How much speed does a TT bike add?
In general you will see a 1.5 mph – 2 mph boost in speed between a TT and a road bike… assuming the rider is using regular shorts, jersey and helmet along with no aero wheels. Most of that is due to the differing rider position (i.e. more aero).
Are TT bikes really faster?
A tri or TT bike is noticeably faster than a road bike once your average or effective speed (your pace + wind speed) gets above about 20mph. There are 2 reasons why a tri/TT bike is faster: #1 aerobars, #2 aero wheels. Roadbikes can use aero wheels.
Is it worth getting a TT bike?
Triathlon bikes are almost worthless outside of triathlon and time trialing. They’re not as safe, as comfortable, or as easy to handle as a road bike. … In fact, you can still be pretty competitive on a road bike with some solid training and coaching.
How much faster is TT bike in Zwift?
The list below is essentially a simplified, flat-race-focused version of our complete Zwift Shopping Guide.
Fastest TT Frames.
|Level||Fastest Frame||Time Savings|
|1||Zwift TT (Free)||0s|
|10||Specialized Shiv (710,000) or Shiv S-Works (852,000)||18s|
|15||Cervelo P5 (710,000)||25s|
|18||Specialized Shiv Disc (994,000)||30s|
Why are TT bikes heavier?
Heavier. A time trial bike is typically 1-2kg heavier than a road bike. This is because the main focus is making a time trial bike more aerodynamic rather than lightweight. TT frames tend to be heavier because of bigger ‘aerofoils’ and bigger frames.
Can I use a TT bike as a road bike?
You can’t use it in road or crit races and they’re frowned on in Sportives. Less safe in traffic too cos of the more head down position. Realistically, even at club level it doesn’t make much difference to times, I’ve seen plenty of people on £4000 TT bikes put in slower times than guys on regular road bikes.
What is a good time for a 10 mile TT?
What is a good time for a 10 mile TT? A ten mile time trial can taken anything between 17.20 (over 34 mph) and 40 minutes. A good target for a fit club cyclist is to break 24 minutes on a standard quiet course.
Why are tri bikes heavier?
A triathlon bike is heavier than a road bike by 2- 4 lbs or 1 to 2 kg. The reason is that the aim is to make a triathlon bike more aerodynamic rather than lightweight as it is in road bikes. The triathlon bikes come with bigger aerofoils and bigger frames than the road bike.