Today is a new day; I finally took the plunge and have committed to tri's with the purcahse of the BMC TT03.
I'm not very knowledgable on the TT bike scene even though I've been riding bikes for a while. There are some really tremendous TT bikes out there for the money. It's taken some time to research all the options available.
I can only speak for myself, but it was a true challenge deciding on a bike. Call me different, but I chose the BMC TT03; I'm sure there are those on the board who would ask, "Why?" Several reasons actually, mostly because I couldn't find any substantial information on this bike. I know the road based bikes are quite good, so there must be a reason why the TT03 ins't very popular. What I learned is that for the money, it's not well equipped compared to the competition. So, with that knowledge I approached a very reputable LBS and talked it over with them. They sell a lot of differrent brands but after talking to them about my goals, they talked to me about BMC. After looking at how the bike came spec'ed out, I decided to build up the bike a bit - and based upon that have come to the conclusion this is a GOOD bike for the money, but you have to be creative. I'm pretty fortunate, my LBS was extremely helpful with the options to upgrade without killing my budget.
Well – here she is.
Fresh pics of the TT03 – just picked it up today.
Here are the specs:
TT03 – Aluminum frame with carbon seat post
Fork – Easton Aero 90 carbon
Seat - Selle Italia XO
Bars – Profile Design Carbon X 1.5
Groupo – Ultegra SL
Pedals – Look Keo Sprint
Wheels – Mavic Cosmic Carbone (700 clinchers)
As you can see, I’ve upgraded most everything on the bike, but am quite pleased with the overall package. Now I just need saddle time to work out the kinks and fit.
Enjoy - if anyone else owns one of these I'd love to hear from you.