Tuesday, October 9, 2007
My new TTX 9.9 SSL is such a great ride. It is slightly different than the one I have been riding for the past year. The SSL is lighter and stiff. Trek thinks everything through. This bike is stiffer than almost all other bikes and is the fastest in the tunnel. With the downtube closer to the front wheel it increases aerodynamics, and with the way the fork is designed its legs are true aero shape and spaced away from the wheel to reduce the high pressure area between the wheel and the fork legs. The crown or top of the fork is designed to mate aerodynamically with the headtube and downtube. The cables are brought in behind the stem unlike most TT bikes out there, which run the cables into the downtube negating much of their aero efforts.
I also have the new SRAM Red on my bike. It is light and strong and shifts amazing.
My complete bike weighs just under 17lbs including my PowerTap Hub. Hands down this is the fastest and best bike you can get!