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    Alfred Lam
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    Hi! I just purchased a new tri bike in preparation for next season where I am planning to move up to half-ironman distance races. I got the bike professionally fitted by my usual bike fitter, so everything felt great dimensions-wise. However, after taking it out on the road twice, I am surprised to find how different it felt…specifically the balance. I feel “wobbly” (side to side) when I am on the aero bars, and the fact that I am seated more “forward” on the bike made me feel “insecure”. Any one had similar experiences when they first got on a tri bike? Any tips on how to get more comfortable?

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    Rodrigo Perez
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    Hello Alfred. Just give it more time. Practice aero position on easy roads when you are going straight and less handling is needed. Then after a while you will feel more comfortable. Im NO expert. Quite the opposive. I was feeling I was gona crash on aero position even in the turbo trainer at first. Then ith a bit of practice It all gett better. Yeah that aero position is intimidating but its just a matter of patience and practice. Cheers. Shark out.

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