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 Post subject: Looking for a bicycle
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:13 pm 

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I'm on a student budget and i'm interested in a £200-300 Road bike.
I don't have the first clue on what is the best bike for this price range. I had a look for triathlon bikes which are too expensive for me.

I'm currently just looking for a beginners bike that will do me for a year or two as I train and take part in my first few triathlons.

21 year old male
Height: 6ft
happy to look at new or 2nd hand bikes

would love some advice and opinions on what bikes would best suit me.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:49 am 
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Decathlon has this for about 300 quid - gives you an idea of what you can get for your money
if you buy a new bike. ... er_opinion

Otherwise, the second hand market is worth a look, although triathlon specific bikes won't be cheap.
Have a look at the for sale section here, or ebay, gumtree etc.

You'll probably want something with STIs/Ergos (gear shifters integrated with brake levers).
You can get triathlon type bars that clamp on to the normal handelbars for a bit more aerodynamic positionining.

If you're 6 foot, a frame somewhere between 56-58 cm (length of seat tube) should be right for you.

Good luck.

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