Tri Bar Advice



  • TR -  you'd be better off with a shopping basket on the front wouldn't you!!!!!!   image
  • TRTR ✭✭✭

    mel - nice one, you're a good egg. I'll start with no spacers and see how it goes.

    Doozer - great idea, I dont have one, but do have the nifty half moon shaped reflectors still on the wheels that the bike shop fit, I could get some spokey dokeys for the NF too. Good job you can swim and bike faster than I can. 

  • Most people run quicker than me anyway. That's why I'm going to take up time trialing properly next year.
  • TRTR ✭✭✭

    You're not a bad runner - you were going along pretty well at Ballbuster.

    There's no way I'll be able to keep up with you in the swim and bike. I just meant you wouldnt want some lummox on a bike with a shopping basket pedalling after you.

  • TRTR ✭✭✭
    30mm of spacers moved to above the bars. The drop is about 2 inches at tops. I'll see how it goes, and adjust the drop as necessary.
  • TRTR ✭✭✭

    90 mins on teh turbo today, felt good with lower bars, I'll put the aero bars on at the weekend.

    Where does teh computer go now though ? theres elbow pads in the way.

  • will it fit on the stem
  • You can get computer mounts TR not expensive and attach either to the aerobars or the handlebars to give more room
  • i use one of these little things

    fits on the tribars and pokes in to the space between them. you could probably make a low tech one with some tape and a cork!

    you can also get mounts that go in the centre

  • Exactly Gertie image
  • TRTR ✭✭✭
    cool thanks, so I just need something that puts teh computer between the bars, Recokn I can fabricate one with a bit of broom handle for now.
  • TRTR ✭✭✭
    BTW, WH - biking up Portsdown hill y'day evening in a pirate suit ? never seen a pirate round my way before.
  • aye nice little warm up before going over butser
  • TRTR ✭✭✭

    Tri bars are on and felt pretty comfy - raised the saddle a few more mm as I felt too low. Had to move the elbow pads to the wider setting, cos I've got wide shoulders.

    Managed to fix the computer to the top of the stem too.

    Just freed up the brakes and changed the brake pads, I can descend Harting hill in confidence again now.

    Happy days.

  • Just got my Aero Bar and elbow pads, should these be fitted parallel to the ground or slightly inclined up?
  • TRTR ✭✭✭
    mine had no adjustment
  • s'ok, sorted now thanks image

  • Wow, takes some getting used to those Aero bars and the sensitivity of how the steering becomes with small movements. Found a little un-nerving on downhill long decents, will have another go tomorrow.


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