Bike Upgrades - Money Well Spent?

author : Coach AJ
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Question:

"I've started training for an Olympic triathlon next spring. I have a 6 year old steel frame race bike that cost about $350. I can cycle 40km in about 1h20min - 1h30min (not in a tri-race, just cycling that distance)  Any ideas about what type of time gain would I get from a tri-bike if I have about $1400 to spend?  Same question if I only upgraded my bike with an aero bar and a set of new wheels for about $400-$500."

Answer:

Getting the most out of your investment, whether it’s your time or money, is key. So when it comes to triathlon, the largest investment we make, in both terms, comes in the bike. Looking at ways to get faster, while considering a budget, is a bind for most triathletes. But there are several ways to attain that free speed while still being able to make your monthly mortgage. The most important upgrade may just surprise you. [.....]

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date: January 1, 2006

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Coach AJ

USAT Level 1 Coach
"My coaching philosophy can be summed up in two words: listening and balance. By combining these two elements I feel I can help each athlete achieve their full potential."

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"My coaching philosophy can be summed up in two words: listening and balance. By combining these two elements I feel I can help each athlete achieve their full potential."

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