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2019-06-24 3:33 PM


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Subject: Tri bike
New to tri. Done a couple of events, realise need a better bike. Minimal training due to 3 small kids so just doing novice/sprint. No idea about bikes but know there’s no way I want to spend more than £500. Happy with second hand but no idea of makes or what I should be looking for in a bike. It’s my least fave part of tri! Pleeeease help ??


2019-06-24 3:43 PM
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Your budget will probably dictate what bike you can get. The used bike market is pretty soft where I live, no idea about where you’re at, but your budget will probably limit you somewhat. That said, I was able to score a used 2013 Cervelo P2 for under your budget, a once in a lifetime deal for sure.

The typical brands to look for are:
Cervelo
Trek
Felt
Fuji
Giant
Quintana Roo
Orbea
Cube

Have you considered a nice road bike with clip on aero bars? You’re not going to get that much more benefit from a tri bike over a good road bike at the sprint distance. Just a thought.
2019-06-24 9:48 PM
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2019-06-24 11:21 PM
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Thanks for the input! I’ll have a look.
2019-06-25 3:16 PM
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Look for a solid used aluminum road bike and clip on aero bars.

Once you think you want to stay in it long term, time to look at tri bikes.
2019-06-26 6:05 PM
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Originally posted by CBarnes

IMO the best bang for the buck is the Kestrel Talon here are a few links
https://playtridallas.bikesit.com/a/triathlon-time-trial-bikes/kestr...
https://www.kestrelbicycles.com/bikes/triathlon/talon-x-shimano-105-...
find one used or bikesdirect.com

Did my first tri (a sprint) on my mountain bike. Bought a Kestrel Talon in 2016 and have subsequently done sprints and a HIM with it. I like it quite a bit and the price did not break the bank...about $1,500 not including pedals or accessories like the clip on aero bars I put on it. Price included a fitting from one of the best (if not the best) fitters in the area.


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