Bikes specialized for triathlon, as well as track and time trial bicycles, are the most common options when it comes to buying one for a triathlon. However, determining what type of bike you want is only the first step. Choosing a bike that is the right size will reduce the risk of injury and make long trips during the triathlon more comfortable. The bike frame you choose will depend in part if you are looking for a track bike, specialized for triathlon or competition against the clock. The pictures of the bicycles are measured in centimeters.
Triathlon and Time Trial Competition
Time trial and triathlon bicycles are designed to perform better in flat and straight conditions. As a general rule, use the following data on sizes if you are looking to buy a triathlon bike or race against the clock. If you measure between 5 feet and 5 feet with 3 inches in height, look for a 49 to 50 cm bike. If you measure between 5 feet with 3 inches at 5 feet with 6 inches, buy a bicycle from 51 to 52 cm. For 5 feet with 6 inches to 5 feet with 9, look for a bicycle from 53 to 54 cm. If you measure between 5 feet and 9 inches at 6 feet, look first for a bicycle between 55 and 56 cm. If you are between 6 feet tall and 6 feet tall with 3, consider a 57 to 58 cm bike. If you measure between 6 feet with 3 inches at 6 feet with 6, look for a bicycle of 60 to 61 cm.
Track bikes are the best ones to ride hills, curves and travel in groups. If you are buying a track bike, use the following data on sizes as a guide. If you measure between 4 feet with 10 inches at 5 feet high, look for a bike from 47 to 48 cm. Starting at 5 feet tall and 5 feet with 3 inches, look for a 49 to 50 cm bike. If you measure between 5 feet with 3 inches at 5 feet with 6, buy a bike from 51 to 53 cm. For 5 feet with 6 inches to 5 feet with 9, look for a bike from 54 to 55 cm. If you measure between 5 feet and 9 inches at 6 feet, look first for a 56 to 58 cm bike. If you measure between 6 feet tall and 6 feet with 3 inches, consider a bike from 58 to 60 cm. If you measure between 6 feet with 3 inches at 6 feet with 6, look for a bike from 61 to 63 cm.
Adjustments and other factors
Bicycle manufacturers measure their bikes differently. Therefore, a 56cm bicycle in a brand can vary from a 56cm bicycle in another. That makes it essential to consider any bike you are going to buy. In addition, try the bike you choose, which differ from the appropriate box to be searched. Go with a specialized technician to adjust the bike to suit your driving style, the biomechanics of your body and also adjust according to the injuries you have had as well as other factors, such as flexibility, advises Tom Holland, author of "The 12-Week Triathlete."Being properly adjusted will help you prevent overuse injuries and improve the efficiency of your bike.
Consider the status of your bank account when buying a bike and choosing a frame size. comfort and preference Always test the bike model you are going to buy to make sure the bike feels good for you If the bike does not fit with you, do not buy it, advises the triathlete Ray Fauteux. It adapts to your capacity and style, and disconnect from the talk about which bike is lighter, with the highest technology or which is better.When you find a bike that suits you, like when you find a pair of shoes that they feel good, hold on to it, even if that means training or going around on another bike, advises Fauteux.