Much like many of you, due to the virus all of my races were canceled this year. However I was able to find a ‘socially distant’, time trial race which I completed last weekend. I dusted off my old (and I mean VERY old … see below) triathlon bike (which I hadn’t ridden in over 10 years) and did some light practice on it, and then gave it a go.
There aren’t a huge amount of TT’s in my area, but now that I have the bike in decent riding shape again, I could absolutely see myself doing a few as “B” or “C” races in a normal year.
With that being said…I’ve included a picture of my bike and helmet below. If I was going to invest in some upgrades - and understanding that I’m not going to buy a new TT bike - what would be the biggest bang for my buck in terms of aero gains? The first thing I’d upgrade is the saddle, but that’s for comfort.
(Also - I put proper road tires on for the race, please disregard the Gatorskins)
Beyond that…wheels? New aero bars? Groupset?
And as far as the helmet goes, would an aero road helmet be fine (I.e. and S-Works Evade II)? Or are aero road helmets only good for a road riding position, and would I want to get a dedicated TT helmet?
Thanks for any input, and please be kind when commenting on the 17 year old bike