I am a road-racing cyclist getting acquainted with the tri-way of doing
things and have some questions for experienced tri bike riders.
1. I threw some profile air-strike bars on my bike and tried riding. How
far forward on my forearms do I want to be resting? I seemed so far
forward that I felt I needed to move my seat up - is this the case, and if
so by how much? What is my optimal knee-cap over pedal spindle postion?
Do I need to tilt my saddle nose down for this new position? I was getting
a little groin/crotch workout that I didn't want.
2. How about stem height in the case above?
3. With my elbows (and consequently shoulders) so close together my
breathing seemed restricted. Is this normal?
4. In the new position am I using different parts of my muscles than in a
road racing position? I felt weak and unable to transmit a lot of power
to my legs.
Thanks for your help