Hoping to make an impression at your local club’s weekly 10-mile time trial? Or just want free speed? Then our 10 go-faster bike setup tips are just for you…
Get a clip-on - For a dramatic improvement, try some Proﬁle Airstrykes or Century ZBs, or other similar entry level clip-on bars. They’ll give you a considerable aerodynamic advantage by closing down your chest and arms and reducing your frontal area. Position them so you don’t have to alter your normal saddle position when in the drops on your regular racing bar. Ensure all screw and bolt threads are greased. Use a carbon assembly paste between the bars and the clip-on clamps to avoid any slippage under severe effort, or to risk over-tightening the clamp screws as well. Set arm rests and extensions so your forearms rest about a third of the way up from the elbow, with your upper arms at 75-90°.