What exactly is a triathlon bike?
Also known as TT bikes (time trial), triathlon bikes have a distinct frame design that changes the rider's position. Probably the most notable characteristic of a triathlon bike is its steep seat angle; these bikes put the rider in an aerodynamic position that helps them ride in a more streamlined way.
What are the best Dolan triathlon bike features?
The Dolan TR1 Triathlon Bike is a fully customisable build that has been developed by the experts at Dolan Bikes and the best professional triathletes in the world. This bike is perfect for beginners and professional riders alike and comes with features such as a full carbon lightweight frameset, all internal cable routing for ease of use and a collection of additional extras.
This modern frame incorporates the latest technology with a view of bringing a closer relationship between the rider and the build. The ergonomic design also pushes comfort to the forefront, so you can focus on the challenge at hand. Find out more about the TR1, its geometry and our size guide here.
What is special about a triathlon bike?
Triathlon bikes are specially designed and built with triathlon competitions in mind. That means that the seat tubing is steeper, the angle of the seat is different and the body of the bike itself is built with the performance of the rider as its main priority. On a triathlon bike, your hips sit forward, putting less pressure on the hamstrings while cycling.
What is the difference between a triathlon bike and a road bike?
The main difference between both bikes is that road bikes feature a classic drop bar, whereas a triathlon bike features a base bar and other extensions to the frame.
Do triathlon bikes have gears?
Can you use any bike for a triathlon?
Although you can use different types of bikes for triathlon races, triathlon bikes are built specifically with racing in mind, making them a better choice overall, especially for amateur professional triathletes.