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17/01/2016 at 10:53

i tend to have a cassette for each rear wheel - it makes the swapping over process easier. sometimes i need to swap cassettes around (hilly / flat courses) but usually can't be bothered and work what i have on there at the time. 

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11/01/2016 at 13:53

no idea how good it is - but i'm sure you will improve on it regardless!

i think the comparative measure isn't so much age but weight, to determine a watts/kg figure.  

i don't train with power, but i'm sure others on here do. 

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05/01/2016 at 22:15

i'm not really feeling the love for any of it to be honest. cycle commute means i can't get out of a few hours on the bike each week and i'm too stupid to stop going to the pool. 

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05/01/2016 at 10:53

not sure what temp lake windermere will be in august, probably 13-15c. not cold cold, but certainly chilly enough! 

is there any reason why it has to be sleeveless? i've done 14km in a full suit, in august, and it wasn't the sleeves making my arms tired at the end... 

it's probably a choice you have to make based on your tolerance to the cold and what you are comfortable in. without acclimatised training i don't think i could do it, but you'll be different.  i'd take all the benefits i could get if it was me and take a wetsuit. 

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04/01/2016 at 22:50

i am sure any of those would make an excellent bike for your first tri, and probably quite a few beyond!  with bikes the best advice (and this goes for £500 entry-level bikes as much as £2k tri-bikes) is to try them out, ideally in a bike shop that will take some time with you to get a frame and geometry that is right for your body shape any how you ride. 

the general guidance online, or in books, will take you so far, but nothing is better than someone actually looking at how you ride and asking you about what you want to achieve to get the set up correct.  

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07/12/2015 at 09:37

would you get much use out of them other than at the tri, because that's £2k on a pair of wheels - possibly more than the bike is worth!

each to their own and all, but if i was starting out in a sport i'm not sure i'd drop that sort of wedge on the off-chance i was going to enjoy it!

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19/11/2015 at 16:49

quite a challenge! some of the answer might relate to your swimming background and ability. if you are a relatively new swimmer where working on and developing technique is important then you might need to do different things to an experienced swimmer with a solid technique.

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17/11/2015 at 22:09

hi hannah - welcome to the forums!

as david has said, it would be useful to know what distance you were doing, what sort of swim etc. did you have a long run from the swim to t1, too? it's not uncommon for people to experience dizziness after the swim and usually the advice is to remember to kick hard toward the end of the swim to try and get the blood moving a bit more to the extremities. 

how much did you eat before the event and how long before? 

well done on completing your first tri, and i hope you enjoyed it enough to want to do another! 

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13/11/2015 at 14:06

it might not help with the time, but the cost might be cheaper if you try the cardiff uni or cardiff met med/physio depts. bound to be a few experienced students there... 

helen's suggestion of the tri club is a good idea, similarly cardiff met (what was, perhaps still is, the welsh institute of sport) may have a recommendation. 

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09/11/2015 at 11:18

i've seen it at a few events. bike shops with a stand who witll do a tune-up / problem solve before an event, or a mechanic service (big events have had these). I'm sure that if your friend speaks to a race organiser they'll be able to agree something. 

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