Balancing Aerodynamics And Power In Your Triathlon Bike Fit

  • By Aaron Ross
  • Published May 13, 2013
  • Updated Jun 17, 2015 at 5:06 PM UTC
Photo: Aaron Hersh

Key 3: Focus on posture.
For some triathletes, flattening the back and turtling the head downward can make a big difference. This change frequently saves athletes drag equivalent to as much as 90 seconds in an Olympic-distance race. These tweaks can make a position more demanding, so try them on the road and see if your hips feel impinged or breathing constricted. Practice this posture during every ride. After a month of acclimation, it might become your secret weapon.

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