AERO ROAD MA­CHINE

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - SWIM BIKE RUN TRANSITION - BY KEVIN MACKIN­NON

Many triath­letes have a cou­ple of bikes – a road bike for the days they’re head­ing out with a group or when they are out on a big tour and their tri-ma­chine for aero-train­ing and rac­ing. Se­ri­ous triath­letes will typ­i­cally spend more money on their tri frame and aero wheels for rac­ing, since that’s where their likely to see the most ben­e­fit of spend­ing their cash. Many coaches, like my­self, en­cour­age their ath­letes to spend as much time as pos­si­ble on their tri bikes to hone in on their aero po­si­tion and for train­ing speci­ficity. But that ap­proach is get­ting a bit mud­dled these days. The ad­vent of draft-le­gal rac­ing for the sprint triathlon on the world level has sud­denly re­quired a new piece of equip­ment for su­per-se­ri­ous short-course age groupers – a road bike that will per­form as well as their tri bike in draft-le­gal sit­u­a­tions.

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