what tt bike

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10/08/2012 at 20:21

Please help im looking at spending between 2-3k on a tt bike. too much to choose from any recommendations!!!!!

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
10/08/2012 at 20:32
There's going to be a lot of choice in that price bracket and I would say there's some cracking offers out there at the moment, best to get out and try some?!?

I have a BMC TM02 shim 105, but there has been a price drop and you can now get the Shim ultregra version for 2.25 and then upgrade wheels?

I love my bike, so makes me biased
10/08/2012 at 20:37
Get the one that fits you the best. A bike fitting should be your starting point if you're planning on spending that sort of cash.
WildWill    pirate
10/08/2012 at 20:39

Get one that you feel comfortable on .. it took me weeks and weeks to find the one that was right for me

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
10/08/2012 at 22:03
+2 on bike fit
Rafiki    pirate
10/08/2012 at 22:07

Or buy a red one .... they're always faster

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
10/08/2012 at 22:23
Red costs more to insure... Fact!
WildWill    pirate
10/08/2012 at 22:25

yellow and black ... it has to be yellow and black 

Doner Kebab    pirate
10/08/2012 at 22:27

i know its all about the fit and i totally agree but when you are a newb I doubt that many would really know what it should feel like I have never been retuel fitted but I assume: 

you go to a retuel fitter and get your measurements and then see which frame comes closest to the ideal measurements and tweek from there, or do the reteul guys recommend a frame. If the retuel fit is a part of a bike shop that sells brands A b and C surely they are going to recommend one of them even if there is a better alternative in another make.

When i had a LBS fit they stood me up and measured certain points with a laser and input that into a program and off he went and set up the bike, a very crude method indeed but it did get me started and I tweeked it to my present position. This obviously didnt take into account my pelvic angles and ammount of mobility i have but did work and was free. Anyone think i would gain a lot on having a retuel fit? Anyone had a retuel fit that didnt actually make a lot of difference? yes, i am a tight arse and would rather spend £200 on pasties and kebabs or maybe a aero lid .

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
10/08/2012 at 22:28
So we all agree that priority number one is how shit hot it looks stationary followed by does it fit/is it comfortable?
Rafiki    pirate
10/08/2012 at 22:29

Obviously!! Need you really ask!!

WildWill    pirate
10/08/2012 at 22:29

Rafiki    pirate
10/08/2012 at 22:34

Although I'm a little concerned that Donner is considering  wasting 200 quid of pasty money on a tw*t hat!!

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
10/08/2012 at 22:36
There is a pretty good iPhone app called size my bike, costs a couple of quid, input loads of measurements of your human form and it's not a million miles from my retuel fit - fact....

So good point DK but if you're dropping that amount of coin you won't be spending ??200 on a bike fit really, but you will be stuck with a few brands at the stealers preference as you quite rightly state. I.e, some LBS offer free or very discounted bike fitting using retuel when u spend north of 2k

iPhone app, measurements against manufacturer website, check for stock at LBS and test ride - Evans whilst not everyones cup of tea do stock a lot of TT bikes and do test rides and have a number of brands to try... You could do far worse
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
10/08/2012 at 22:37
Beer money and some go faster name stickers for 200 surely? Does that cover the pre IM bar bill?
Doner Kebab    pirate
11/08/2012 at 00:36

Rafiki - not a pecker hat - one of the smooth ones without loads of vents, the lid i use atm is a pain in the arse, every time i go over about 20mph ( which isnt often, before you say it   ) and I have a side wind i get a sound like theres a car behind me - drives me crazy. Its a crap lid that i got when i first bought the bike so want a better fitting/more comfortable one.

gastank - sounds similar to what i had done at the LBS when i bought my bike, i think pasties is the way to go  


citizen 146    pirate
11/08/2012 at 02:58

get the colour and the overall look right and you can't go wrong!  oh and get a bike fit , watch itv 4 on replay for the bike show last week they covered bike fitting

Cortina5    pirate
11/08/2012 at 09:07

DK - I can sell you some gaffa tape to cover the vents.

I picked up a twat hat for £60 t'other day.

Dustboy    pirate
11/08/2012 at 09:48

Oh dear, it's all over, Cat has a penis helmet.

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
11/08/2012 at 10:43
You mean that's what his head normally looks like?!?

Will he be changing his nane to IronCa5t in theTwatHat
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