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nathanong87
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so is the bolide a fast bike? (why was i under the impression it wasn't.... from internet , not from real life) .... As i'm sure if Marcin isn't on a team at the moment, he'd pick the quickest kit?

that guy must really like time trialing haha. Surprising to see him still be without a team i guess....

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nathanong87 wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:11 pm
so is the bolide a fast bike? (why was i under the impression it wasn't.... from internet , not from real life) .... As i'm sure if Marcin isn't on a team at the moment, he'd pick the quickest kit?

that guy must really like time trialing haha. Surprising to see him still be without a team i guess....
Yup, the Bolide is a very fast bike, great design.

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Rode my Giant Trinity TT to 2nd fastest bike split of the day on Challenge Turku Half Ironman Relay. Lost to former Kona Winner and world champion Sebastian Kienle (by almost 4min), but beat all the other Pros and age group athletes.

90k flat course with six 180 degree sharp turns. 44,3km/h av. speed, 286W av. power (4,46W/kg). UCI legal TT position, as I'm a cyclist and not a triathlete. Quite ok for a 41-year-old amateur working 60-80h / week.

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wow so many trinity. if i ever buy another TT frameset, trinity would be one to consider! looks awesome.

/roastme on my cafe position. zero testing , and unfortunately missed the last TT of the year over the weekend, but hey, it's a side shot!

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DoMahLawn sells Trinities.

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spdntrxi wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:37 pm
DoMahLawn sells Trinities.
hahahaha FAX

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Trinity is good bang for $ now its uci legal out of the box.

Question.
What's required to make a P5-6 uci legal?

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Nefarious86 wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:51 pm
Trinity is good bang for $ now its uci legal out of the box.

Question.
What's required to make a P5-6 uci legal?

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what about tri bikes that aren't the 'lotus' style frame or fairings would be illegal now? UCI relaxed the 3:1 size of foils right? like the Tri forks 'should' be legal now?

edit: did the uci actually go through with that? or was that just proposed? (to remove the 3:1)

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nathanong87 wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:19 pm
what about tri bikes that aren't the 'lotus' style frame or fairings would be illegal now? UCI relaxed the 3:1 size of foils right? like the Tri forks 'should' be legal now?

edit: did the uci actually go through with that? or was that just proposed? (to remove the 3:1)
They did relax/remove the 3:1 rule, but there are still additional rules that result in designers not being able to get too radical with a UCi TT bike or aero bikes in general.

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/prod ... ign-281626

It is also important to note that simply having a deep tubing section doesn't men the bike is MORE aero... in a track setting, super deep tube profiles might be faster, but out on the open road, tube shapes are much more important and going super deep only helps in certain wind conditions and really hurts in others... and also makes the bike harder to ride.

Specialized quietly updated their fork on the Shiv TT late last season and even in the early 2018 season, not all of the athletes had the new fork. I noticed and asked the Specialized aero guys about this. One of them commented, Chris Yu or Mark Cote (I can't remember who) said the new fork was good for like 6 seconds on a 40K TT.
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CrankAddictsRich wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:29 pm
Specialized quietly updated their fork on the Shiv TT late last season and even in the early 2018 season, not all of the athletes had the new fork. I noticed and asked the Specialized aero guys about this. One of them commented, Chris Yu or Mark Cote (I can't remember who) said the new fork was good for like 6 seconds on a 40K TT.
Trek did much the same thing with the front fork. The "UCI" specific fork of years past is gone, and now selecting the UCI package just affects the bars and airfoil under the rear brake, but the fork and frame remain the same. I verified this by looking at some photos, and sure enough, even back during the 2017 season, TFS was using the old non-UCI forks, whereas in 2016, they had thinner forks to comply with the 3:1 ratio rule.
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What's the general consensus on these as a base for a build. Image

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What's the general consensus on these as a base for a build.
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I'd be concerned about any stem availability if adjustment is needed. Its bad enough trying to get integrated parts from the "major players" nevermind smaller brands.

Also the front brake baffles me like that; QR's used to be like that, V brake on the front and a whopping big cable loop into it. I suspect its taking an aero loss compared to a standard caliper. or why cant they do similar to the speed concept??
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FIJIGabe wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:06 pm
CrankAddictsRich wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:29 pm
Specialized quietly updated their fork on the Shiv TT late last season and even in the early 2018 season, not all of the athletes had the new fork. I noticed and asked the Specialized aero guys about this. One of them commented, Chris Yu or Mark Cote (I can't remember who) said the new fork was good for like 6 seconds on a 40K TT.
Trek did much the same thing with the front fork. The "UCI" specific fork of years past is gone, and now selecting the UCI package just affects the bars and airfoil under the rear brake, but the fork and frame remain the same. I verified this by looking at some photos, and sure enough, even back during the 2017 season, TFS was using the old non-UCI forks, whereas in 2016, they had thinner forks to comply with the 3:1 ratio rule.
Are you certain about this? I've a "1 click" P1 2018 SC, and when i ordered it, i think default was tri-mode, but if you went uci legal, it automatically changed forks, basebar, speedfin, seatpin.
If you bought an "off the shelf" bike from what i've seen it comes uci friendly.

Maybe changed for MY2019 idk :noidea:
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