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Best tri-frame for $(6 posts)

Best tri-frame for $Mauceri
Sep 18, 2002 4:11 AM
I bought a Seven Axiom Steel not long ago and love it. For me, I am a Seven guy when it comes to road. But now I want to get into tri-racing, and TT.

As you can imagine I laid down a lot of money for the Seven, and I want to know what the best tri-frame is for the money.

It doesn't mean the cheapest frame...I'm willing to spend money on quality, but I don't want to spend money on inflated prices when I can get maybe a lesser known brand for a lot less.

Figure you guys would know....thanks.
Cervelo (nm)jtferraro
Sep 18, 2002 4:44 AM
QR. NMSteve_0
Sep 18, 2002 5:08 AM
re: ... ditto Cervelo...Akirasho
Sep 18, 2002 5:26 AM


... granted, this bike has been modified from the original retail price of $2100 (2000 price) but still represents a great bang for the buck... indeed, the P3 starts to look good at today's retail prices as well.

We abide.

Remain In Light.

Be the bike.
considerations.Steve_0
Sep 18, 2002 6:38 AM
Weigh the cost of the bike vs size of the tri/TT season, which in most areas is only a handfull of races at best.

Also, considering you are just looking into racing, invest some time before you invest the bucks.

You can play with the geometry on your seven a bit...a 0 offset post, or even a forward post and some aerobars can emulate a tri bike pretty nicely without plunking down 1000 bucks for a QR or 2100 bucks for the 'bargain' cervelo.

But you want to be a 'serious' racer? About 1/2 the field at kona rides a standard geometry. I'd consider everyone there serious.
PSSteve_0
Sep 18, 2002 6:39 AM
go over to the TRI board. Good advice can usually be found over there.