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Quel

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Re: Position
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2011, 08:29:44 AM »
So its mostly just overall weakness keeping me slower.  No more excuses. Damn.  :D   

Racer Ex

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Re: Position
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2011, 10:23:20 PM »
If possible, I'd slide the arm rests and extensions back 1-2cm's, but overall it's not bad. Need to work on the helmet though...there's an adjustment in the Giro2 that will let you tilt it back a bit on your head...pretty big gap there.

Quel

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Re: Position
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2011, 10:06:20 AM »
Thanks.

I'm beginning to think I need to try some other helmets.  That is adjusted so that it's all the way, and I've been getting into a habit of pushing it up on my forehead while riding to get it to my back, which is bad/distracting/wasteful. 

EDR

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Re: Position
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2011, 11:52:29 AM »
Thanks.

I'm beginning to think I need to try some other helmets.  That is adjusted so that it's all the way, and I've been getting into a habit of pushing it up on my forehead while riding to get it to my back, which is bad/distracting/wasteful.


Learning to turtle then work on head discipline will help.  If don't turtle my Giro will sit like yours does.  I've got to the point were it's become a natural position for me but I had to work at it. 


FWIW helmets are pretty tricky, Ex had me try several helmets in my position and we found that a helmet that was fast on him and his position wasn't as fast on me and my position.  The Giro Ad2 is a fast helmet but it doesn't ventilate well at all.  I'm thinking of giving up some aero advantage and going with the new Specialized helmet just to keep my head cool.  But then I also ride a lot of TTs in 90+ degree weather.

Quel

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Re: Position
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2012, 01:55:11 PM »
I'm going to update this sometime next week maybe.  Coming up on the first race of the season and I've made some minor changes from the above.  New helmet and bars, plus a slightly different saddle so I've got the fore/aft a little bit different. 

Am messing with stuff as dumb as seat height.  I think I've been a little too high.  Some slight uncertainty with work right now, so I'm waiting to lay out the $300+ for the fit I want to go get:).

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Re: Position
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2012, 09:05:01 AM »
Here is how mine ended up.  As with my road bike I came down front and back about 9mm (not as much as my stupid high road bike, but some).  I have not ridden it yet... just got the adjusted bike back yesterday.


This is just how mine looks.  How it ends up is very much dependent on your flexibility and what you are trying to do.  A 40k TT fit is for an hour, tri guys usually need to be a bit less aggressive.


« Last Edit: April 08, 2012, 09:07:02 AM by Herbie53 »
Sadly this is bike racing and not everyone gets a pony.

Quel

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Re: Position
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2012, 12:31:11 PM »
Call me old fashion, but I like to actually grip my handlebars :).

Looks good though.  I'm thinking I will try to do the two ABRT TT's this year.