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road bike vs tri bike (Read 23 times)


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    I have only a trip bike that I train and race with.  A friend of mine is giving me his road bike (trek).  I am thinking of putting it on my indoor trainer and using it instead of tri bike (while on trainer).  If I  put some aero bars...do you think that would be good for indoor training?  Plus i wouldn't have to swap out my bike to go outside.

    Fitness/weight goals for 2014

     

    1) STAY INJURY FREE!!!

    2) Get to 189 lbs by the end of July 2014...and stay there (as of 4-25-14 was at 203 lbs)

    3) Complete Ironman Chattanooga in under 14 hours

    4) Break 4 hours in a stand alone marathon (Goal race=Rocket City 12/13/14)

    5) 4,500 total overall miles for the year:

             Swim: 100 miles

             Bike: 3,000 miles

             Run: 1,400 miles

      I have only a trip bike that I train and race with.  A friend of mine is giving me his road bike (trek).  I am thinking of putting it on my indoor trainer and using it instead of tri bike (while on trainer).  If I  put some aero bars...do you think that would be good for indoor training?  Plus i wouldn't have to swap out my bike to go outside.

       

      It all comes down to time in the saddle, right?  I have a road bike with tri bars fitted on it.  That's all I have for riding and racing other than a mountain bike.  The tri bars will be fine but realize that you probably won't be able to replicate the aggressive drop/fit of a tri bike.  You'll be good.

        Yes, for a trainer, a 2nd bike is great.  It doesn't have to be a tri bike to be a great bike for a trainer.  The beauty of the trainer is having the constant watts and effort without the coasting along the roads.

        You don't need a tri bike to put in solid effort.

        Cheers,

        2018 Goals:

        #1: Do what I can do (250+ training days, 300+ aerobic hours).

        #2: Race shape - BUILD aerobic base

        #3: Race (Cincinnati MiniMarathon - 3/18, Grand Rapids 70.3 Tri - 6/10, Ironman Florida - 11/2)