Triathlon Frames — Val

Triathlon Frames — Val, god of revenge Starting at $1000headtube badge (cleaned) (Gallery)

Upwards of 80% of the aerodynamic drag when riding a bike comes from the rider — the large body on top of the bike. Yet so many people spend thousands and THOUSANDS of dollars chasing that 20%, all to get it to maybe 16%. And what does it gain them? A bike that’s slippery to the wind, but punishes the body so much in a harsh ride or torturous position that riding it “aero” is impossible for any lengthy period.

I grew up in triathlon when tri bikes were first being invented, and it seems much of the industry is still producing modified road bikes and calling them tri bikes.  To even the savvy, bike fitting in the triathlon community has become all about “stack and reach”. Hey, that’s great if you don’t care where the saddle is or how you’re balanced on the bike, or how it handles. Yeah, you can get used to just about anything.

The goal of a triathlon bike is different than a road bike. The entire design is backwards from that of a road bike — front to back, rather than back to front. And it’s based on the rider, not just the wind tunnel.

Mjolnir Cycles builds triathlon bikes that can be ridden all day. And you can still get off and run afterwards.

Featured options:
650c (571) or 700c (622) wheel sizes.
Short or standard reach caliper brakes.
Straight 1.125 (standard) or tapered 1.125-1.5 (add $25) head tube.
BSA68mm English threaded bottom brackets.
Geometry optimized for rider aerodynamics.
Complements with lugged crown road or aero fork.