I'm brand new to the world of triathlons and i don't have a bike yet. I'm training for a sprint triathlon in june in harriman state park, ny. I am unsure if i should buy a tri specific bike for both training and racing or if i should just buy a road bike/multi-sport bike and put aero bars on it. I don't want to invest money into a road bike and then have to buy a tri bike in the near future. I'm very keen on the Specialized Transition Elite for a tri bike and the Specialized Transition Multisport for a road/multi-sport bike with aero bars... Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks
P.S. Does anybody know where i can get padded bike shorts that aren't spandex looking??