Beginner Triathlete - Bike Tech by FitWerx articles

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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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photoI'm considering a road frame buildup, what considerations should I take into account when swapping all of my components from my current setup to a new frame?
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photoI cannot get comfortable without the nose of the saddle being tilted down. I have tried many different seats and had two professional fittings, but still have excessive numbness and discomfort.
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photoOn my road bike after 45 minutes, I develop pain between my shoulder blades. It still persists unless I am on my tri bike.
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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 bought a new road bike in April and want to know how to properly maintain it during the season when I'm riding often and during the off season.
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photoI own both a road bike and a tri bike. I am wondering which bike I should be riding during off season training, or does it matter?
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photoMy back wheel needs to be trued up. It has a slight side-to-side wobble, and I feel at times like I'm going to lose control when I ride. Is this something that I should only trust to my LBS to do?
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photoIs gear overlap from the big to small ring a consideration? Will the ratio increment of the compact setup be very beneficial to my riding?
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photoWhat are the essential mechanical/maintenance skills that I as someone who rides a bike should learn how to do myself?
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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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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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photoIs it more important to be as steep as you can go and uncomfortable, or be in a more comfortable position and sacrifice some aerodynamics?
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photoHow do you determine VO2 max for cycling? I have my HR zones from a time trial, but don't know how to get VO2 max out of that.
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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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