Recently had a bonus £150 from a long forgotten insurance policy and been told my my wonderful wife to spend it “on whatever bike tat you wish”
I mainly focus on time trials (10 miles mainly with some 25 milers) but also started to dabble with CX. I have a TT bike, road bike and CX bike.
So do we think best use of cash would be:
A - new skinsuit. Current skinsuit is 2nd hand, poor quality and not an amazing fit. To be honest bib shorts and jersey probably not much different. Could get v highly rated Velotec skinsuit for about £100.
B - TT bike fit. Local shop has good reviews Retul for bike fitting (including TT fit) to maximise position for power and uses a ‘virtual windtunnel’ (their phrase not mine!) to improve aerodynamics. From what I can tell this is basically a video camera in front of a green screen that calculates frontal area (obviously not as good as proper aero testing but generally smaller area usually more aero???). This is £150 so all the cash.
To give an idea last 10mile TT was on a closed circuit (Local motor racing track) so no traffic assistance with small hill each lap (but as loop obviously back down too). Avg power was 265W (FTP then was about 275-280W) and did it in about 24 mins (one race just over 24mins and one just under 24 mins off similar power. Only about 20 secs difference).
C - Any other ideas -( already got fairly decent helmet)
Any advice or suggestions much appreciated!!!