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Old 04-10-09, 02:29 PM   #1
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Hello all from southern cal...need help on bike

I am currently beginning to start training for a sprint tri, I am completely out of shape due mostly to an injury I suffered kickboxing 3 years ago...and of course my laziness and bad eating habits. I am in the process of buying an entry level bike to start my training. These are the two bikes I am currently looking at that are in my price range, I know nothing about cycling so I thought I would really appreciate any help in deciding which is a better value. I am 6' tall about 265lbs. Also, any training tips would be greatly appreciated thanks

http://www.onetri.com/product_info.php?products_id=3531

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...slisearch=true
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Old 04-11-09, 11:39 AM   #2
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I am currently beginning to start training for a sprint tri, I am completely out of shape due mostly to an injury I suffered kickboxing 3 years ago...and of course my laziness and bad eating habits. I am in the process of buying an entry level bike to start my training. These are the two bikes I am currently looking at that are in my price range, I know nothing about cycling so I thought I would really appreciate any help in deciding which is a better value. I am 6' tall about 265lbs. Also, any training tips would be greatly appreciated thanks

http://www.onetri.com/product_info.php?products_id=3531

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...slisearch=true
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I am not sure how often peopel visit the intoduction thread, me for sure do it approx three times a year! Therefor I suggest you post your question in one of the forums where there is more "traffic". Try to read them and find out what sort of riding peopel do, and post in the forum where you think you belong. I could suggest General cykeling, Road or maybe clydde if you are terribly out of shape. Best wishes.
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Old 04-12-09, 11:04 AM   #3
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might be too heavy for aluminum

Hi,

All of my aluminum bikes have cracked usually after 3 yrs of hard use. (ex messenger) I'm 6' 180 - 190 lbs depending of season. If your looking to have the bike a while then go for a steel ride. But if you want to sprint up mountains then aluminum is a good options just look for a good quality builder. If you live in hill terrain then the aluminum will be of benefit otherwise go for steel. gl hf
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o have the bike a while then go for a steel ride.
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