## How much faster are tri bars

After installing aero bars, riders typically find that they're going **1 to 2 mph faster** at the same level of effort.21 May 2019

## How much time do tri bars save

If you're talking about clip-on bars on a standard road bike and, as you say, your position using them has been optimised and you're not shipping excessive power, the usually quoted figure for time saved over a 40km TT is **around two minutes**.22 Jul 2019

## How much does a tri bike help

Tri bike **saves your legs** by making you more comfortable in a forward leaning position and reducing the drag of your body. And the frame helps a little. So if a tri bike saves you 10 min over 112 miles then that's 10 min less on the bike and thus saved for the run.14 May 2012

## How much faster is a tri bike to a road bike

The BikeRadar website claims the advantage a TT bike gives you is 60-70 watts at 40 km/h, that is, it takes 270-280 watts to ride a road bike at that speed and 220 watts to ride a TT bike. Translated into seconds, a TT bike gives you **9 seconds per kilometre advantage**. This is six minutes in a 40 km time trial.8 Feb 2022

## How much difference do tri bars make

Since we already talked about drag force, using aero bars can increase speed by reducing the Cda. In some cases depending on the rider and the bike, you can see an **improvement of up to 15% from** your base Cda. This means an improvement of 3-5% in speed or just over 2 km/hr as an example.5 Jan 2021

## How many watts do aero handlebars save

You can upgrade to an aero handlebar like a ZIPP SL-70 Aero handlebar and save **6.5w** over your standard round bar; or if you want to really go the extra mile, consider an integrated bar/stem combo like the Vision Metron 6D Bar that our friends at EF Education First Pro Cycling are currently riding.21 Oct 2021

## How much faster will a tri bike make me

In general you will see a **1.5 mph – 2 mph boost in speed** between a TT and a road bike… assuming the rider is using regular shorts, jersey and helmet along with no aero wheels. Most of that is due to the differing rider position (i.e. more aero).2 Aug 2012

## How many watts do tri bars save

in the aero bars). That's **60 watts** accounted for in savings. The July tests showed 70 watts, but the wheels were also changed in that one so we can guesstimate that HED 3 Trispokes will save an extra 10 watts over Hed Bastogne wheels.

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Wind tunnel data.

Cost | $/watts saved at 40km/h | |
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Aero wheels | $600-$8000 |
$60-800 |

•30 Sept 2012

## Are tri bikes worth it

If you are looking for the greatest performance and to maximize your speed in non-drafting triathlon races, then a triathlon bike is a **good fit**. … It is possible to outfit such a bike with clip-on aero bars, you can change out to lighter aerodynamic wheels, and so on.

## Are tri bikes really faster

Triathlon bikes are **designed to make riders faster**. … The seat tube is closer to vertical than a road bike's. This steeper geometry places the rider's hips over the crankset which engages their quadriceps more for increased power.” Tri bikes are more aerodynamic and are “faster” than road bikes.7 Apr 2017