TT on road bike

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by shming123, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. shming123

    shming123 New Member

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    do any of you just have regular road bikes that you use for time trials? What is neccessary to have? (besides aero bars). Is there anything that needs to be done to the bike/handlebars so that the aerobars work/fit? And also what is Criterium racing? also, for the different types of trainers, what are those rollers and how do you use them? thanks.
     
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  2. ed073

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    -aerodynamic bars...as low as you can get 'em but still being able to breathe, see, pedal etc.
    -aero wheels. Rear disc would be ideal.
    -skinsuit
    -aero helmet
    -shoe covers

    Criteriums are circuit races over a set distance or time. Each lap is generally around 1km in length but can vary.

    Rollers are different to trainers as there is no resistance. Rollers are generally used for warm-ups only.
     
  3. shming123

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    thanks, and for those rollers, how is the bike held upright?
     
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    That's part of the benefit of rollers. You keep yourself up by the motion of the wheels, just like riding down the road except you're stationary. You have to be focused because if you let the bike wander even a little, you fall off the roller. It helps train you to use a smoothe pedalling motion. It's much easier to control that way.

    The bike rides on 3 rolling cylinders: 2 on one wheel, and one on the other. Your job is to stay balanced. You can get off the bike and lift it up and take it outside for a ride if you want to. There is nothing attached from the bike to the rollers.
     
  5. ed073

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    ........balance
     
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    Not so much balance as gyroscopic forces. The faster one goes the more stable the bike becomes.
     
  7. ed073

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    that is true, thank you Sir Isaac!! :D
     
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    crits are also VERY VERY fast and violent..
     
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