Monday, February 6, 2012

Looking for my first Tri Bike - Any thoughts or advice?

I have had some knee issues as of the last few weeks while riding my bike. I have purchased a Fuji Road Bike and been feeling good about the purchase, but as I continue to increase my workload and aim for a good time in my first Half Ironman I keep thinking about moving to an actual tri bike. I have bigger goals of just finishing, but I want to provide a good time.

I know that my current bike will get me from point A to point B. However, I want a little more. I also have the same issues as many of you out there - I don't have a lot of funds. I am teacher, parent of 3 children, and the bills of daily life and daycare suck the money out of our account faster than a two year sucking on their own snot.

With the knee issues I have experienced lately I thought that now would be a good time to purchase the bike, get properly fitted and get moving in the right direction.

So, here is where you all come in - what do you suggest? Do you know of any deals?

I am tall so I need about a big of a bike as possible. I stand about 6'3'' - 6'4'' and weigh around 210.

Healthy Habits, a local bike shop in my town has the following bike on sale - http://healthyhabitsqc.com/about/2009-specialized-transition-e5-comp-pg648.htm

I honestly know very little about bikes so not even sure if it is a decent buy or not.

I am not picky, but just need to keep things at $1500 or less. $1500 would be stretching it quite a bit, but I could make it work if need be.

I know this does not give me many options. Perhaps one of the bike companies would just like to send me one to test and review. That sure would be nice!
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