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Has Triathlon Technology Gone Too Far? | GTN Show Ep. 83

We love our bike tech here at GTN and we’ve been getting really excited about the new bits of kit that have gone on show – but in this episode we’re asking whether technology has gone too far?

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In episode 83 of the GTN Show we discuss:
– Should regulations be brought into Triathlon?
– Some rapid marathon times set by ex-triathletes
– Sebastian Kienle’s new bike
– ITU World Triathlon Series from Abu Dhabi
– Josh Amberger enters partnership with Zone3
– Transition Challenge
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Caption: BELLYFLOP!!!!!

Caption: What you get when you go from base jumping to triathlon. Dude, that’s your trisuit, not your flysuit. “See ya!”

NO to regulations on design, but possibly a cap on the manufacturer’s MSRP. That way companies must sell for under a certain price but you could still customize your ride with aftermarket bits.

Are you joking? Triathlon still restricts the design by not allowing recumbents and fairing (many cyclists who are chained by UCI thinks triathlon are allowed to design bikes freely). Velomobiles should be allowed as they make sense in triathlon. They need more tech and ease their rules. I still think Triathlon is the same as UCI. For Sebastian kinle, he should try the top range of Fast recumbents and Velomobiles. M5, Cruzike V20, Quest Velomobile. Maybe then he would say “Why are we restricting ourselves to such SLOW and UNCOMFORTABLE bikes?”

This is more about the budget really, even then, with price of the bike and tech which pro uses, are they faster compared to recumbents and Velomobiles with tech at the same price? Are those Triathlon bikes faster then carbent, Schlitter Encore, Cruzbike Vendetta, M5 CHR, Greenspeed Aero, etc or for the velomobiles: Quest, Milan, Rotavelo, Milan etc.

Everybody likes to talk about Burrows and Obree, but why most are silent when Mochet and Francis faure are mentioned? Why not mention the 1934 Recumbent ban, although previously it was allowed in Grand Tours, just because a second class racer like Francis faure can beat the one hour record. It also spreads to Triathlon, With recumbents banned from Racing.

Is it because of manufacturer pressure like UCI decision. Because if recumbents and fairings are allowed, unless for hilly courses , People will toss their Tri-bikes in the bin as Recumbents and Velomobiles win hands down at flats and downhills. They are more aero and also more comfortable, saving energy for the run.

In my opinion, yes and no. It’s nice that they are pushing the performance of the products in each category, it drives the tech much faster to be even better. We are reaching the ceiling soon with aero products. Next step is “bending” the rules. For yes, too far. There should be half im and full im classic series. Which is restricted with tight rules on bikes, clothes and so on. Gear price is equal to everyone and dope testing. Series would attract more everyday blokes on triathlon, as gear is equal its up to you, how you perform. Today’s top end bikes wont give you superpowers compared to old rusty steel bike… but it gives nice advantage. It’s not cheap sport to start, as tech will aid you to get better performance. (indoor trainers, hr watches, powermeters and so on)

Good stuff for a indoor session
Thx guys, but your content uploader is not working for some great swim picts in big waves. Cheers

If there were no restricting rules (apart from safety measures of course) the smart money would go to recumbent bikes…

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