hi all, im hoping to get into Triathlon, as i've recently had a knee Arthroscopy and im thinking that adding more swimming and cycling to my training will obviously be better than continuously running, so ive been looking at bikes and will be getting one in the next few weeks,thing is (without wanting to sound too thick!) whats the difference/whats best between carbon fibre frames and Aliminium frames?
i've got a budget for a bike of about £800, so i appreciate i wont be getting the best bike around, just want to get the best i can for my money.
thanks for any answers.
For £800 you'll probably end up with an Alu frame, Carbon tend to come in over £1000.
Best bike?, depends, most of the big makes, Trek, Specialized, GT are much of a muchness, just go for the one that fits you best and looks nicest
Ooh - we are neighbours!
Melksham cycle centre is excellent, but small. Total Fitness in Bath is a triathlon shop which has just expanded - they may have something good in the sale - opposite Waitrose. John's bikes, also in Bath have a great reputation - they're more or less opposite TFB.
I wouldn't recommend Tri UK, not the best in my opinion.
Total Fitness Bath is a nice shop (as mentioned by Waffy above)
I'd also suggest seeing if you can find an extra £200 and looking at the Planet X - you get a lot of bike there for a grand. Again, as stated by Seren, you're looking at Bike Science in Bristol for the PX. I've heard lots of good things about Bike Science.
Hi, another bike numpty/ newbie here.
Can anyone recommend a good LBS in or around Cambridge? There are so many it's impossible to tell which the good ones are. We have a Giant store and a couple of little shops that stock Specialized or Trek bikes, but I can't seem to find a shop that offers a range of brands and a fitting service.
I'm looking for an entry level steed in the £500-700 range.
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