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Hi Guys



I'm going to be competing in my first triathlon towards the end of the summer. Only problem is i have no equipment. Someone suggested to me that i look at this website http://triathlonlab.com/product/triathlon-starter-kit-102.html. is this a good deal? where would you guys suggest i go? and what size bike would i need? i'm 5 11" and 13 and 1/2 stone (about 190 pounds)



Any advice/help would be appreciated



Thanks



Jamie

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  • RhinoRhino Posts: 13
    Can't really comment on whether it's a good deal or not.



    Are you based over in the States?







  • no, i live in london, i've signed up for an event in 4 and 1/2 months taking place in suffolk, so really need to get moving quickly. Fitness isnt a huge problem, i'm in the gym 3-5 times a week, i'm concerned about the bike mainly (ie what type should i buy, and getting fluid riding it)
  • BlinkybazBlinkybaz Posts: 1,144
    Hey Jamie



    Starter packs are great if you need all the kit.

    I wish I had bought one when I started buying kit.



    Tri looking on www.triuk.co.uk they have a great deal for a TRI pack.
  • RhinoRhino Posts: 13
    I tend to use www.wiggle.co.uk never had any problems and offer a great service.



    There are a few more out there, which i'm sure others users on here will tell you about.







  • willtriwilltri Posts: 436
    pretty sure there's a review of starter packs in this months Triathlete Plus. One costs around £750 the other £1400... i think.
  • jon_gjon_g Posts: 318
    head to sigma sports, theyve got great tri starter packs and it's run by a great bunch of guys, mostly triathletes themselves. very helpful lot. they sorted me out and een let me swap for different bits of kit for the same price. only now am i looking to upgrade my bike and thats 3 years on!
  • is there an online archive so i could see this review?
  • BlinkybazBlinkybaz Posts: 1,144







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  • willtriwilltri Posts: 436
    is there an online archive so i could see this review?


    If you want - i can scan and email it to you tomorrow? Just let me know.
  • thank you, that would be brilliant!!! my email address is [[email protected]][email protected][/email]
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