Invest in a professional bike fit! In any triathlon race the most time saved can be done in your bike leg! It’s the longest section of the three disciplines which provides the easiest leg to cut off some time! This can help you reach a podium finish or gain a qualifying spot for Kona! My TREK Speed Concept 9.9 and Shimano C50 Wheels are both made out of Carbon and have been tested in the wind tunnel to prove they deliver the most aero dynamic advantage in equipment to help the athlete go faster and create the least amount of drag! But if your body is sticking up in the wind instead of tucked efficiently and comfortably in your aerobar position, then all gains can be lost.
Comfort with efficiency is very important! My bike fitter, Nestor Rodriquez, from Studio DNA in Carlsbad, CA makes sure my seat height and forward position maximize how the glute and hamstring muscles fire. If your seat position is off and your knee angle and hip flexors aren’t just right minutes can be lost when racing. A proper bike fit is also very important to take in how much comfort you need to give the body. Your neck and lower back are going to feel much tighter and sore in 112 mile Ironman race sitting in the aerobars for 5 hours vs. an hour race in a 40K Olympic distance bike portion. This comfort and position also set you up to have a smoother run off the bike! Get a proper fit, your body and time will prove it works!