Set Up Your Bike Like The Pros

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Jul 22, 2011
  • Updated Jul 22, 2011 at 3:30 PM UTC
Photo: Paul Phillips

Kyle Pawlaczyk

When you disassemble your bike for travel, make sure to carefully mark your seatpost, handlebars and anything else that may have to come apart. Consider making a “fit sheet” with your bike fit measurements, which will allow you to double-check your setup when you arrive at the race site. I also like to put my pedals, tools, and other small parts into a single “parts box” along with my bike to keep everything I need to re-assemble my bike is in one place.

If you fly with your bike often, learn how to properly pack your bike and invest in a good bike travel case. A lot of damage to bikes can be prevented if the bike is properly packed and sufficiently protected.

Kyle is a 2nd year pro focusing on Ironman and 70.3 races. He is a columnist for Beginner Triathlete.

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Aaron Hersh

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