Want To Start Riding (Triathlons, Training, ETC) Need Help With Bike
This is my frist post here, but my question involves training for triathlons. I started running a little while ago, and I am doing marathons at the moment. However, I loved biking when I was a kid, and I am also a very good swimmer, so I want to start doing some triathlons. My question is this, I have only around $500-$600 to spend on a new bike to train and practice. If I do well, I don't mind spending a lot more money, but first I need to find out if I like it.
There are a lot of different bikes to choose from, and I would like to find the best quality for the price. Road bikes seem to be more for racing and are supposed to be more comfortable, but I have also found some inexpensive hybrids which are supposed to be good for all round use. Here are a few that I am looking at:
Trek 7200 or 7300
Schwinn Speedster Flat Bar Road Cycle
Schwinn Volare 700c Road Bike
Keep in mind that I am 6'6" and 220 pounds. I am sure that at first, I will probably be hard on the bike, and perhaps do some off road biking. If you guys have any recommendations and advice, it would really help me out.
Last edited by Fish Helmet; 11-06-07 at 06:10 PM.