Triathlon Components

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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

Prologo Scratch M5 Tirox Seat Black
Pro logo scratch 5 saddle
Good experience after first ride with it. Will see how it goes
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Shimano SM-SH12 Cleats 2 Degree Float Blue (PAIR)
Great Price
Brilliant product
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Shimano Tiagra BSA RS500 Bottom Bracket Cups
Excellent kit
Plain simple conversion from 7mm square taper bb to these Hollow Tec bearings
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Shimano Tiagra HG500 12/28 10-Speed Road Cassette
Shimano Cassette
Good quality cassette for good price
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Shimano Tiagra BSA RS500 Bottom Bracket Cups
Great value BB
Bought to replace a square tapered BB that was clicking and creaking. Easy to insert and works very well. Great value and service from deporevillage!
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Shimano Ultegra 10-Speed 114 Link Chain
Does what it's made for
Fulfills its purpose
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Shimano SM-SH11 Cleats 6 Degrees Float Yellow (Pair)
Technically faultless, reliable quality
Consistently high standards from Shimano
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Shimano SM-SH12 Cleats 2 Degree Float Blue (PAIR)
Yellow or Blue?
High quality cleats, shoes feel more connected to the pedal which in turn improves power output. Great service from Deporvillage!
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Shimano Tiagra BSA RS500 Bottom Bracket Cups
Very good for a modest amount
This Shimano BB is very good for the price.
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Shimano SM-SH11 Cleats 6 Degrees Float Yellow (Pair)
Very good quality
Met requirements
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Look Delta Cleats Red
god quality
these cleats have a big distinctive click when they go into pedals, so you know they have a good grip.
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Selle Italia Novus SuperFlow Endurance TM Saddle Black
Excellent product!
Great seat, nice to get off 2hour bike ride with no pain! Lol
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Speedplay Zero Aero Walkable Cleats Yellow
Good product
Good cleats
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Look Kéo Blade Carbon Titanium Ceramic Pedals Black
Soooo light!
Beautiful, work great, amazingly light
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FSA PLATINUM ISIS 68 x 108mm Cartridge Bottom Bracket
Seams ok but time will tell.
Not used it yet but it came with instructions on fitting which was good.
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