Road bike with tri bars or triathlon bike?
I am getting ready for my first season of triathlons previously coming from running background. I am hoping to compete for overall places at local races and place highly within my age group at bigger races. Up until now I have been riding a five year old bianchi via nirone and occasionally a cannondale caad10 when I can borrow it from a friend. I have been thinking about getting a new bike for a while and wondered whether to get a road bike and put tri bars on it or a specific triathlon bike. My initial thoughts were to get a road bike (cannondale super six evo) as I'd use it more in training and would like an upgrade on my road bike, but a friend said a triathlon bike would be better and I should just keep training on my bianchi. What would you recommend for the triathlons themselves...a road bike with tri bars or a triathlon bike? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Cheers!