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Weird Question: most triathlon-like road bike?(5 posts)

Weird Question: most triathlon-like road bike?empacher6seat
Oct 18, 2002 5:00 PM
Considering I'm probably never going to get into road racing, and I'm getting more and more into triathlons, I'm torn inbetween getting a tri bike and a road bike. Money is the biggest deciding factor in deciding what I get, so I was thinking of getting a "tri-like" road bike and just tweaking a few things. From what I understand from previous posts here, a forward seat post, aero bars and possibly an aero fork are what I'd need.

Anyways, are there any frames avaliable that are "sort of" tri geometry? If I had a stanard road frame with the forward seat post etc, would I even need a more tri specific frame?
Kestrel Talonspookyload
Oct 18, 2002 8:20 PM
The talon uses 700c wheels, but comes with a proprietary seatpost with two positions. One for forward time trial/triathalon and a rear for a more relaxed road position. You can also pick up a whole bike with 105 parts for the price of a regular Kestrel frame.
re: Cervelo SoloistAkirasho
Oct 18, 2002 8:23 PM
... also consider this rig...

We abide.

Remain In Light.

Be the bike.
Nice bike here...hayaku
Oct 18, 2002 8:55 PM

Have a look at this site, lots of good information. The Soloist model might be just what you're looking for.
I would go for....rengaracchi
Oct 18, 2002 9:06 PM
Cervelo, Soloist. Read the following review, which I found one of the most comprehensive ones.