Should I buy this bike?
The bike I am looking at is a Quintana Roo Caliente Tri bike which by the size chart will fit me very well. Bike appears to be in great shape.
Now the kicker.
I don't really need a tri bike.
I was riding often but tore a calf muscle and just now getting back on(slow and out of shape).
I ride for exercise but would like to get into group rides and evolve from there.
I currently ride a mercier bikesdirect sc2. My fiance shows moderate interest this bike will fit her.
The Quintana is listed for 450 and from what I can tell that is a awesome deal.
Tri bikes in group rides made up of mainly cyclists is usually a no no. If you're riding with other triathletes, just ride responsibly and it shouldn't be a big deal. All your other factors are kind of adding up against you besides the price. If you really want it and think you'll be able to flip it for the same or more should you need to, go ahead. None of us can really stop you now, can we?
Originally Posted by SgtPepper64
I decided against it.
I know I will want a new bike in a year or so but I don't think that bike is right for me.
I need to focus on fitness. In that respect my mercier sc2 cheapo will get the job done as much as a full carbon bike until I reach another level. What good is spending money on a bike that is 5-10lbs lighter than the bike I ride when I am carrying an extra 30.
Was a great deal though(I think it has since sold).