Dodge - I couldn't ride a red bike - that's the colour my face goes when I work hard!
Jonsi - I haven't looked on the internet only a local shop as I thought I would get a better after sales service which I will need as I don't know anyone who knows anything about bikes. As my husband said 'it is 30yrs since he rode a road bike and things have changed a lot since then. Locally the bike is £465.
here it is Pages 54/55
drop her a line see if its still for sale
Fastest man at putting out fires? Red Adair. red = fast FACT
Put Lance Armstrong or Chris Hoy on a red Chopper and you on a fancy nancy carbon titanium speed machine (in black, no red) and say GO! and who's across the line first? RED everytime.
Oh how exciting; just been to another local bike shop. They suggested a specialized bike, Dolche at £549 or Dolche elite at £799. (which is a little more than I want to pay). However, they do have an elite coming in which is only a few months old - lady needs to put a child seat on so needs to sell!! I'm having a look at this on Friday and.................... yes, it is white with pink bits on.
Jonsi - the Giant I have looked at is white and bright blue I will see if I can find the link.
JPenno, thanks for the link I will have a look.
Both the local bike shops have been very helpful and I feel confident that they will fit me with the right bike. Today the guy explained about narrower handlebars and other specific differences for those of us who aren't very tall.
Jonsi - I think this is the link (I'm not very technical so I hope this works)!
Thanks for all the help and info everyone, ended up going for the SCR 2.0 2008 in the end.
Away for the weekend so won't be able to try it out on the open road until after Tuesday.
Managed to get out on the new "Shinny One" and had a good first outing on it ( 10 Miles )
Sooooooooooooooo much faster than my MTB and boy does it moooooove.
It is a lot lighter than i was expecting and not as twitchy considering the width of those tyres ( crickey, not much rubber in contact with the road there )
Just need a few outings to get the hang of the gearing going up/down the hills ( me thinks i've got a lot to learn here )
I think this SCR 2 will be a good entry level bike for me to learn the kraft of racing.
No excuse now to get out and train.
I could put up a pic of the Shinny new thing but that would be just sad
Visit the official Triathlete's World page
Follow Triathlete's World on Twitter
Other Natmag-Rodale Sites
About Triathlete's World