Fast On A Budget

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published May 24, 2012
  • Updated Oct 31, 2014 at 4:38 PM UTC

Forward Thinking

Triathletes racing on road bikes almost always creep to the tip of the saddle when riding in the aerobars. This is because lowering the body onto aerobars constricts the hips, which interferes with key muscle groups. If you race triathlon on a road bike, get a forward-oriented seat post that moves the saddle under your body’s preferred position, mimicking the key feature of triathlon-specific geometry.

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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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