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Have a specialised allez road bike and entering tts
have aero bars, hrm and speedo, any tips to improve the performance of the bike for tts cheaply aero and component wise
 
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indoor trainer and cheap cyclometer. Know how to start,most poor TT rides start with a blow up, which can include but not be limited to:
going out way to hard and fast.
getting your heart rate to 200 and realizing the race is almost over before you calm down. Trying to do funny things with your position and gearing. What makes guys think they can turn over a 54 or 55 chainring is puzzling. If you can ride good TT at home without pauses and rests it will tell you the story, get on your bike,achieve a speed after lets say 4 to 5 minutes and maintain it for 10 to 15 without cracking. It's way harder than it sounds no matter what your target speed is. The key is even if you fail you will still be vastly improving as you work toward the goal. Until you can go sub 1hr or 55min in 40k all the wheels,helmets and skinsuits are silly props. Guys at the top of the game work on TT skills all the time.
 
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Aero TT bars will make 1/2 a min faster over 40 km. that is if you can ride them well fit to them comfortably and ride staright. NO Zig Zag or you will ride further.
 
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brianf7 said:
Aero TT bars will make 1/2 a min faster over 40 km. that is if you can ride them well fit to them comfortably and ride staright. NO Zig Zag or you will ride further.

I bet Fignon wished it only gave you a 1/2 min advantage
 

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Yeh thanks for the advice i guess best to save the money for uni!
i hav a 10 mile/16km race on tuesday i and hav been using the heart rate monitor recently but am not sure what sort of pulse i should be aiming for at the start and throughout a race of this distance my max heart rate is 201 with a resting embarassingly high of 76
any ideas would be much appreciated
 
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The heart rate doesn't matter as much as the highest speed that you are most comfortable and able to maintain. Only advice anyone can give you is get your **** on the bike and train.