WHY SHOULD I GET A TRIATHLON BIKE FITTING?
Getting your bike fitted is vital. As you know, we’re all different and so it’s essential that each bike you ride is properly adapted to fit not only how your body is formed but to achieve your most comfortable and most effective position.
A triathlon bike fit adds a new level of detail to the standard bike fit. We believe it’s even more important to get your bike set up just right if you’re putting your body through the ultimate test, like an ironman or triathlon.
THE TRIATHLON/IRONMAN SET UP
Let’s look at the bigger picture. In a triathlon or ironman race, you’ll be exerting your body in three different ways, and for varying lengths of time. So, you need to make sure that your bike section is not only speedy, but that your body is still strong enough for the run.
A good ironman bike set up will make sure that all of your key areas are prepared to give you the best race. From cleats to arm pads, we’ll work with you to find your best position. Using our Dartfish software and years of experience, our team can pinpoint the optimum triathlon bike fitting angles you need for a great race.
IS TRIATHLON BIKE FITTING WORTH IT?
OK, so you know what we’re going to say to this question: yes, it definitely is worth it. It would be like not warming up or not training before your race. If you don’t prepare, you won’t get the best out of your triathlon – or worse, you may injure yourself because of a bad triathlon bike position. And that would be bad news for your cycling career and your general movement.
A triathlon/ ironman bike fitting is the best thing you can do for a brilliant race.
WHAT SIZE TRIATHLON BIKE SHOULD I BUY?
When buying your bike for a triathlon or ironman, we recommend that you speak to an advisor at the store for the best advice. Like with a bike fitting, it’s all about your personal measurements and what works well for you. A triathlon bike is built for aerodynamics and speed, so the way the bike is set up will be very different from a road bike, for example.
But even once you’ve bought your perfect bike, it’s so crucial to make sure that you’re getting the most out of it. A professional bike fit is the best option for achieving your greatest time and power levels.
THE BIKE TAILOR TRIATHLON BIKE SET UP
If you book a bike fitting with The Bike Tailor, we’ll find your ideal triathlon bike fit measurements and make adjustments to your bike. After our session together, we’ll send you an email confirming your measurements. You’ll also get a free follow-up session within 3 months of your first appointment. What’s not to love?
OK, I’M CONVICED! CAN YOU DO A TRIATHLON BIKE FITTING NEAR ME?
To find out our triathlon bike fitting costs, and to get the best advice for your bike in the UK or Europe, contact us for a chat!