Time trial (TT) bikes are designed with a single focus: pure speed. This at the expense of everything else including comfort, handling, and … err … expense!
In bike design, improving aerodynamics (of the bike/rider combination). The rider’s position on the bike has by far the biggest impact on speed. For this reason, TT bikes share the following features:
- Very aggressive frame geometry
- Aero rather than drop handlebars
- Disc rear wheel