I picked up my new sponsored bike for the 2014 season – in fact my first sponsored bike for 4 years…
Mike was kind enough to sponsor both my TT bike and his bike fitting service through Bridge Town Cycles and Bike-fit.co.uk.
After a 7 1/2 hour drive from Aberdeen to Cannock I collected my new frames and we set up both my Road & TT bike positions. Without going into too much detail the bike fitting was a fully comprehensive service from specialised shoe insoles, balancing pedal length on both legs optimizing my pedal stoke & then my body position. A bike fitting is always a priority especially when setting up new bikes. When Tom Lowe, Chrissie Wellington and Catherine Faux visit Mike specifically for his bike fit service I have first hand experience that his reputation and knowledge is first class.
Bike geometries differ from frame to frame and manufacturer to manufacturer so I can’t vouch how important a bike fitting is. If your looking for small margins, optimising your bike efficiency, cycling for enjoyment, keeping your body balanced & reduce injury prevention, a bike fit is a no brainer investment.
After 2 weeks of riding my new bike I can take hand on heart say that my new TT bike is simply the best ride of my life – no pun intended 😉 The adjustment capability, micro engineering and attention to detail of the new Trek 9.9 is simply awesome and most importantly made for triathlon. My stealth looking Trek 9.9 is bespoke kitted to my requirements with ENVE Smart 6.7 / 8.9 Wheel sets , Di2 Dura Ace Transmission & Rotor QXL chain Rings & Keywin Carbon Titanium Pedals.
In my next post I’ll list a Full Specification of all my 2014 sponsors, training / racing Swim, Cycle & Run Gear. stay posted.
My first stretch of my legs this year will be The Fleet feet Braemar Duathlon beginning of May before hitting my first target race of the year Ironman Lanzarote May 17th.
Currently I am still top placed Brit on the Ironman KPR table (with 2000 points banked), hopefully with 2 great races at IM Lanzarote and IMUK I will secure a starting spot at this years World Championships a tall ask but I think it is achievable – and yes I’m still working full time too.
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