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Adapting Road Bike for Time Trial(3 posts)

Adapting Road Bike for Time TrialCzMike
Jun 13, 2001 8:47 PM
Doing my first time trial soon (40 k). Have been trying to adapt my old (spare) down-tube shifter road bike for tt use. Have added aerobars and am hunting for the best positioning of the seat height and pitch relative to laying out on the aerobars. Can't find much help on the net. Any good sites or good advice? What is optimal positioning of the bars in the first instance? I'm understanding I should move the seat forward and tilt the horn down. Would I be better served just adding aerobars to my current bike for the tt and leave everything else set as I normally ride? Any help or insight greatly appreciated.
i just did my first TT alsoclimbo
Jun 14, 2001 7:01 AM
as you may have read down below. I put the aerobars on my regular road bike and left my seat where it was because it felt comfortable. After doing the TT I would probably move it forward a little next time. Tilting it down didn't seem to matter as my aerobars were quite high up compared to a normal TT bike. I just made the bars fit my riding as best as I could and went for it. If you have a spare bike then it might be worth adapting it so you can leave it for TT's. Good luck.
TT Setup on a Road BikeJon Billheimer
Jun 14, 2001 10:04 AM
Try John Cobb is THE authority on aerodynamics, rider position, etc. There is a lot of good info. to help you with your setup, etc.