New products include Rotor cranks and Q-rings, Quarq power meters, Hoka One One running shoes, Fuel Belt products, and more! These are products that we carefully selected because they WORK, and they specifically address the special needs of triathletes and time trialists. We also have videos demonstrating the products' features, and tips for their use.
TTBikeFit's Own Lisbeth Kenyon 3rd overall at Norseman Xtreme, World's Toughest Iron-distance Tri, breaking exiting course record!
Check out her race report here, and watch the EPIC video below:
TTBikeFit's Own Lisbeth Kenyon WINS KONA for the 3rd Consecutive Year, keeps AG course record, winning by 14 minutes!
Check out our BLOG for more Kona reports, pics, and videos!
Why add another line to our already hugely popular Kestrels? FIT - why else? Blue Triad tri bikes fit in the "short and high" category, whereas most Kestrels are "long and low". We also like the fact that Blue was started 8 years ago by some rabid cycling enthusiasts and have been growing like gangbusters ever since. The Triad may fit you prefectly if you have a
short torso/long legs, or a more upright posture on the aerobars. Blue also has some great road bikes, including the super-light super-aero super-comfy yet super-stiff AC1-SL aero road bike. Check out the comprehensive review in Velonews. Here is what a new Blue Triad owner had to say (we did an online prefit, built his bike to spec and shipped it to him):
"I wanted to follow up with you and say thanks again. I raced down in Panama City Beach about 2 weeks ago (first race on my new bike) and placed first in my division and fourth overall. The bike made a huge difference, I believe." - MM
TTBikeFit Athletes Grab Kona Slots in Lake Placid:
"I just thought I would let you know that the fit continues to pay dividends. I was 2nd off the bike in my AG, and did that on an average of 200W. I was shocked at how fast I was going on the flats w/o having to work very hard. Anyway, I gave away two places on the run, but still set a 12' PR over my 2008 race, set a new bike PR, and will be off to the Big Island again. Also, I noticed at Mooseman that people would escape on the hills and I would reel them in on the flats. Once again, it is all about the aerodynamics." - Matt Pokress, 4th 35-39, 9:40
"Hey Todd, I just wanted to thank you for setting me up for a great race! After my nightmare swim, I knew I needed to ride my way back into the race on Sunday. Not only did your fit allow me to do that but I was able to get off the bike and run a 3:12 marathon. Great job on your part. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I grabbed the one roll-down slot in my AG so I'll see you in Kona in October. Thanks again! Sean Reilly, 11th 40-44, 10:02
"Todd - In case I haven't told you - I LOVE my Kestrel bike! Because I have gotten so much faster riding the Kestrel, I was able to win my age group at Lake Placid and set a new course record. All of this was totally unexpected because it was my first Ironman and I don't run very well. However, I was able to put about 45 minutes between myself and the other women in my age group when the bike was done, and fortunately, no one quite made up the difference on the run. So now I'm heading to Kona!
Thank you so much for recommending the bike and for the great bike fit and for the emergency headset repair the Monday before Lake Placid." - Neil Withington, aka Mary Houbolt, 1st 60-64
A Great (unsolicited) Testimonial from Chicago Bears and Notre Dame star defensive lineman Jim Flanigan:
"As a former 310lb defensive lineman and 10 year NFL vet with less than optimal flexibility, I didn't know if I was physically capable of getting in a comfortable and aero position on the bike. After two years of trying and several expensive bike shop fittings, I almost gave up. A 30 minute video consultation and analysis with Todd eliminated all my issues, put me in a very comfortable, powerful and aero position and helped me achieve an eight minute bike PR at my first 70.3 of the season! Anyone who rides a bike should use ttbikefit.com. Period." - Jim Flanigan, online fit client
Another Great Testimonial:
Thanks Todd! New fit has me 1 gear higher and 2mph faster even on the trainer!!! Amazing!!! - RM, 24-hour racer and RAAM hopeful
It's Almost Here - Our NEW RACE POWER FIT OPTIMIZATION Service
The TriFitLab and TTBikeFit is the ONLY PLACE IN THE WORLD (in the future select facilities around the world will be able to offer this service as well) you can get this type of fit and performance optimization. This new service combines motion analysis with real-time, while-you-are-hammering position tweaking on our amazing automated fit bike (we designed it to our own specs, nothing else out there has its capabilities). The TTFitBike allows you to ride hard at or near your threshold while we tweak your position and record your data. We can vary all fit parameters (saddle height, seat angle, drop, reach) INDEPENDENTLY of each other - and you never have to stop pedaling or reduce your power!
You can immediately feel the effect of small or large position changes, and we can immediately visualize the effects on your heart rate, power output, cadence, etc.
We have opened a new kind of Tri destination! It features a state of the art fit studio with 4 simultaneous cameras, big-screen monitor, spinscan, and our amazing fit bike, a multi-rider Computrainer indoor cycling studio featuring Ergvideos, performance testing, all along with retail space
featuring Kestrel and Blue bikes!! The TriFitLab is located in Warren, RI!
Duathlon World Champ and Olympian Jarrod Shoemaker gets his first TT Bike (!) fit by TTBikefit
We started him on our (top secret) TTFitBike and then moved to his Orbea. Jarrod's comments after his first few rides on the TT machine:
"Todd fit me perfectly on my new TT bike. Despite being a triathlete I had never ridden on a TT bike until a few days ago and I felt comfortable and powerful immediately. My power output is INSANELY high on the TT bike. Some say I look more comfy on my TT bike than my road bike. Todd's fits are amazingly detailed and accurate and once again he made my bike feel perfect for me."
We may be "The Human Missle Factory" but that doesn't mean we can't help less experienced athletes... another awesome testimonial (after getting fitted on his new Kestrel Airfoil):
"Wanted to write you and fill you in after my ride yesterday.
I LOVE THIS BIKE! I'm confident that I have made a perfect choice both on man and machine! Your personal service was a cut above as was your professionalism and technical proficiency. As far as the machine goes, I think I've said it all. Great machine!
This can be a high dollar sport. Even though my purchase was modest by many standards, It was big for me. Thank you for providing a genuine, outstanding service. I'll be recommending you without hesitation. Please feel free to use me as a reference." -TJ
Some recent comments from the pointy end of the field:
"47 miler on TT bike, including 28 miles in 1:11...that thing is a rocket ship thanks to @ttbikefit"- PM
"Thanks again for your help in making me faster! I just did my A-race this weekend (Steelhead 70.3) in the aero position you put me in and I'm happy to report I had a better than expected bike split, especially given the conditions - the last 18 miles were into 20-25mph headwinds yet I still averaged 20mph during that stretch. I was passing people left and right. It also helped secure me get a podium finish and a slot in Clearwater!" - JH
If you are dubious about the benefits of a good bike fit, please check out our Testimonials page. We have more than 50 up there now!
The TTBikeFit / Endurance Nation Guide to Triathlon Bike Fit Ebook!
We joined forces with Endurance Nation to produce this one-of-a-kind Ebook. It includes 45 min of audio and 30 mins of video analysis. Download it for FREE! And if you follow the link, you can get access to our 90 min Bike Fit Webinar presented on March 29.
REAL ATHLETES, REAL RESULTS:
Nothing will do more for your speed than an optimal bike
fit that gives you the "Big Three": AERODYNAMICS, POWER and COMFORT - not just
one or two. But how do you know if YOUR bike fit is optimal?
Whether you are just getting started, or you are a seasoned veteran, you can benefit from bike fit analysis. Lots
of athletes assume that a flat aero position requires extreme flexibility and core strength, and is something
only elites can achieve. WRONG! If you've had back or shoulder problems that you attribute to being "too low", chances
are it had nothing to do with the degree of "lowness", but was caused by a too-narrow hip angle and/or a too-long cockpit.
You cannot simply change one thing on an aero bike and assume you are fit properly - everything interacts: drop, seat angle, seat height,
and reach. Without a biomechanical bike fit analysis you are shooting in the dark. We find again and again that our clients are MORE COMFORTABLE,
MORE POWERFUL, and MORE AERO.
We are the original digital bike fit experts for anyone who races against the clock.
Aero-position bike fit is totally different than standard road bike fit. Bike fit formulas based on static measures
of body dimensions are not sufficient to find a good aero position. Only body angle analysis can tell the whole story, and the best way to do that is
to measure angles under load and in-motion, not in a posed state.
Our bike fit protocol also works great for road bike fits! We can make sure that your body is tracking through the same angles exhibited by the world's top professional road racers.
Best of all, if you don't live somehwere near Rhode Island, we can do your bike fit online for a very reasonable price. Until now, most people didn't have access to an experienced bike fitter that specializes in
aero positioning. Now everyone does!
We can help you:
Get faster and more comfortable on your current bike
Decide which new frame will work best for you
Choose components and upgrades
WE RACE, just like you. We've been racing triatlons and time trials for 16 years, from sprint to Ironman distance. We've made the mistakes, figured
out the solutions, and now we can pass them on to you.
SO STOP GUESSING, GET FIT, and START HAMMERING THE COMPETITION!
Upload a video of yourself on the turbo trainer and we'll help you optimze your position for comfort, power and aerodynamics:
Optimize saddle height through knee angle analysis
Optimize power through hip angle analysis
Optimize comfort through torso angle analysis, saddle and front end adjustment recommendations
Optimize knee tracking and alignment (front angle video required)
Check for asymmetries (front angle and both-sides video required)
Obtain the most aero position possible in accordance with your experience and race goals
A fully narrated downloadable video analysis (or analyses) of your current position and recommendations for changes, along with side by side and overlay comparison of your position and those of elite and professional athletes
A followup analysis of your video after any changes are made
If you need additional followups or advice to get it right, it's all included!
Consultation (neutral and unbiased!!) on equipment choices and confguration: we can help you choose a new frame or component upgrades
Triathlete Magazine lists TTBikeFit as "one of our favorite bike fitters"!
TTBikeFit Pros and Age Groupers Ripping it Up!
TTBikeFit's own Lisbeth Kenyon WINS KONA 3rd year in a row!
Linnea H 2nd in Kona, Mary H 3rd!
Pro Alicia Kaye WINS DC 5150!
Rev3 Quassy Overall win + AG win
Kona Podiums: Lisbeth Kenyon AG record, Mary Houbolt 3rd!
Pro Jarrod Shoemaker crowned US CHAMP!
Kona Slots at IMUSA Lake Placid!
Clearwater Slots at Providence 70.3!
2009 Ironman World Championships, Kona:
Lisbeth Kenyon crowned 40-44 Ironman World Champion 2009!
(click for gallery)
More Kona podiums: John O'Connell 4th 45-49, Joni Hafner 5th 55-59
TTBikeFit Pro Jarrod Shoemaker WINS 2010 US National Championships, International Distance; 2009 ITU Duathlon Worlds!
IM USA Lake Placid 2009:
3 TTBikeFits Nab Kona slots:
Jeff Capobianco 9:48, 8th amateur overall, runs 3:08
Vinu Malik 10:07, 34th amateur, runs 3:24
Sean Snow 10:10, 10th 40-44, runs 3:30
Lots of other finishers:
Andy Salmon hits goals, runs 3:13
Diana LaJoie 17 minute PR
Note all these guys had great bike legs and then ran really fast off the bike - you need a good bike fit to do that!
Lisbeth Kenyon misses overall AG win by 35 secs but nearly beats Michellie Jones on the bike (28 secs) - best amateur bike split, only beaten by 2 pros!
John O'Connell 1st 45-49, nabs Kona slot, 2:17 bike
Andrew Kallfelz, 2nd(?!) triathlon ever, 2:19 bike split, nabs Clearwater slot
Dede Griesbauer WINS Ironman Brazil, crushes the field on the bike with a 4:59 split! 7th at St. Anthony's, 2nd fastest bike split, 2min BIKE PR!
Jarrod Shoemaker Ranked #5 in the world! 8th in Washington DC, 12th in Madrid, 6th at Tongyeong ITU World Championship Series, 8th at Ishigaki World Cup!
2009 IM Brazil winner and 2X Top 10 Kona Pro Dede Griesbauer's New Bike and Position! Dede's Blog
Dede's comments: "Check out my new bike. I think you'll agree, I am incredibly more aero on the Airfoil. Todd Kenyon from TTBikeFit.com and my mechanic extraordinaire, Brian Hughes from Fast Splits ( http://www.fastsplits.com/ ) have encouraged me to take advantage of the greater latitude the Kestrel offers in terms of my position. What amazed me most; I am more comfortable."
TTBF Blog post here
ITU Duathlon World Champion and 2008 Olympian Jarrod Shoemaker gets a TTBikeFit! Jarrod's Blog
Jarrod's comments: "The bike fit I got last week is feeling amazing...everything feels great right now... power and feel on the bike is great and no calf issues."
New England Tri Legend John O'Connell visits TTBikeFit!
For those of you not "old-school" enough to remember John, he used to mix
it up with the big boys in the early days of tri, and was known as one of the strongest cyclists in the sport. More importantly, John was and is a heck of a nice guy who was
always willing to help a novice out. He's making a comeback this year, and I would say he's well on his way since my Computrainer is still
smoking from the 1000 watt output. Note that John rode the unusual solid-framed Trimble in the old days. Look for him on a new version before too long. In the mean time he'll be switching to a TTX.
John's comments: "Todd,
It was great to meet you and your wife today. I was just thinking back to the early years of triathlon and remembering my first pro race when Mike Pigg
showed up at the Bud Light USTS Miami in '86 or '87 with a pair of the original aero bars designed my Boone Lennon. He crushed the
invincible Scott Molina on the bike that day. The very next day I was fortunate enough to have a prototype sent out which I attached and
just rode in the "aero position". There would be many bars and many crazy positions that would follow not to mention other gadgets that
supposedly "increased power" or "improved position". Seat tube angles would later change as well. However, through all of this
technological change no one actually was able to pull it all together for the athlete in terms of what was best for them individually
when it came to their own optimal position and bike for that matter. It seemed like it was all a guessing game as to what "looked" or
"felt" right. Today that guessing game was eliminated for me. In my opinion anyone that rides a bike, in a triathlon especially, should use
your system! It is hands down the best! Sincerely. John- Triathlete since 1982."
Check out John pulling Scott Tinley through most of the 1989 Kona bike leg here
Lisbeth breaks age group course record with a 10:10 win (3rd overall) at Ironman Arizona
New Pro Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald gets an online TTBikeFit!
Alex was top amateur in Kona 2007 and raced Kona this year as a pro.
Alex's comments: "Working with TT Bike Fit was very easy and very helpful. After I sent in a video I quickly received back a highly detailed video analysis of my position and recommendations for improvements. What impressed me the most is that there was a lengthy explanation including angles and distances to explain the benefit of each recommendation. Lastly, my position was compared with some athletes of similar and better caliber than myself to demonstrate how these changes may look and what affect they may have. After working with TT Bike Fit I am riding more powerfully, more comfortably and most importantly more quickly."
Endurance Nation Announces Partnership with TTBikeFit.com(Click Here)
Triathlon legends Karen Smyers and Dede Griesbauer visit TTBikeFit HQ!
Read the interview on xtri
Dede's comments: "Having spent the day with Todd and Lisbeth yesterday, these guys are top notch. The system they have is very cool, and Todd is highly knowledgeable and extremely thoughtful...What a super experience!!"