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Old 10-24-17, 06:24 PM
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Unless you're training for a triathlon or some kind of TT race, don't buy a triathlon bike. The geometry is different; it puts more pressure on the softer tissue when you're on the saddle. The handling is dicey. Also, if you're planning to do group rides your club may not allow TT bikes.

As for a TT bike making it easy, in the famous words of G. Lemond, it doesn't get easier; you just get faster.

Get a decent road bike and work on your fitness, as well as the ability to ride in a more aero position--either in the drops or with hands on hood and elbows level with bar.
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