Looking for a team for 2017? Look no further!Bay State Triathlon team is the premier Triathlon Club in Massachusetts. With 150+ members, ranging from beginner/novices to elites, everyone has a place on Bay State! Joining a tri club has great benefits, including meeting new people, training in groups, race support, and post-race fun!
So you're thinking about trying a triathlon? Or maybe you are looking to compete at a higher level this season in triathlon? No matter what it is you are looking to do this year, BikeBarn has you covered. We stock lots of great Tri / Time Trial bikes, including Cervelo, Specialized, and Trek, along with lots of accessories and clothing. Racing against the clock means paying attention to every detail. This includes bicycle fit, clothing, wheels, tires, internal cables, and everything inbetween. At BikeBarn, we have the answers. To see more, check out our friends/partners at www.baystatetriteam.com , and get started! Below are a few things to consider for your next race. If you have questions, stop by or give us a call, and we'll be happy to help!
Time Trial/Tri Bike/Frames - The best way to save time through aerodynamics is to reduce your body's drag. There are few better ways to do that than to have a dedicated time trial or triathlon bike. These provide an ultra-aero and biomechanically ideal position and also allow you to train enough in that position to actually be efficient in it. Plus, you'll get a huge psychological boost every time you hop aboard your aero arrow and fly.
Aero Bars and Base Bars - Wind hits your bike and body in front first. Aero bars bring your arms and elbows closer together to present a narrow profile that slices through the wind, which is one of the best ways to shave time. Some elite time trialists are almost invisible when viewed from the front! Whether you want to add an aero bar to your regular ride or trick out your new machine with a dedicated base and aero bar set-up, we're sure we can save you significant time here.
Aero Helmets - What's the least expensive way to save time? It just might be an aerodynamic helmet. Recent studies have shown that these save more time in a 40k time trial than aero wheels, plus they now meet the same safety standards as regular models. So, accept that you'll look like Buck Rogers, and get ready to ride at near light speed with a super-slippery lid.
Aero Wheels - While these may not save as much time as a helmet, they are absolutely essential for anyone interested in free speed. The deep-dish rims on these wings for your bike cheat the wind, while the fewer spokes create a less speed-reducing vortex, or "dirty" air. Plus, these sweet hoops feature precision hubs with quality bearings for lower rolling resistance, too.
Disc Wheels - Disc wheels have no spokes to create turbulence and are therefore incredibly fast over the majority of courses. We don't recommend a front disc because the crosswinds could wreak havoc with your steering ability, which gets dangerous. Rear discs offer the benefit of being partially shielded by your frame to keep the airflow past your bike as turbulence-free as possible. Discs look and sound great, too.
Tri-Shorts & Tri-Tops - Your body is the most significant factor in generating wind turbulence, so it's important that everything you wear minimizes drag. Tri-Shorts differ from regular cycling shorts because they have a fast drying chamois. This allows the shorts to dry quickly after the swim thus eliminating the "wet diaper" experience during your ride and run. Tri-Tops are typically tighter and quicker drying than traditional cycling tops. This ensures that you will be more aero on the bike and dryer on the run.