Thursday, 19 January 2012
Bicycle used in Olympic Triathlon
If you are just starting out in triathlon, then any bike will do so long as it has two wheels and brakes that work! Even a mountain bike will do, but generally people will compete on traditional-style racing bikes with drop handlebars. Everyone has their favorite bike, and we'd love it if you would share your favorite with us and other readers simply by filling in the form below.
There are many things to consider when choosing a bike, from the type of riding you do to the distances you will cover. Other things to add into the mix for you to think about are gears, wheels, bars, pedals, shows, saddles and tyres. And then once you’ve decided on all that, you need to make sure you get a bike that fits. Once you’ve got your bike and are clocking up the miles, you need to then look after it. And it helps if you know what to do if something goes wrong with it. If you’re new to cycling or have a new bike in a different style, you’ll also need to get used to how it handles and get your technical skills up to scratch.