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If you were to buy tri bike - Cervelo or Felt?(8 posts)

If you were to buy tri bike - Cervelo or Felt?Mauceri
Sep 26, 2002 5:17 AM
I like both of these bikes....What would you prefer and why?
re: If you were to buy tri bike - Cervelo or Felt?bigdeal
Sep 26, 2002 6:10 AM
well, you'll need to be a little more specific in terms of which bikes you're looking at. I'm looking for a tri bike too and due to the versatility of the bike, reviews, and test rides, I'm going with a p2k. Sure, I'm tri'ing right now, but will I be 2 seasons from now? I don't know, but hopefully yes. Even if I don't though, a road setup p2k is a respecible bike....... as long as it's built up with campy. ;-)
on road setup...Steve_0
Sep 26, 2002 7:53 AM
your questioning of your tri enthusiasm in 2 years is right on....over the last decade I cant count the number of times I've seen people run out to buy the lastest $2,500, 78+deg bike, only to never be seen again.

Considering a TYPICAL tri season consists of a handful of races per year, if you lose enthusiasm, or a life event takes away your hobby-time, you wasted a lot of money on an event-specific bike (As I always say,,,, theres a reason half the field at kona ride standard geometry).

Lastly, a roadbike will remain versatile - its far easier to get aero on a roadbike for those 5 tris, than to get comfortable on TT bike for the other coupla hundred rides.
QR TiPhoonKen of Fresno
Sep 26, 2002 7:00 AM
I really like the way this bike handles while in the aero bars. It's a station wagon while using the bull horns, but get into a tuck and it's something magical. But I'm biased. I own one. I got the frame from Excel Sports a while back on clearance. I see ads for the new ones once in a while on this site. The main differnece between this year and last is the addition of an intigrated hs.

Best of luck,
Ken
Id preferSteve_0
Sep 26, 2002 7:55 AM
the one that feels most comfortable to my body and my wallet.
re: If you were to buy tri bike - Cervelo or Felt?Lactate Junkie
Sep 26, 2002 10:36 AM
Cervelo P3--simply the most aero bike out, period. Followed by Cervelo P2, and maybe the TrekTT (if you have unlimited money). After that it is all downhill. Check the Cervelo website for lots of good info and not too much hype.
re: If you were to buy tri bike - Cervelo or Felt?Lactate Junkie
Sep 26, 2002 10:40 AM
Forgot to mention the Cervelo is 6061 Al while the Felts are 7005. 6061 is a better material
Consider the Cervelo Soloist...Ride-Fly
Sep 26, 2002 6:38 PM
especially if you wonder if the tri enthusiasm will be there a few years down the road. It can double as a regular road geo bike or a shallower (75 deg effective seattube angle) tri/time trial bike all with a flip of the seatpost/seat and the addition of a set of aerobars. Plus, it has a nice aero downtube that can't hurt when going on the attack during your regular group rides. This is the bike I would like to get if I ever decide to get into tris. Ride ON!!!