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2015-07-23 8:31 AM
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Subject: RE: Should I sell my P2 and buy a road bike?
Did you try the drop bars option at all? I think that's the route I may go. I have a 70.3 a month from today so if I'm doing anything I need to act FAST.

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Not sure about the OP, but a good number of athletes have done this successfully. If it helps, we have a sampling of photos of such set ups here on one of our fb albums. Give it a shot.

Greg @ dsw


2015-07-23 9:36 AM
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Subject: RE: Should I sell my P2 and buy a road bike?
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Did you try the drop bars option at all? I think that's the route I may go. I have a 70.3 a month from today so if I'm doing anything I need to act FAST.

Thanks!


Not sure about the OP, but a good number of athletes have done this successfully. If it helps, we have a sampling of photos of such set ups here on one of our fb albums. Give it a shot.

Greg @ dsw


Yes, I saw this, thanks! I was a bit relieved to see what looks like a few P1s (what I ride) in there. =)
2015-07-23 10:41 AM
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Subject: RE: Should I sell my P2 and buy a road bike?
Originally posted by meggfishy

Just realized I never updated this!

So...I bought a road bike. I test rode a ton of different models and ended up fitting best on a Cervelo R2. My fitter was kind enough to squeeze me in right away, so I've been on the bike a lot across the past week and a half, including an 80-mile ride last weekend. It makes a world of difference for me in climbing and especially descending to have my shifters under my hands instead of having to take my hands off and reach forward mid-descent. The road bike is also more comfortable to ride, and I'm roughly the same speed as on the tri bike.

I'm hanging on to the P2 for now, with the hope that if the road bike makes riding less of a chore, I'll be a more relaxed rider on the whole and more able to get into aero without freaking out. But based on comfort -- I'm definitely doing Syracuse and IMMT on the road bike. It's a no brainer for me.


Well...how did you like your new roadie for Syracuse 70.3?
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