Hello, I just did my first triathlon using my dad's old POS schwinn 10-speed from th 70's. I'm interested in buying an entry-level bike for about $800-1000. I'm just wondering what the major differences in tri and road bikes and wondering what people would recommend to start out with. As of now I plan on primarily do tri events, but possibly also some bike races. Also, I'm just trying to do my research on different makes and all the components, so If anyone has any specific recommendations(ie: gears, cartridges, brakes, pedal systems, or anything i might forget) of what I should look for, or advice of where I could go about doing this please let me know.
Thanks a lot, Eric