Posted 2009-04-15 6:08 PM (#626517) Subject: WTB (or "borrow and try") ~56 cm Road Bike
I'm new to the tri scene and am looking for a pre-owned 56 cm road bike in good condition (no crashes) that I can either "try/borrow" (I live in North/Central NJ) or buy at a reasonable price.
Nothing fancy needed - I currently own a mountain bike, and plan on doing 2 Sprint tris (one in May, one in July) and wish to find a cost-effective *road* bike to use to fall in love w multi-sports. (Then, I'll convince myself and spouse to drop some money on a decent road bike....I just don't want to ride my 15 year old mountain bike!)
I've seen the ebay "deals" - are those $500 bikes _really_ deals?
Posted 2009-04-16 9:19 AM (#626525 - in reply to #626517) Subject: Re: WTB (or "borrow and try") ~56 cm Road Bike
Location: Bucks Co., Pa
check w/ a good local bike shop ( a good one won't push you to a $4000 bike) they'll find you one that fits you and your budget. they'll be able to find you that's the right size for you instead of you guessing. also a mountain bike is fine for your first tri(s) till you get really addicted then you can get a new bike. i'm outside of philly what tri's are you doing?
as for the 'deals' it depends on the bike i got a $2K for $700 but it took me a couple years of searching before I got lucky