Been a reader of this forum for some time but first time posting a thread.
I'm in the market for a new bike and wanting to participate in some amateur events from next year.
I was wondering, with the new regulations whether it is possible to interpret tri bike with a drop bar
considered UCi legal under certain conditions?
and be able to attend UCi events such as L'etape?
I want a flagship tribike purely for the look alone and really don't care whether its a pig to manoeuvre
or it is somewhat heavier than a compact road bike mainly because I suck.
I dont think I can afford road and a tri bike together and was thinking maybe ride tribike and be
flamed every weekend from the group mostly and convert it for events.
How can a reader of this forum "for some time" even ask such a question? A little trolling perhaps?
When it come to tri bikes or any handlebar extension the answer is always no. It doesn't even matter what the question is.
The only applications are Iron Man type events, individual
time trial, and team time trial (but I am guessing you ain't part of any team).
And if you didn't know, there are parts of the world where if you try to join a group on a TT bike you will quickly find yourself in a ditch.
As for just riding a TT rig to look bad ass, that is just the ultimate combo of fred and douche. It's a fair bet to assume you will set it up with the bars higher than the saddle.
And finally if you need a new bike i recommend you shop here: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=77170
It's posts like this that make me think that cycling has become too popular.
When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.