POSITIONED FOR SPEED
Triathletes are known to obsess over the sleekest bikes and newest carbon accessories that promise to improve their cycling speed.
However the best upgrade for your cycling according to coach Triathlon Taren is a comprehensive bike fit.
In this video (jump to 5:30 for the good stuff), Taren explains why lower isn’t always better. Even superstars like Jan Frodeno found that a slightly higher position was not only more aero but, after raising the cockpit, he was able to generate more power.
Finally, what good is an aggressively aero position if you can’t hold it for the entire race? Find that sweetspot between aero and comfort, and you’ll be faster on the bike and more prepared for a great run.