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md6md6 Posts: 969
I've been thinking about my bike since i crashed it last weekend, (the frame survived BTW!!! thanks fcuk for that), and having decided to enter IMCH to cheer myself up this week, I am now thinking about the bike leg...

I have a full carbon lovely Viner Gladius, which weighs as much as a bag of sugar and some chips (not literaly but you get my point) and is very smooth. With the aerobars on i can get relatively flat . Now, how much benefit (i.e. time saving) over an IM bike leg would a Tri bike give me assuming they both fitted well and the position is ok?

At this stage I would be looking at about £2k on a tri bike if i were to get one, so no Ceepo Viper or Ridley Dean for me

Thoughts please


  • md6md6 Posts: 969
    I was hoping for a full bike as the crashed one survived and all it needed was a new pair of wheels and a service, or is the budget too low for something carbon and decent.

    I was looking at the obea ora, Ribble, QR Lucero or the ttx9.5 (2008 version is only about £1500 now)
  • macmmacm Posts: 11
    The prices of Orbea Ordu frames is going up big style, not sure about the Ora but it may be worth phoning around sharpish if you fancy one.

  • md6md6 Posts: 969
    Cheers CH i'll check it's still available and head on up to the shop next week if it's still there.
  • md6md6 Posts: 969
    bloody thing sold since i saw it on saturday...
  • md6md6 Posts: 969
    Conehead wrote:
    You could always turn over a post office then bag yourself the elusive Ridley Dean. A decent custom build will only set you back £7,000. Might as well get two at that price....
    No they don't carry that much money in the float at most post offices...
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