Why are TT bikes heavier?

Does weight matter on a TT bike?

The short answer is NO. Weight of a TT bike (within reason) does not matter at all. The longer answer is that on any course that is not an average of a 10% uphill the aerodynamics will trump the weight by a wide margin.

How heavy is a TT bike?

The weight of a TT triathlon bike is around 20 Lbs (pounds) or 9 Kg while ranging from 18 to 21Lbs, or 8 to 9.5 KG. We can also conclude that a TT triathlon bike is heavier than a road bike.

Does a TT bike make a difference?

This new position was a substantial 6mins 51s faster than the ‘tops’ road bike position, and 3min 48s faster than the ‘drops’ position.

Watch: how much faster is a time trial bike, really?

Bike/position Watt saving vs baseline
AIR road bike, clip on bars, optimised*, at 40kph 83
TTE time trial bike, to travel 40kph, at 40kph 86

How can I reduce my bike weight?

How to make your bike lighter for free: seven essential weight and money-saving tips

  1. Give your bike a clean. A clean bike is a fast bike. …
  2. Clear out your saddle bag. Do you really need to take all of that with you? …
  3. Use less bar tape. …
  4. Ditch the bottles. …
  5. Cut down on the cages. …
  6. Get drilling. …
  7. Cut out the cake.
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What is the lightest triathlon bike?

Ceepo Katana Disc

At just 1,195 g in a medium, the Katana is one of the lightest tri-specific frames on the market – the latest iteration now includes disc brakes. Ceepo has always been a tri-focused brand which has embraced aggressive, forward positioning and aero tubes.

Can I use a TT bike as a road bike?

Tri/time trial bikes aren’t allowed In road races and are shunned by anyone with a clue in charity rides/ organized road ride. You don’t have nearly enough control of your shifting or your breaking in any position, and you’ve got glorified skewers pointed into the ass if anybody in front of you.

Are TT bikes worth it?

When comparing the average and normalised power of both athletes we can definitively say we have an answer to our question – forgoing a severe lack of bike skills or huge gusting winds, yes it is worth riding a TT bike in a non-draft race and although we at JT Multisport specialise in finding every free watt possible …