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Adjusting Your Pedal Float

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photoThe correct cleat orientation and float for a rider is dependent on their individual foot, pedaling mechanics, and cleat position.

Member Question: Bike Frame Differences

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photoDoes a degree or two difference between two frames(head and/or seat tube) really make that much of a difference when it comes to fit?

Member Question: Comparing and Test Riding Bikes

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photoI am in the market for a new road bike, at several local bike stores I will test ride several bikes. Other than basic fit and components, how should I compare them while doing a test ride?

Member Question: Cleat Position

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photoHow do I know if my cleats need to be adjusted? And how do you know in which direction to adjust them? I have been having medial knee pain and edema but my LBS says the cleat placement is fine.

Member Questions: Getting a Good Bike Fit

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photoWe are often asked the question, "What size frame should I buy" and the answer is “it depends”. I know that’s not the answer you want to hear, but hopefully the following will shed some more light.

Member Question: Ironman Wisconsin Bike Optimization

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photoShould I remove the PD Jammers bars and ride it as is, set-up for riding in the drops and hoods? Should I run my Easton Orion II wheels or my Hed Jet60 C2's for IMWI?

Member Question: Wrist Pain on Base Bars

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photoWhen I ride my triathlon bike and spend a lot of time on the base bars vs. the aerobars, I have been getting a lot of pain in my left wrist lately. Is there some adjustment I can make?

VIDEO: Changing a Flat Tire - (in about one minute)

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photoThis video will go through everything you need to know to change your flat tire. See one being changed in about a minute - no reason to lose a lot of time on race day if you practiced.

Member Question: Using the Profile Design Fast Forward Seat Post

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photoWould it be a simple and advisable to swap back and forth between the road seat post with no aero bars and the tri seat post with aero bars?

Member Question: Component Upgrade Priority on a Custom Frame

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photoI am in the process of buying my first tri bike. Because of my size my fitter suggested buying a custom frame but then I have an infinite number of choices for components, wheels, aerobars, etc.

Member Question: Wheelset Upgrade for Ironman Lake Placid

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photoI have Bontrager Race Lite wheels. I was looking into renting Zipp 303's or 404's for race day for Ironman Lake Placid. What time will I save?

VIDEO: Bicycle Brake Adjustments

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photoAre your brakes not slowing you down enough? Are your wheels rubbing on them? This video will cover the basics on adjusting your own bicycle brakes.

Member Question: Tight Hamstring on the Bike

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photoI can run and swim with no problems but when I get on the bike my hamstring starts to tighten up. I had my bike fitted in January and the problem seemed fine until I got out on the roads recently.

Member Question: High Mileage Bike Maintenance

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photoI have about 9k miles on my bike, what needs to be done, checked or replaced to be sure it is in tip-top shape? I'm racing IM Canada this summer.

Member Question: Cannondale Synapse or Specialized Dolce?

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photoI'm not sure if one of these models is better, both are from 2009 aluminum/carbon combinations. I realize this is a difficult question but any thoughts as which bike is better for a woman?
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