Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Aero bar position - info from Tri Bike Fit

There is a software called Dartfish which would be ideal for setting up your position on the bike, there are some other similar software which cost less. Above is a low tech solution of measuring angles, it takes a lot of trial and error to dial in the best position on the bike when analytical tools such as Dartfish
 is not available.

The keys to a good fit while on aero bars are few, and easy to grasp. There is now a second angle with which to be concerned, and as is the case with the hip angle above, this second angle is not an angle on a bike—but one formed by your body. Remember that line running from your hip to your shoulder? Now imagine a line from your shoulder to your elbow. This “shoulder angle” formed between your torso and upper arm also ought to be 90 degrees. Achieve this angle and you’ll be comfortable...... more info here

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