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Old 07-25-13, 01:46 PM   #1
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New Tri Bike!

I have been road-biking for a while and love it, but went to cheer on a friend at a half-Ironman this past weekend and am inspired to train for a half-ironman next July (2014). Id also like to get a triathlon bike to start getting used to and training on. I have (2) options right now:
2011 Cannondale Slice 3 (only 60 miles on the bike!) - $2000
2008 Felt B2 (upgraded with Sram Red mostly, roughly 2000 miles on the bike) - $1500

I took them both to a local tri fitter and both fit me well with a little adjustment. So assuming they both fit me well (the most important thing), which bike should I go with? I feel comfortable on both bikes, but the fitter said Id feel even better once we made a couple small adjustments.
Which would you buy? Is the Slice significantly better where the extra $500 is worth spending?

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What kind of road bike do you have? If it's halfway decent, I'd just stick with that. Add some clip-on aerobars and you're good to go.
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Not sure if this is allowed so sorry if not but......

All I have is road bike with aerobars
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unless money is no issue (though it seems like it isn't) I would at least do a couple tris before dropping thousands on a new bike
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Which would I buy? Assuming functionality and fit are nearly the same, I'd go with the cooler looking one. At the end of the day looking fast is fairly important, too.

So I'd go with the Slice because I think it looks awesome and I think the B2 is ugly as hell. Though that 500 bucks you save could get you a used powertap (or a new one or a Stages for 200 more), so that's not insignificant either.
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