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2013-09-13 2:31 PM
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Subject: RE: If money were not an issue, which TT bike would you choose?
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If money was truly no issue, then I would be talking to one of the Formula One race teams to design and build something from the ground up.  Might hire some former NASA engineers as consultants.  Would have them work with one of the tire companies to make a custom tire to work with the bike design.  All that would be followed by hours in a wind tunnel working on fit, helmet design, clothing, etc.

If I had to keep the budget to something less than seven or eight figures, then I'd probably settle for a Cannondale Slice RS.

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We have a winner! Now that's thinking out of the box. (Not the Cannondale thought).


2013-09-13 4:02 PM
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Here ya all go, clean up the drool when you're done:

[url] http://www.trismarter.com/gear/11-triathlon-bikes-you-probably-cant...

Do notice that the Cervelo is the low end bike here...
2013-09-15 10:13 AM
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Illicito built up with Campy and HED wheels.
2013-09-15 11:12 PM
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The Felt is sexy, but I'd get the setup that works the best for me in the tunnel and proven on the course. Most bikes will perform similarly.
2013-09-16 12:31 AM
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Subject: RE: If money were not an issue, which TT bike would you choose?
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Originally posted by RedCorvette

If money was truly no issue, then I would be talking to one of the Formula One race teams to design and build something from the ground up.  Might hire some former NASA engineers as consultants.  Would have them work with one of the tire companies to make a custom tire to work with the bike design.  All that would be followed by hours in a wind tunnel working on fit, helmet design, clothing, etc.

If I had to keep the budget to something less than seven or eight figures, then I'd probably settle for a Cannondale Slice RS.

Mark

 

 

We have a winner! Now that's thinking out of the box. (Not the Cannondale thought).

Maybe.  the bike companies have all of this research and data already. They use it to make a bike that is a series of compromises between cost and effectiveness given a wide set of riders.

I would just go to a bike company and say "Build me a completely custom version of your best bike" or something to that effect.  As long as money is no object, bike companies would happily undertake this endeavor.  You can probably still clear the deal for less than 6 figures, too.

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