A new bike.

 
pete&co  Dec 27th 2007 at 21:59
pete&co
Hi, a newbie so probably a dumb question. I currently ride a full suspension mountain bike and am looking at a second bike for road work for a sprint triathlon. Budget upto £1,000 any suggestions and are the "aero arms" worthwhile (I like them)


Cheers,


Pete.
 
 
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Flan  Dec 31st 2007 at 20:03
Flan
Giant, Trek and Scott do good bikes in that price bracket.

Look for a good frame that fits you and that you can upgrade bits as and when.

Good wheels make you fast.

Get the aero bars. Makes a big difference from 18 mph upwards. Practice with them.
 
 
 
DAVESKY  Jan 2nd 2008 at 15:56
DAVESKY
Hi ,

I am selling my 2003 Cannodale Ironman 2000, I have had this for 2 years and completed the UK 1/2 Ironman on it in 07.

http://www.bikesportmichigan.com/reviews/cannondaleim03.shtml
 
 
 
DAVESKY  Jan 2nd 2008 at 15:57
DAVESKY
Hi ,

I am selling my 2003 Cannodale Ironman 2000, I have had this for 2 years and completed the UK 1/2 Ironman on it in 07.

http://www.bikesportmichigan.com/reviews/cannondaleim03.shtml
 
 
 
DAVESKY  Jan 2nd 2008 at 15:58
DAVESKY
Hi ,

I am selling my 2003 Cannodale Ironman 2000, I have had this for 2 years and completed the UK 1/2 Ironman on it in 07.

http://www.bikesportmichigan.com/reviews/cannondaleim03.shtml
 
 
 
Mitch  Jan 3rd 2008 at 19:24
Mitch
Focus Cayo for a penny under from Wiggle got very good reviews in 220
 
 
 
RichG  Jan 4th 2008 at 13:35
RichG
Yeah - haven't been in the UK for 16 months or so, but the last time I read a decent triathlon mag Focus were knocking out some really good bikes for excellent prices
 
 
 
scarrot65  Jan 13th 2008 at 18:56
scarrot65
The Focus Cayo have been getting really good review and won cycling mag bike of the year. A couple of friends have got Focus bikes though not the Cayo, and they have been really please with them.
If you are after a tri specific bike Focus also do the Izalo Tria for £900 which has also got good reviews in the months 220.
I have been looking around for a new bike for about a year now and have finally chosen the Cayo Pro at £1600 just have to save up the extra pennies now. Hope this helps
 
 
 
battila.hu  Jan 14th 2008 at 15:54
battila.hu
Hello,

i'm using a Moser Cyclocross bike. For CycloCross and for road triathlon as well, of course with different tires. It was about 600 pounds, but not in England.

If you would like to do CX it's a good buy.

Best regards,
Attila

ps.:I have a fully and a hardtale bike for Xterra.
 
 
 
pete&co  Jan 14th 2008 at 22:29
pete&co
Thanks for the replies everyone, seems to be the more I learn the less I know.


Cheers,

Pete.
 
 
 
pete&co  Jan 14th 2008 at 22:30
pete&co
Thanks for the replies everyone, seems to be the more I learn the less I know.


Cheers,

Pete.
 
 
 
pete&co  Jan 14th 2008 at 22:31
pete&co
Thanks for the replies everyone, seems to be the more I learn the less I know.


Cheers,

Pete.
 
 
 
DAVESKY  Jan 17th 2008 at 13:06
DAVESKY
I have Just purchased a new Bike Cervelo P3C 2008 this was from Nytro based in the US, Good prices even including the import tax
 
 
 
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