Pro Transition Tricks: Save Seconds By Setting Your Bike Like A Pro

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Mar 26, 2012
  • Updated Aug 24, 2012 at 12:36 PM UTC
Mellisa Rollison hides an Effetto Mariposa inflator behind her front hydration system. Photo: Aaron Hersh

Bring a one-shot tire repair inflator and hide it

Melissa Rollison, 2011 Ironman 70.3 world champion, uses electrical tape to attach an Effetto Mariposa sealant-and-inflator unit between her elbow pads. By stacking it behind her hydration system, she is able to hide it from the wind effectively. Rachel McBride brings a Vittoria Pitstop inflator can tire sealant canister by taping it to her top tube right in front of her seatpost.

Do it yourself: These handy do-it-all tire repair tools are the fastest way to repair a flat and get back on the road. They don’t work on every flat or inflate the tire back to 120 PSI, but they work for most tubular punctures. Tape one to your bike and shield it from the wind by placing it in front of your seatpost or behind a front hydration system.

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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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