Tri Specific Components
There are a multitude of components which have to come together to make a great triathlon bike and you can easily upgrade or replace different aspects of your cycle as you go along if you want to improve your ability to perform during training or when you take part in a serious competition. Triathlon bike pedals may not sound like the most important component on a bike but they can make a big difference, particularly as you will be exerting yourself to get them turning at a decent lick. Triathlon pedals can allow you to clip in your footwear for added stability and security, with brands like Shimano also giving you the ability to release yourself from the pedals in an instant.
A triathlon saddle is another key component of your bike and companies like Vitesse are always improving the technology that is available to riders. Titanium rails, advanced foam or gel padding and carbon constructions are all features to look for in a triathlon saddle. You also need to consider whether the design features a cut-out, flex channel or solid blueprint, because this can determine the flexibility and longevity of the component. Tri bars are the third component which your body will be in constant contact with after the pedals and saddle. As such tri bars need to give you a variety of positioning options, with aerobars allowing you to keep your body forward an in as aerodynamic position as possible. You might also like the option to easily access the top bar during climbs.