What would you suggest for a bike (my first road bike) that would best enable me to finish my first full Ironman Triathlon?
Basically, I am considering…
Spring-loaded seat post vs. frame with carbon rear end; and/or a “touring” bike.
How much easier would finishing be with the additional lightness (and shock absorption) of the bike with the carbon rear-end and fork, when compared to a bike with a spring-loaded seat post and a carbon fork?
Any thoughts, comments, and considerations would be greatly appreciated.