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Old 09-30-18, 10:51 AM
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Help with purchasing first triathlon bike

Hi everyone,


I'm currently in the process of purchasing my first triathlon bike. I'll be racing Ironman Canada in Whistler next summer.
I've narrowed my choices down to (all 2017 and later models):

1. Argon 18 E-117 (105 OR possibly Ultegra)
2. Cervelo P2 (105)
3. Felt IA16 (105)

I was hoping I could get some advice regarding which bike would be the best choice and why?

Thanks!
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Old 10-28-18, 09:12 PM
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First things first:

Make sure all these options are your true size.
Do not start to training in the bike without a proper bike fit.

105 groupset is quite heavy, if you can avoid it and get a Ultregra your life is gonna be better!
I would say an Argon18 E-117 has a nice aero frame for the value. Could be my first option, but it the Cervelo P2 is not a bad option in the end. The issue here is that groupset has come with Cervelo is pretty terrible compared to a new E-117

ps: Do not avoid make a bike fit before purchase the bike, if both are in the same store maybe you can try it
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The Argon I saw looked too hot to pass up... but, Felt does design a good bike.
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