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Old 04-03-08, 03:26 PM   #1
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Good shops for entry-level TT/Tri bikes?

I'm looking to upgrade from my spare-roadie-with-clipons to a true Tri rig this season. Anyone know of any local shops trying to move last year's stock (large sizes)? Hoping to spend less than $1500, and would like 105/Ultegra. I'm keeping a watchful eye on ebay and craigslist, but sizes for the bigger boys are rarely found. I've heard of last year's cervelo P2s going for $1350 on another board, but no idea where. Any guidance appreciated.

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Old 04-03-08, 05:41 PM   #2
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Check out Nytro. I just looked and they have several entry level bikes which are near your budget. The 2008 P2 w/Ultegra is $1650.

http://www.nytro.com/
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where are you located and what size do you need? I saw this litespeed saber in N. San Diego..

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/bik/626819085.html
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where are you located and what size do you need? I saw this litespeed saber in N. San Diego..

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/bik/626819085.html
Wow. Beautiful bike, but way too small. I ride a 61-63 road frame. Thanks. I'm in Simi Valley.
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Wow. Beautiful bike, but way too small. I ride a 61-63 road frame. Thanks. I'm in Simi Valley.
I ride the same size, 60-61.. I will keep my eyes open for something local..
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i saw this on ebay local: http://cgi.ebay.com/KUOTA-K-Factor-T...QQcmdZViewItem
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I am always looking for bikes locally on ebay. You should drop the seller an email and ask if you can pick, usually this is no problem. If you say you will pay in person with cash if you are the winner it helps to make it an easier transaction. I have bought 2 bikes and gotten great deals going this route..
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I am always looking for bikes locally on ebay. You should drop the seller an email and ask if you can pick, usually this is no problem. If you say you will pay in person with cash if you are the winner it helps to make it an easier transaction. I have bought 2 bikes and gotten great deals going this route..
Well, I won it. My schedule won't allow a trip down to Ladera Ranch in the near future, but he appears to be a retailer so I'm sure the bike will be packed and shipped properly. Now to get my hands on it and start training my TT position...

Thanks again, socalrider.

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Well, I won it. My schedule won't allow a trip down to Ladera Ranch in the near future, but he appears to be a retailer so I'm sure the bike will be packed and shipped properly. Now to get my hands on it and start training my TT position...

Thanks again, socalrider.

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The Road Racing forum will be an excellent place for people to evaluate your position
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