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2013-08-22 7:48 AM

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Subject: Optimum aero hydration
MY race is this Sunday & I'm only now thinking about this. I confess, I probably spent more time on my roadie than TT bike this year than I should have.

For an olympic, what would you say is more "aero": A profile aero bottle between the aerobars or one/two standard water bottle cages on the frame? If it's the former, I will remove the frame water cages. FWIW, I ride a Trek TTX.

Yeah I know, it's a real beginner's questions. Thanks for your thoughts.

2013-08-22 7:57 AM
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It won't matter.
2013-08-22 8:02 AM
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Take one of those cages and zip tie them horizontally between the aero extension bars.
2013-08-22 8:07 AM
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At this point, go with whichever is easier for you to manage.
2013-08-22 8:56 AM
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Subject: RE: Optimum aero hydration
At this point, I'd suggest running whichever will allow you to hydrate easiest.

I wouldn't run more than one bottle on the frame if you go that route though... unless you need a ton of water.

A Torpedo mount would be best, but I wouldn't change to that if you aren't used to it this close to the race.
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