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Need help deciding what to buy....(4 posts)

Need help deciding what to buy....ann
Feb 26, 2002 6:54 AM
I want to buy a tri bike for someone as a gift. I know he likes the Quintana Roo Tequilo. I have read mixed reviews and just wanted some advice. This is his first year of tris but he has done road races for two or three years. I know once he starts he will be totally hooked so I also want something he can use as he gets more advanced. Any suggestions?
re: Need help deciding what to buy....gregdogg62
Feb 26, 2002 7:56 AM
Questions you need to answer

What price range?
what frame material?
do you want to get a tri specific bike?

That said
I would look at Cervelo. I know a few people who have them and they are really nice. they are very stiff though. I started out as a road racer and switched to multisport a couple of years ago. I still just use a road bike. I use clip on aero bars and aero wheels. I like training on a road bike. It is more comfortable for long training rides. Also the new Cervelo Solo looks nice, because it is somewhere inbetween a road bike and a tri bike.
re: Need help deciding what to buy....ann
Feb 26, 2002 9:41 AM
price range - up to $2500
unsure of frame material still debating
yes want I want a tri specific bike (he already has cyclecross/road/mountain)

I forgot to mention the goal is to do an Ironman
My advice on bike gift-giving...brider
Feb 27, 2002 6:59 AM
I'd avoid trying to make the decision for your friend. Give a certificate that says you'll write the check (and you may want to put an upper limit on this), but HE has to make the decision on which one. Then go with him to the LBS and have fun.