I think it would help if you could expand on exactly what you think
feels "funny" about your new position. If it is how the bike handles,
that is likely related to having more weight than normal on the front
wheel. You might eventually get used to such a feeling, but a bike
designed with the aero position in mind is generally a better solution
to handling problems. OTOH, if it is the act of pedaling itself that
seems odd, then perhaps you need to rethink/revisit the relationship
between seat and bottom bracket. The principle as I see it is that you
bring the seat forward only to the extent needed to maintain a constant
thigh-torso angle, but not one centimeter more. IOW, the handlebar
position ends up dictating the seat position, instead of vice-versa as
is classically the case. However, if you are not any lower on your aero
bars than when on your drops (as is true for many people when simply
slapping aerobars on a road bike), then there's no reason to bring the
seat forward at all.
Even if you maintain a constant thigh-torso angle, the motion of
pedaling will still change slightly, but most people find that they can
switch back and forth from a classical road position and the aero
position fairly easily.
> I am in the process of converting my road bike (TREK 2100 Carbon
Fiber) to a tri bike. I've got
> the aero bars, I've even got the forward slant seat post thing. I
read all of the info I can
> find including the detailed stuff on the extreme tri website. Boy did
that confuse me.
> My torso is long for my body. (Actually my legs are short for my body
but that is a sore spot.)
> The new set up FEELS funny.
> What are some rules of thumb for FEEL as far a tri-geometry goes?
Does it just take time to get
> used to something new? I come from a road biking background and have
always raced a standard
> road bike set up. Now that I am planning on longer distance races I
wanna try a standard aero
> set up. If anyone has encountered a similar problem please share you
$.02 with me.
> Al "the distance from my navel to my solar plexis is measured in light
years" in Houston.
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