Beginner Triathlete - Bike Tech by FitWerx articles

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photoHint: It's not a one-person job
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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?
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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?
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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.
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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.
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photoWhat kind of time difference would one expect in changing from a road bike with aerobars to a tri bike with aerobars over a HIM distance if using the same wheelset?
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photoWhat is your opinion on cleat position? Is there a general rule that you follow when you first fit an athlete?
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photoMany things will influence your triathlon bike position, but if you are forced to set your position up on your own, there are several overall guidelines that should help.
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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?
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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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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.
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photoHow often should you have a bike tune up and what should be included? Is it unreasonable to expect a refitting as part of the tune up?
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photoWhen I switch one wheelset for another, the rear derailleur needs to be adjusted because the rear wheel on each holds the cassette in a different position. Where do I start?
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photoI have a Specialized Allez Elite road bike with aero bars. It has the stock seatpost. I am interested in changing the seat post to one that is more forward. What would I look for?
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photoI went in for a fitting because I had been having chronic stabbing pain in my shoulder/neck whenever I ride for more than 30 minutes. I'm planning a half Ironman this summer, any help for this?
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