|Need a TT bike for USCF races||taxman|
Oct 7, 2002 3:53 PM
|Also posted the qustion on the Triathalon page.
First time on the board.
Looking for opinions between Cervelo One or P2K and Quintana Roo Tequilo. Other options are out of my range, want to keep it reasonable i.e under $2,000, and only need to use the bike three to four times yearly.
Want 700C wheels.
Need equivalent of a 59CM road frame.
I'm an experienced racer at a disadvantage in TT using stock frame so want to have race specific bike for next season.
|one advantage of Cervelo||DougSloan|
Oct 7, 2002 6:40 PM
|They have a reversible seat post head that can drastically change the effective geometry. Combine that with a Look Ergo stem, and you have a lot of variability.
For raw speed, I'd bet most aero frames are pretty close, and then it boils down to the wheels, well, assuming position is good.
|I got my QR Tiphoon frame with Ouzo Pro fork from Excell for||Ken of Fresno|
Oct 7, 2002 9:28 PM
|$1,100 and with the help of a 20% off coupon and some price matching from Nashbar was able to build the bike with full Dura Ace for under $2,000. I already had the wheels. I've never ridden a Cervelo, but the QR handles great and is plenty stiff. Rides almost as smooth as my 853 Lemond Zurich. Almost. The Tiphoon is actually made by Litespeed (no flames please) but with QR's geometry. Sizes 55 and up are available in 700c.
Best of luck,
|re: Need a TT bike for USCF races||rengaracchi|
Oct 7, 2002 9:52 PM
|Someone has mentioned Bikesport Michigan in a different context (http://www.bikesportmichigan.com/), but this is an excellent source of information for Tri-athlete. Read their product reviews particularly on Cervelo Soloist and One, and Quintana Roo Kilo.
|Also pretty good reviews at slowtwitch.com (nm)||Ken of Fresno|
Oct 7, 2002 9:59 PM
|re: Need a TT bike for USCF races||RACERX09|
Oct 8, 2002 4:17 AM
|Your replies thus far have centered around TT/Tri specific bikes. However, you state that you will only need the bike a few times a year.
By making such a drastic change in geometry for just those few times, I'd think your times would suffer. A TT/Tri bike calls on a different group of muscles.
I actually suggest that you simply invest in a set of lightweight aero wheels, an aero bar and spend some time practicing on keeping in an aero position.