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Cheap road bike for triathlon

Discussion in 'Pedal Powered' started by jsmoke, 8 Jul 2018.

  1. jsmoke

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    From my quick research am I right in saying that the bt'win triban 100 is the best you can get for the price. It comes in at 11.3kg minus pedals.

    What do you think?
     
  2. Saytan

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    If you're insistent on spending no more than that on something new, have a look at the Carrera zelos too

    The extra ton for a Triban 500 looks well spent though
     
  3. PermaBanned

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    Agree that the Carrera Zelos or Virtuoso are probably the way to go for that - as long as you happen to need a 51 or 54cm frame. Triban is a nice casual bike for all road riding but it's not built for speed, A modern compact groupset will make a huge difference for training and for finding a gear you can get the most out of in any given situation.
     
  4. jsmoke

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    Regarding frame size, afaics, a 59cm frame would be right for me. But that may be road bike sizes only, not sure if same applies to hybrid or tri bikes. It's all a learning curve.
     
  5. touch

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    You need to be looking at road bikes. Hybrids will be a lot slower and tri bikes are miles outwith bidget.
     
  6. jsmoke

    Capodecina

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    Correct. So I think I am 5.11 1/2 , maybe 6ft. Am I right in saying 59cm?
     
  7. Saytan

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    59 will likely be too big, 56-57-58 is probably the place to look
     
  8. touch

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    Agreed. I'm 6ft and I ride a 56cm