Triathlon - Cheap tri bike help
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I want to get into triathlons. I've been riding for a while on a normal road bike but now I want to do triathlons. I don't want to convert my road bike into a tri bike though. I have around 500 dollars to spend and I know I have to get a used bike. So if you have any leads to a good bike that is 58cm and not some Asian made bike reply to this post
08-31-11, 10:09 PM
You can use your road bike in a triathlon. You don't have to convert it to a tri bike.
09-01-11, 06:30 AM
You can use a road bike. I've past many a tri bike in sprint/oly tri's. In regard to the Asian bike... Unless you are buying the highest end carbon frame most are manufactured in asia. Good luck and have fun.
09-01-11, 08:56 AM
Did my first few tris on a mountain bike with big knobby tires. I wasn't fast, but I didn't post the slowest bike split either. You'll see bikes of all types at a triathlon.
Get your engine in shape first. Do a couple of races. If you decide you want to stick with it then you can save for a tri bike.
And good luck with that non-Asian bike thing. :)
09-02-11, 01:15 PM
No kidding, for $500 you are lucky if you can even touch a frame made in the USA. I think they stopped making C'dales in the US, right? So pretty much all you are left with are the nice customs, I gonna buy me an IF steel frame roadie when I gets me rich.
09-05-11, 06:40 PM
ill sell you my Scott frame made in the US once i pick up my new frame, its going to be awhile though.
Depending on what frame i get the bike will come with wheels,seat,frame,crankset, and handle bars.
the Shimano 105s and the brakes are going over to the new frame. so you'll need those, and a new tire & tube for the Mavic cxp 14's 650c.
I'll let all that go pretty cheap and you should have enough to buy the parts you need to get a fully functional bike. Shipping will probably suck big time though, like over 100.
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