Talkback: Is a road bike or triathlon bike best for a hilly Ironman?
When I was doing IM Wales on My TT rig, there were certainly times when I thought a roadie would have been better. NOt necessarily the ascents, as my titanium frame made that a lot easie, but because of the descents which could end in sharp turns and with the welsh weather playing a factor proper brake levers would have helped a great deal. A reccy of the course would have helped considerably too but I couldnt find the time to do do this. A roadie with some tri bars also gives you the option of another waterbottle set up too! Best of both worlds.