This is a place to show everyone your ride and race day set up. You can also ask questions IF you have any about your set up that may help you be as aero as possible on race day.
I highly recommend that everyone do plenty of rides WITH their race day set up. Train how you race rides if you will. You do not want to train with half of what you intend to use on race day.
Example......if you train with one water bottle all the time and then decide to race with 3, the added weight might throw you off a little. It's also important to practice with your set up so you have a system. If you are running 3 bottles what are you going to have in each bottle, where are you going to put them, and in what order...
My set up:
Bike - Trek Speed Concept w/HED H3 front wheel and HED Jet disc. Both Clinchers!
Bottle on aero bars will be water. It's a Profile Design HC Mount that I find more aero than the PD Aero Drink. The HC allows you to hide the bottle with your arms in the aero position. Here is a link. A steal for 15.00
Bottle on the downtube will be water/IM Perform mix. This is the Bontrager Speed bottle. Very aero.
Rear bottle behind the seat will contain my Infinite Nutrition. It's a single Bontrager RXL mount.
I will also have some gels that I'll keep in my tri top to use as needed. My spare tire kit will be inside my Speed Box.
Great looking whip!
hey... didn't I get this bike from you?
The xlab wing works great on the back for extra bottles, tubes, tools. On my old bike I used a bento box for nutrition but with the fuelage that doesn't work. I refill the blatter on the road so te bento would be in the way. So far I have just been keeping it in my jersey, but need to come up with a plan before my first race...
WOW my bike sucks! LOL Nice ride.... Still wondering if anyoneoutthere has a 7 or 8 speed aero wheel?
I hope your bike didn't hear that comment. If you did watch for mile 82... It might have a surprise for you.
Mike, great bike! It's nice to see another Slice 5. What are you doing for a hydration system? I just finished putting on a PD AquaCell on mine and trying to decide if I want to add a dual water cage behind the seat.