Bike for first ironman
I am looking to complete a full ironman next year (summer 2018) but wanted to buy a bike this summer do get some miles under my belt. I have been doing xterras for two years now (sprint) and have a fantastic mountain bike. I have never owned/ridden a road bike and so this will be a new adventure for me. I am wondering if anyone has an opinion on a entry level bike that will get me through an ironman? I think I would prefer a road bike as I could then ride it in the winter to train for mountain biking. I would like to stay under $800 and am happy to get something used. Is there a brand/type I should be looking at? Also, I am looking really to just finish, not necessarily be competitive (I'll be 30 next year and it's on my bucket list). Thanks for help!