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Old 11-29-03, 03:56 PM   #1
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triathlon bike -- should i buy instead of road bike if good deal?

I have been looking for a good used road bike, and it happens that once in a while I come across a very good deal for a triathlon bike. Can you all give me some advice here -- would getting a triathlon bike be a mistake? I'm not an incredibly serious rider, are the differences that big?

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Old 11-29-03, 11:07 PM   #2
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Yeah, I think it'd be a mistake. Try doing a search for the differences bw a road and tri bike. For long rides, it'll be less comfortable...steeper geometry and fewer hand positions. They typically handle worse too. They're also heavier.
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here are the differences
http://www.bikesportmichigan.com/bikes/difference.shtml
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