Looking for my first bike
I am looking to purchase my first bike. I plan on going to a local bike shop to get fit, but I thought I would get your opinion on what I should look for.
I am new to triathlons, having recently completed my first sprint this past September. It was a blast and I definitely plan to do a couple a year. Looking forward I will probably stick to the Sprint and Olympic distances, but plan to complete a Half Ironman within the next 2 years. I know there are Tri-specific bikes but I am not sure I need something that specific. I plan on riding year-round (whether outside or inside) so I'm thinking a road bike might be my best option.
I do have access to a pretty good deal on Diamondback road bikes (50% off) but that is not a name that pops up often when I read about bikes. I know they are more known for BMX/Mountain bikes. However, given the discount I can get I am wondering if their road bikes are a good option for my needs and experience level (and wallet). I would be looking at one of the three Diamondback bikes:
PODIUM 6 CAMPY
Can anyone give me an opinion on these bikes? Or others based on my experience and need?
Any advice/input would be much appreciated.
50% off means more $$$ left in your wallet to spend on stuff or entry fees.
Get fitted, test ride anything in your budget and buy. Nothing wrong with Diamondback especially at 50% off.
I rode Treks for 20+ years. I have a DB Podium Carbon bike and love it. My frame is the Pod 5, which is the same as the Pod 6 (2012). Review after review is good and I have no regrets switching brands.
All three of those bikes, look real nice. Good luck with your decison.
Swim real fast and you can grab one off the rack before they get there.