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Need a TT bike for USCF racing(4 posts)

Need a TT bike for USCF racingtaxman
Oct 7, 2002 3:42 PM
I'm posting here since I am looking for a good Time Trial bike for USCF TTs up to 25 miles.
First time on the board.
I'm told that Cervelo is a great bike mfg. but I've also spotted the Quintana Roos. If a Cervelo, my local shop is touting the P2K, the "One" model is more in my price range. If a QR, I've seen great deals on the Tequillo - more in my price range.
Size required is equivalent to a 59CM Road bike and I want 700C wheel size.
Any opinions on either of these two, what is relative quality difference? What about weight? Any other choices in the sub $1500 range? Fuji Aloha is out since their bike seems to come only in 650C wheel size
Thanks, Taxman
You won't go wrong with either one.brider
Oct 8, 2002 7:46 AM
If you're going with Cervelo, stick with the P2K or the P3. While the One makes a workable TT machine, it's a bit of a compromise.

Question, though. Have you ridden the steep geometry and know it works for you? In my case, I did better in TTs and tris with a nominally steep (74 degrees -- fairly steep be roadie standards) seat tube angle and clip-ons on road bars than I did with a steeper set-up. Just a thought.
re: Need a TT bike for USCF racingfbg111
Oct 8, 2002 6:26 PM
I raced my first triathlon a few weeks ago, and on the 14 mile bike course I was blowing by other bikers on their fancy tri bikes at a 22mph average speed. I wasn't impressed, as that really isn't very fast, and I didn't think I was well prepared for the bike portion anyway. That was on my TCR2 road bike with aerobars. Just goes to show that it's not the bike, it's the engine.
re: Need a TT bike for USCF racingLactate Junkie
Oct 15, 2002 3:45 PM
I just put my GT Vengence up on in the classifieds. It is fully tricked out and ready to race. It does however have 650c wheels. Although I am selling it with two full sets plus a disk.

My apologies in advance to anyone offended by the crass commercial post on this board. I know it is bad form but I need to sell the bike.