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The components are the fundamental part of a bicycle. The most outstanding are the wheels , the transmission (cassette, chains, cranks, etc.), the brakes , the handlebars , the saddles and the covers .

In all the components we must take into account the manufacturer, which should preferably be of recognized category. From here, the price and characteristics will vary depending on the model.

A 10-speed gearbox is standard on mid-to-high road bikes, although some bikes offer 11-speed options. Initiation bikes have 8 or 9 speeds. Choosing between a set of double or triple cranks (2 or 3 plates at the front) will depend on how and where you are going to move.

The wheels are the star component. Their total weight and speed depend to a large extent on them. The carbon fiber wheels are the most common. It is also common to use aerodynamic or lenticular wheels, with a high resistance to air, especially rolling at high speeds.

In the case of the covers , the tubeless will offer us a better performance than the cameras, by reinforcing the protection against punctures thanks to the action of the liquid inside the tire. Resistance and comfort are the main advantages of tubeless tires, despite the greater complexity involved in terms of assembly or maintenance. Another type of tire is the tubular, usual in competition, with an air chamber completely wrapped in the cover, allows better tracing power in curves, absorption of vibrations and comfort.

As for the pedals , it is better to be automatic; they improve the performance on the bicycle, allowing to transmit more strength with the legs. In addition, they prevent injuries by keeping the knee always in the same position.

The saddle is a component that must be chosen personally. The width should be set according to the distance between the ischia (the lower bones of the pelvis), which in the case of women is usually greater, and the inclination of the body when pedaling. As we lean our body forward with a more sporting position, the distance between the ischia is decreasing. The most important of all is to sit by placing the ischium in the widest area of ??the saddle, this will ensure that the perineal and genital area is free of compressions ensuring a good blood flow to the legs.


Opinions featured in Triathlon Components

Campagnolo Chorus 11-Speed (12-29) Cassette
Top quality.
Yes I recommend this product.
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Zipp Black Vuka Clip Riser
Quality service
Excellent zipp product. Does exactly what you hope it will.
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Look Kéo Grip 9º Cleats Red
Top cleats, good value.
I've been using Look Keo cleats for years. They last well. I get on great with them. Recommend 100%.
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Selle San Marco Shortfit Open-Fit Racing Wide Saddle Black
Selle San Marco Shortfit Open Fit Racing - Great buy,
excellent performance price/ratio
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SRAM PC-1130 PowerLock 11 Speed 114 Links Chain
Good chain FROM SRAM
Good chain FROM SRAM, LAST LONGER THAN sHIMANO
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Shimano Claris HG50 8-Speed Road Cassette
For my wahoo kickr
Perfect . No issues whatsoever .. as if it was on the original equipment
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Look Kéo Blade Carbon Pedals Black
Good service
Best pedals, came on time
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Shimano Ultegra 6600 10-Speed Road Cassette
Shimano 10 speed Ultegra cassette
A recommended product. I have used several of these over the years and always am delighted with the performance of them. The finish is easy to clean and stays bright.
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Shimano SM-SH11 Cleats 6 Degrees Float Yellow (Pair)
Cycling essential
Good price for this cycling kit staple. I do about 1500 miles per year and these last a good 18 months.
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