My name is Thiago and i am 25 year old from Brasil.
For 2009 i want to get a real race bike for my triathlons competitions. 70.3 but aiming for 140.6
I have a KHS Flite that im going to use as a everyday trainning ride!!
I would like to know from the triathles, since im a newbie on the sport, what is the opnion about frames.
Im 180cm with 66kg so im a weightweenie my self. Ill be using ZIP 808 on the rear and 404 on the front. I will use RED and DA 7800 components.
Since im not a pro, but want a good frame, it reaches a high level that preatty much the frames are all the same. If i were a pro and lived on triathlon it would make a diferent, not my case!
Si if you guys could help me choose i will be really happy.
Cervele P3C 2009 Frameset - US $ 3.300
S Works Transition 2009 Frameset (crank, stem, posts, brakes) - US $ 3.500
Fondriest TF1 Crono FrameSet - Dunno the price but is going to higher than the firsts i mentioned.
Felt DA - Couldnt get a frameset price
Isaac frameset 2008 (top one, forgot the name, sorry ) - US $ 3.000
I kinda decided to go with P3 but when i saw price of transition got back on chosing frames..
Thanks in advance!
But for US $ 3.300 for the frame and + US 200 or + US 300 for the transition with crank and stem wouldnt it be a better deal?
yesterday i got to know the argorn18 114 frameset that includs aerobar for US $ 3.900.
My concern is loosing a good deal like those by getting a "empty" cervelo frame....
What do u guys think?
Like i said, it gets to a point that the frames are the same because i woudnt notice the diference betwen them...
The P3C isn't a great fit for many people with the short head tube. Especially aiming for IM most tend to have the bars set a little higher for comfort over the distance (no point having an aero bike and riding half the course sitting up) and therefore ride with a huge stack of spacers... Have you considered the P2C?
Personally I'd go with the P3C if they are a comparable fit on your list. I prefer the look of the Cervelo and is a proven aero design.
Just remember fit and body position is the most important consideration to which aero frame to choose followed a close second which bike you like the look of most. As a bike you love and fit well on is a bike you will want to race and train on
Im not going to be able to test ride any of the frames.
Im going on a 2 days trip to US get frame and wheels and come back to Brasil. Need to be dicided what and where to get before going..
Aeroposition isnt a big deal for me.. I can hold the position for big distances...
But the right and logical thing to do would be test ride them, but unfortunaly that will not happen, so i need adivice from you guys that have riden it!
Thanks for the attentions
They stock Cervelo and Felt (also Cannondale in case you change your mind seeing one in the flesh)
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