Triathlon Bike Vs Road Bike - What’s The Difference?

Published on December 4th 2022


For triathletes, there are two different bike options: a road bike with clip-on aero bars, or a dedicated triathlon bike, also known as a TT bike. Tri bikes are made to be fast & aerodynamic, but being heavier than road bikes, there is a penalty when riding uphill or on technical courses. Mark & James put the two bikes head-to-head in three different races to see which is best! 0:00 Intro 2:01 Hill climb 4:35 Technical course 7:09 Flat time trial 8:50 Results Useful Links Submit your Photo and Video to us 👉 Check out the GTN Shop 👉 Which do you ride: a TT bike or a road bike? Let us know in the comments below! 💬 If you liked this video, be sure to give it a thumbs up 👍 and share it with your friends! Watch more on GTN... 📹 Aero Road Vs Aero TT Helmets 👉 📹 Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist 👉 📹 Watch our weekly show, The GTN Show 👉 Photos: © Triathlon / Getty Images 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound 🎵 4 Malcolm - Sarah, the Illstrumentalist Shifting Out - Gregory David Doo Wop Ish - Tigerblood Jewel All Wound Up - Tigerblood Jewel Panic Attack - Tigerblood Jewel Wheezing - Dylan Sitts #gtn #triathlon #swimbikerun #swim #bike #run The Global Triathlon Network (GTN) is the world's biggest triathlon YouTube channel, with new videos every day! GTN is for anyone who loves triathlon: from seasoned triathletes to first-timers – and everyone in between! With the help of our former pro and Olympic medal-winning team, we’re here to inform, entertain and inspire you to become a better triathlete; including videos on: - How to swim, bike, and run faster with expert knowledge - Try our session ideas - Investigations into wide-ranging topics - The best triathlon bike tech and gear with pro-know-how - In-depth, entertaining features from the heart of the sport - Chat, opinion and interact with us across the channel and on social media! Join us on YouTube’s best triathlon channel to get closer to the sport and to become a better, faster and fitter triathlete! Welcome to the Global Triathlon Network. Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon bikes: THEMAGIC5: MET Helmets: ON Running: Orca: Park Tool: Precision Fuel & Hydration: Selle Italia: Trimtex: Wahoo: Zwift: Watch our sister channels: Global Cycling Network - GCN Tech - GCN Racing - GCN Italia - GCN en Espanol - GCN auf Deutsch - GCN en Francais - GCN Japan - GCN Training - Global Mountain Bike Network - GMBN Tech - Electric Mountain Bike Network -