Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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Hard to say you are crazy, but most would recommend against that. Commuting would not be ideal on a tri bike . . . having to switch to grab brakes, etc. A tri/TT bike will not handle sharp turns as well as a road bike, etc. To me these things add up to a less safe commute. I ride a decent amount on my road bike and I feel so much less safe when on aero bars. Part of that is my inexperience, but part is just the fact you are not as able to steer or stop in that position.
Of course you could do this and if this is what you want, do it.
However, with only doing 1-2 tris a year, to me this is a no brainer 100% - get a road bike. Slap some aero bars on it when you race and when you want to ride low. A road bike will be better the 97% of the time you are not racing.
Here is another part of it - you have a hybrid bike (and I am assuming you do not have a lot of road or tri bike experience) and it is somewhat normal to feel like an aggressive position feels good. It does in that you are low and it feels very powerful and efficient. However, it gets old quicker than you think. Just moving from your comfort to a road bike will have you in some pain after your first few rides (sore neck, hot spots, numb hands, etc - EVEN on a perfectly fitted bike). These go away as your body adapts. The tri/TT position is really a very aggressive position and will wear on you if that is all you do.