I'm not new to triathlons--er, not brand new. ( I've raced 16 or so in 3 years). I think I've maxed out my racing performance on my current bike--a 20 year old Panasonic road bike. If I'm going to upgrade to a tri bike, I'm willing to pay around 3000 for a P3 if you guys say it's a reasonably guaranteed pleaser. I hold 22.5mph on my current bike over a 25 mile course. Would a P3 with regular wheels do the same or much better? Most P3 's at the 3100 dollar range don't include Zipp wheels(though everyone seems to advertise them with a rear disc and front aero wheel)--so, is it better to get a 1500 dollar frame--say, Quintana Roo) and add the Zipp wheels? I played around with a custom built program online and managed to build a $5800 Aegis...gosh, I'd be embarassed to not go airborne if I paid that much for a bike.
Thank you very much for any opinions you'd take the time to share.
In South Carolina,