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I'm a triathlete with three seasons under my belt. As part of my bike training this season I did a couple of sportives on my road bike, which has seen better days, and have really enjoyed it.

As a consequence I've decided to sell my TT bike so I can buy a decent road bike that I can use for both triathlon's and sportives. However I have no idea what type of frame / bike would best suit for both disciplines.

Any advice would be gratefully received.



  • ZacniciZacnici Posts: 1,385
    Well my understanding is that a Sportive specific bike has an even more 'relaxed' geometry than a road bike which in turn is more relaxed than a Tri bike.

    But if we were to split the difference we end up with a road bike which I would suggest is ideally a carbon or titanium frame and possible carbon wheels wheels to soak up the bumps and lumps to get max enjoyment from a Sportive, light weight would be good for climbing

    There is a thread here you may want to look at
    http://www.cyclechat.net/topic/56388-ca ... ke-advice/

    How about this?
    http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/CBP ... n-sram-red
    And wheels - see if you can persuade them to do a swap
    http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/WBP ... n-wheelset

    There - that's started, my fellow forumites will probably be able to suggest something better but the PX with SRAM Red looks good.
  • largeadelargeade Posts: 166
    No brainer if it fits - Cervelo S1 (or S2 if you can afford it). Does both road and tri positions. I think the recommendation is to get two seat posts and drop bars plus seperate aerobars. LBS should be able to cut the cables to a switchable length and show you how to swap them over depending on event.
  • Last1Last1 Posts: 14
    I've not posted on here that often but could not resist to say that the Valdora PHX tri frame is ideal for both TT and road . When reviewed by 220 magazine their tester said it handled like a road bike. Chip Van Halen even used it to climb Alp D'Heuz - plus cheaper than Cervelo http://bikesales4u.posterous.com/chip-takes-the-valdora-phx-1-on-a-trip-up-alp
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