Best Long Distance Bikes For Triathlon
We review four of the best long distance bikes for triathlon.
The latest of our triathlon bike reviews focuses on the best long distance bikes.
When looking for a bike for big distances, whether you’re training or competing in a sportive, the needs differ hugely from a competition bike.
A race-day bike needs a longer, lower position to help you beat the wind and the clock, and the design of a tri bike means they can do both.
But for really long rides, you’ll want something a little more comfortable and a frame that will smooth out rougher road surfaces. For a bike that’ll offer a more comfortable position; look to go slightly shorter in the top tube and slightly taller in the head tube.
The more upright riding position will stave off fatigue for longer, reducing the chance of aches and pains. The wheelbase is usually longer too; the extra length will have the effect of making the handling more stable and less twitchy – ideal for keeping you on the road at the end of an epic ride when concentration is reduced.
We’ve chosen four bikes that fit the bill, but that all have individual design touches to offer a wide range of options.
on Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 5:30 am under Bikes & Cycling Gear, Gear, Triathlon Bike Reviews.
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