First off I would like to thank all in advance for any advice you can give and apologize if this is a repeat thread.
I just recently moved to Jackson, MS area and went to my local bike shop to test out some bikes to get fitted and get a idea of what I like/dislike.
Unfortunately I was only able to test a Aluminum Trek and a Carbon Felt Z series I believe though both great bikes. The Trek was 2.1 Apex I believe not 100% sure on that (H2) I liked the ridding position of the bike, but didn't feel at good as the Felt did. I didn't like the way it shifted compared to the Felt.
The Felt had a good feel to it when I rode it though it had a higher stance which I did not like compared to the lower stance of the Trek.
I just sold a motorcycle and have about a 2,500 limit to what I could spend and want something I will be able to enjoy for awhile.
My question is would it be better to get a higher end Aluminum frame in this price range or a carbon framed bike. Are the ridding positions about comparative between brands, like will the Felt F series have about the same ridding position as the Trek I rode. I would like to train up to be able to do a Triathlon some time in the next year or so would it be better to jut get a Tri bike? Any advice on brands I should try or on the Felt F series would be great. Thanks again.