BIKE FIT­TING

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - T1 -

Typ­i­cally cost­ing be­tween $150 and $300, a bike fit is worth its weight in gold. “A good bike fit­ter will op­ti­mize your po­si­tion for com­fort and per­for­mance and give you tips on body po­si­tion and pedal stroke. In most cases, you’ll get some body po­si­tion charts and mea­sure­ments to take away, so that you can set up a sec­ond bike with sim­i­lar ge­om­e­try.”

PROP­ERLY PLACED HY­DRA­TION

All the time spent get­ting a bike fit and op­ti­miz­ing your po­si­tion lose their ben­e­fit if you have to con­stantly shuf­fle around to get hy­dra­tion and nu­tri­tion in. “Reach­ing around to get bot­tles, gels, salt, etc. are all ex­am­ples of break­ing aero and will slow you down. Smart ath­letes will tape gels to their top tubes, sneak salt tablets into their aero bars and get a hy­dra­tion sys­tem that fits well into the frame and al­lows for easy ac­cess.”

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