newbie needs help (bike suggestion)
i'm new the to forum. i discovered this place while doing various searches for bikes. i've been looking for a bike and i am overwhelmed!!!! here's the situation: i do not bike...at all. i know nothing about bikes. however, i'd like to start biking. i work out and do lots of endurance training and cardio...and i've recently got it in my head that i want to be in a triathalon. so i need to get a bike...and i have to start riding/training.
but i don't know what to get. i know my budget is $2000. that's $2000 total...tax, shipping (if i get it shipped), any extra bits i need (pedals or whatever).
while doing searches, i found these bikes from bikesdirect.com...motobecane bikes. but the reviews are pretty polarizing so i don't know what to think of them. please suggest some bikes for me!!!!!
oh, one more thing...how do i size myself for a bike? also...what's the difference between a triathalon bike and a road bike?
Last edited by celerystalksme; 09-04-07 at 10:23 AM.