlon agencies) and the prize money is small, about 50 US dollars. Is it legal to employ ...
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How can I move the saddle further forward?

Recently I bought a clip-on aero bar for my road bike and has been practicing aero position for triathlon. I read that moving the saddle forward could mimic the triathlon bike geometry. However, I ...
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Best Kids Triathlon Bikes [closed]

What are some of the best kids (8-15) triathlon bikes for racing?
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Is there a gadget that will let me slide my seat forward more than my post allows?

So I'm I'm trying to dial in the fit on my road bike to be more tri-bike like, and in doing so, I'd like to move my seat forward, well, more than I currently can. I have the Redshift seatpost, and I ...
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Tri bike or track bike?

I am in the verge of buying an Argon18 E-114. Can anyone please advise me as to whether it is a track or a triathlon bike? Looking at the hub spacing on the rear and the bb height it seems to be a ...
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What is the difference between Time-Trial and Triathlon bikes?

Time-Trial and Triathlon bikes differ from normal road bikes in that they are designed for maximum efficiency when riding alone (not in a group). What, then, is the difference between them? Would ...
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Knee position while on the aero bar

I find that my knees are coming ahead of the pedals while I am on the aero bars. I am not sure whether this is right or wrong. In the below image, I don't feel pain on my lower back for a long ...
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What is a power meter and why do I need one?

So I've been looking to become a triathlete soon and I'm hearing all this talk about power meters. Now, upon googling I found vague information which is why I came here. Exhibit A. That article gives ...
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Is rotating seat post 180 degrees to get a tri position a good idea?

So I'm in the process of converting my road bike to a tri bike as much as possible. I would like to push the seat saddle a little more. So I rotated the post and adjusted the saddle as in the picture ...
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Why am I not seeing improvement in my bike split time?

My training went up significantly between half-iron events. There was improvement in the swim and run. But no improvement in the bike... In fact I could say I did worse because there was little ...
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Specialized Phenom seat for TT

So I have raced TT's locally for a couple of years and have decided to (finally) get aerobars and am tuning the bike to fit, however, my seat at it's max tilt downwards is probably 1 degree up (see ...
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Foot position on pedal

I regularly race Duathlons and Triathlons. When I am off the bike and running my calves are like rocks for the first mile. I have been told to try to flatten by foot and not "Point" my toes down. I ...
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Cube Agree GTC - Tri-Bars

I have a Cube Agree GTC (2012), and I would like to buy some tri-bars for it. I've read that this model ( Although, on second thoughts, maybe this is a newer model...) has compatibility issues with ...
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Why do some triathlon seatposts go straight up and down instead of at an angle?

Why is it that some triathlon bikes have a seat post that adjusts straight up and down instead of the more standard axis that aims at the bottom bracket? This means that if you raise (or lower) the ...
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triathlon beginners guide [closed]

I'm new to triathlon and want to ask about what are bikes that consider a good choice for triathlon beginners? for both training and locale or small competitions. Here are some parameters to put in ...
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triathlon handlebars for ultegra di2

I recently bought a Canyon AL 9.0 Di2 bike and would like to mount a triathlon handlebars on it. My ultimate desire would be able to have the gear switchers both on the triathlon and the bike's ...
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What's a good setup for an experienced but rusty cyclist training for his first triathlon?

I've got my first (sprint) triathlon coming up at the end of July. I need a bike to train and race on. I'm comfortable on both road and MTB style bikes, but haven't ridden on either in several years. ...
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warm up without bike

Next weekend I'll participate in a relay triathlon (1100 mts. swim, 7 kms. run and 13 kms. MTB). I'll be doing the bike section, which is the last. Bike needs to be at the boxes area an hour before ...
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What are good bicycle workouts for a runner?

I am a runner. I run half and full marathons along the year. All of the runners know that they should cross train and the best cross training is cycling. After achieving my long term marathon goal I ...
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Difference between 650c and 700c wheels?

I've seen triathalon setups with either 650c or 700c wheels. What are the pros and cons behind both wheel sizes?
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