1st Tri Bike

8 messages
05/12/2009 at 23:07
Hey guys,

I bought the Planet x stealth tri bike last week and its sweet!

I have the S bend tri bars. They are straight out, as in they don't bend towards the sky like my tri bars on my road bike. Finding it hard to get use to at the moment, but then again I have only been on it twice, and Im still adjusting heights and lengths etc..

Should i be worried or will I just get used to it.. Anyone else got the stealth or experience this with first tri bike.

IK

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Ironman Switzerland 2010 13:39
Triathy Olympic 2010 2:39
05/12/2009 at 23:57
First go out on my tri bike almost pooped myself and almost ran off onto a grass verge. Just like riding a bike for the first time really, wobble wobble, oh heck (hardly anybody said f###k in those days) ..... wheee this is fun.

It seemed like a good idea at the time!!

Go Team Timmy
06/12/2009 at 00:06

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Ironman Switzerland 2010 13:39
Triathy Olympic 2010 2:39
06/12/2009 at 21:55
Can't help on the tri bars but just want to say Nice Bike!!!

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06/12/2009 at 23:25
is the pic going to appear on the bike porn thread?

Why walk everywhere when you can run it? more time for drinking!
07/12/2009 at 19:32
I'm jealous!!

I ordered mine two weeks ago and its going to be another two weeks - they've run out of Tri bars apparently :roll:

Can't wait!.....

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07/12/2009 at 21:44
My Speclaiized Transition is on the way!!

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07/12/2009 at 23:20
I don't have a planet X bike, but I do have the stealth s-bend bars.

I would say don't worry, you'll get used to them. I started with some cinelli bolt on bars that joined in the middle and pointed upwards, before moving onto Profile design T2+ S-bends then the planet X.

The only other piece of info I would offer is that it's important to get the bars to the right length so that the bend is in the right place for your comfort - until I got my bars sorted my wrists were uncomfortable. You may need to tri *both* ends...

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