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try-ath-uh-luhn bikes

Noun, Adjective

Bikes specially designed for competing in triathlons

Example usage: My triathlon-bikes are the lightest and most aerodynamic on the market.

Most used in: Triathlon competitions around the world.

Most used by: Professional and amateur triathletes.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 3/10

Also see: Road bikes, Touring bikes, Time trial bikes, Endurance bikes,


What is a Triathlon-Bike?

A triathlon-bike is a type of bicycle specifically designed for the triathlon, a multi-discipline endurance event. It is a road bike with a focus on aerodynamic efficiency, light weight, and a comfortable riding position. The frame geometry is designed to provide the best blend of aerodynamics, power transfer, and comfort for the rider.

Triathlon-bikes typically have a longer wheelbase than regular road bikes, which increases stability. The handlebars are set low and wide, allowing for a more aerodynamic riding position. The gearing of a triathlon-bike is designed to provide the rider with a range of gears to choose from, depending on the terrain. The frame material is usually carbon fiber, which is lightweight and strong.

Triathlon-bikes are becoming increasingly popular among serious cyclists. According to a survey conducted by the International Triathlon Union, triathlon-bikes accounted for nearly 25% of all bicycles purchased in 2020. The popularity of triathlon-bikes is likely due to their efficiency and comfort, making them ideal for long-distance events.


The Origin of the Term 'Triathlon-Bikes'

The term 'triathlon-bikes' refers to the type of bicycle specifically designed for the sport of triathlon. The origin of the term dates back to the late 1970s when the sport of triathlon first began to gain popularity in the United States and Europe. The term was likely used to differentiate between the bicycles used for road racing and those used for triathlons.

The first modern triathlon was held in San Diego, California in 1974 and the sport quickly spread throughout the United States and Europe. As the sport grew in popularity, so did the need for a bike specifically designed for triathlon. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, triathlon-style bikes began to emerge with features designed to maximize aerodynamics and reduce fatigue.

The term 'triathlon-bikes' first appeared in the media in the early 1980s and has been used ever since to refer to the type of bicycle designed for the sport of triathlon. Today, triathlon-bikes are used in competitions around the world and are considered an essential piece of equipment for any serious triathlete.

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