Your question: Can I use a TT bike as a road bike?

Can you turn a TT bike into a road bike?

Yes, I have a bike that I use for both road and tts. It works great. For tt, I move the saddle forward and put aerobats. for rr, I used a regular drop bar.

Can you ride a TT bike long distance?

Kerry Irons said: Tri-bikes have steep seat tube angles and often don’t handle that well. They are made to go fast in a relatively straight line, with the rider in a very low aero position. Not a good bike for typical distance rides.

How much faster is a TT bike vs road bike?

That’s six minutes faster than my best ever performance. However, Pringle points out that we don’t ride at an ‘average’ speed.

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

Can you ride a TT bike everyday?

Can you do it? Sure. However, using a tt bike a an everyday ride is like using your Ferrarri as a daily commuter.

Is a TT bike good on hills?

When cycling uphill you’ll benefit from a lighter road bike, as the geometry allows you a more comfortable and efficient ride. The aerodynamic advantages of a tri bike are negligible when climbing and you may be forced to utilise the quadriceps more, which can hinder your run performance.

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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 …