I'm getting a new bike for the other half who is an ex GB athlete and has now taken to old-fart triathlon quite well... We got a fantastic deal on a tri bike last year but we now need to get her a road bike as she's doing some drafting triathlons in Spain where we live. I'd therefore really appreciate any pearls of wisdom that the expert collective would care to give on a number of questions:
- Dura-Ace or Ultegra on a Boardman 9.8? rationale?
- manual or Di2? (She has Di2 on the tri bike; I think she's spoilt and should learn to change gears properly !) rationale?
- crank lengths for a 170cm woman with long legs? rationale?
Your thoughts much appreciated, always useful to get real world advice in addition to bike shops and articles