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Old 01-20-09, 05:39 PM
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Big-Time Newbie, 27 yr old, First Triathlon - Need LOTS of advice

I'm attempting both my first Sprint and Olympic distance Triathlons later this year ...

But first things first, I NEED TO FIND MY FIRST BIKE! And am really struggling to find something that will work.

I'm 6'4", 225 lbs - so its my understanding to look for a 62" frame - but I DEFINITELY need a used bike. I'm looking to keep my bike budget under $700 if possible.

Anyone with any advice or pointers on locating a bike would be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Travis
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Old 01-21-09, 02:42 PM
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Welcome to BF.

Check in with the folks in the Triathlon forum (farther down the page) for suggestions.
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Old 01-21-09, 06:09 PM
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Ebay and craigslist are going to be your best source for bikes in that price range. You are going to need a XL frame. Best of Luck.
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Old 01-21-09, 07:05 PM
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Check in with the Clydesdales/Athenas forum as well.

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Old 01-22-09, 01:32 PM
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TRY WWW.BIKESDIRECT.COM
Your $700.00 will go a long way. Buying new, free shipping. I'm looking at a Motobecane Immottal Pro Reg $2600 for $1195 ... Shimano Ultegra gearing, carbon brame, forks, crank...etc.
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You wont find a 62" frame but the Windsor Royal Tri comes in 61 cm and is in your price range https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/road_bikes.htm Dont believe the list prices but they are still good value.
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