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The Ultimate tri bike?

ZacniciZacnici Posts: 1,385
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The Ultimate tri bike?




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    sfullersfuller Posts: 628
    No, its not red.
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    jon_gjon_g Posts: 318
    or carbon fibre.....
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    BritspinBritspin Posts: 1,655
    Could be carbon tho...the lack of chain concerns me..
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    BopomofoBopomofo Posts: 980
    Hmmm.... does a nice job of isolating the steering from the bit where the stresses are, although that main beam would need to be bloody strong.

    And there's the problem. I think to fit in with current elite rules the tubes have to be circular - I'm sure somebody can correct me. Also, there's another rule about the crank being forwards of the seat position... that's why you don't see recumbents being raced.

    So far as I know, the 'feet forwards' rule applies to all BTA events, so not just for the elites but also for the rest of us.

    I saw a weird bike in the London to Brighton ride recently. It looked almost like a folding bike... conventional geometry but with a cross shaped frame. It had really small (like maybe 22") thin wheels, a triple chain set and a geared hub (must have had about 90 gears!), with a racing seat and tri bars. It was clearly an expensive bit of kit and looked like it would be able to climb a cliff just as well as hit 60kph on the flat.

    I didn't see it go up the infamous Ditchling Beacon, but heard reports that the guy flew up on it. Somebody mentioned it was a specific hill climbing bike. I've never heard of such a thing.... anyone else?

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