Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Virginia Beach, Va.
Bikes: 2006 TCR C1, 2006 Specialized Allez Elite - Triple, POS mountian bike
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Get Cervelo P2C or use my Giant TCR C1 2006
A newbie, about 17 months into biking. Been a swimmer, not recnetly though, for 8+ years. Probably can average 20.5 mph on the flats on my Giant TCR & can hit or should I say touch 30 MPH on the flats with no wind. Anyway my question is should I get a used CERVELO P2C or keep my Giant TCR C1 2006. Been working on my cadence & some inervals - need to get faster.
Have been told I can save anywhere from 30 seconds to 3 minutes/hour. Do not feel it will be that large of a difference but I am unsure. Expect it woulld cut 30-45 seconds/hour, & will make the run in the triathlon/duathlon a bit easier. Local LBS or actually TRIATHLON shop is a Cervelo dealer with a swap meet in two weeks. LBS will give you a preliminary fit on the used bike for free to make sure you get the right size. Is stem length an important factor for a TRI-Bike? Anything in particular other than the obvious - scratch(s), dents, wrecked, wheels out of true, cracks, etc - that I should look for? Sorry for the questions, thanks for the time.
Any feedback would be appreciated.