New Bike - Which way to go??
Hoping I might be able to get some advice on my next bike - i have a modest £1500-1700 budget and i'm at a fork in the road as to which way to go...
I currently ride about 100miles a week on my road bike and don't own a triathlon specific bike. Same as a lot of people on here, i'm doing to 70.3 in Staffs in June. I'm don't do regular triathlons but I am looking to complete a full IronMan next year.
So... Do i buy a Tri specific bike, or a decent road bike - if the latter, would aero extension bars be a worthwhile addition?
Then, once i know which way i want to go, do i buy new, second had or build my own? I need the bike to be comfortable enough for general riding, but if there is a significant gain to be had on the aero/tri bike and it is usable on a normal weekend, would that be best?
any thoughts or ideas?!?