The Bike Tailor’s tips for aero on a budget – with 220 Triathlon

Can you get more aero on a budget?

Our pals at 220 Triathlon magazine are running an article in their May 2021 edition; their aim is to dispel the myth that being aero involves costly wheels and drag-cheating frames. 

We gave them a helping hand, testing wallet-friendly ways to become more aerodynamic on the bike stage of a race. To do this, we grabbed an experienced triathlon guinea pig and headed to Silverstone Sports Engineering Hub.

The perfect fit

So, according to our very own Stephen Roche, where should you begin the aero process? 

Well, firstly it has a lot to do with your position. A couple of centimetres will skim precious seconds, sometimes even minutes, off the race. Not only that, but the test subject we used, Tomos (who is targeting his first Olympic distance triathlon this year) actually reported back after our trial, that he had fewer sore spots and less fatigue after the smallest of adjustments.

What else did we do? Check out the article at 220 Triathlon to find out! You can subscribe to the magazine here.

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