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Can anybody tell me if a road or TT bike would be best for outlaw? I have a cheap road bike at the minute but wanted to upgrade to either TT or road.
I have never used a TT bike before. ive been using the clip ons since I started in March.
I want to start entering time trials and carry on with triathlons.
I dont ride with a club so I dont see that as a problem even if i satrted I could just use my current bike. I plan on taking a little bit longer to decided and hopefully try some options.
Will you wear a pointy helmet? They are worth more speed than TT bike and considerably cheaper.
Can you hold the TT position for 6 hours? (flexibility and fatness)Can you afford two bikes?Do you expect to ride over 7-hours? (could be embarassing on a TT)
I would rather spend my money on a decent road bike first than a TT which is less comfortable, less use, more maintenance etc.
A properly fitted TT bike should be no less comfortable than a road bike.
The Outlaw bike course is well suited to a TT bike.
Thinking the TT bike might win. I will get a fitting booked and see what they recommend.
my TT bike is way more comfy than my road bike.. which is why I often commute on it (24 miles each way). The outlaw course is flat so I will be using my TT bike. See you there. I do agree though, if you are going to be chasing the cut off you will look a bit of a prune on a £5k TT bike. All the gear and no idea will be the unsung chant of the crowd along the edges of transition...
I am looking for somthing around 6 hours
I wondered what everyone was chanting PSC
Jason - then a TT bike will be fine... and will be quicker than a roadie.
PSC wrote (see)
LOL Dusty... Jason - then a TT bike will be fine... and will be quicker than a roadie.
Unless you are really fat and have to spread your knees around your gut on a TT bike when bent over! Seriously not everyone finds the TT position that comfy for 6 hours.
If you are thin and flexible then it is fine.
Think i will try and give one a try somtime over the next few months.
raleigh burner for me
I was thinking the one with a built in motor