Set Up Your Bike Like The Pros

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Jul 22, 2011
  • Updated Jul 22, 2011 at 3:30 PM UTC
Photo: Delly Carr/

Jarrod Shoemaker

Photo: Delly Carr/

“Making sure that everything on your bike is working properly before race day. I see a lot of people showing up to races with derailleurs out of line, loose handlebars and dirty chains. Your bike should reflect the way you want to race. Do you want to be clean and fast or dirty and slow? Take your bike to a mechanic or clean it yourself. It will help you go faster on race day and make you look that much cooler.”

Jarrod is a 2008 Olympian, won the 2010 ITU World Championship Series race in Hamburg and was on the cover of a Wheaties box.

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at

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