triathlon wheelsTriathlon wheels
The choice of the frame
In case you are a beginner pick a classic road bike. Its design frame makes it possible to possess an advanced position which is comfortable. The aluminium frame is the most common material on an entry-level to mid-range bikes. In case the biker uses carbon frame that will be more rigid and yield a good energy output.
For more experienced competitors the choice is an aero road bike with very wide and profiled tubes on the frame. It enhances a very leaning forward position in increase aerodynamics. However, this bike will be heavier with reduced comfort compared to a road bike.
The speed choice will depend on the time trial bike. It has a revealing geometry and good aerodynamics. It is a frame with more emphasised seat tube angle and low seat post and a hanger. The wind-cheating wheels reduce drag and help a cyclist ride faster.
Disc brakes in triathlon bike
Aerodynamics is the main constituent of triathlon bikes. Generally, triathlon courses are flat with very few hills. Reducing aerodynamic drag is of paramount importance to triathletes as it means reduced effort to sustain speed.
· The aerodynamic drag is enhanced.
· The weight is increased.
· The braking performance is not increased.
· The braking power is superb.
· Easy to adjust and maintain.
· The lifespan of the wheels is increased.
· The stiffness is also increased.
Due to the dangers presented by using a disc wheel on the road, front disc wheels are prohibited in road cycling and triathlon.