Has anyone else tried these?
Having spent ages about what sort of bike to buy (very tempted by the Giant SCR2.0) I have decided that along withe the expense of new pedals and shoes (my cycleshoes are very very old) I would be better off going for a package. The TriUK package #1 seems excellent value as I can get pedals, shoes, helmet tri suit and wetsuit and bike all for the same price as a bike on its own.
Sooooo my question is has anyone else purchased this and what was your verdict, value for money vs quality etc? I am relatively new to triathlon and am not into spending silly money on a bike so was thinking around £400 for a decent entry level bike anyway. My current bike is at least 20years old, not sure as it was a hand-me down so reckon anything will be an improvement.
Look in 220, lot of adverts for packages in there. No matter what you buy, going to be a mistake if the bike and wetsuit don't fit! Try before you buy.
Hmmm, a bike shop where fitting is a £60extra
In fairness to Tri-Uk they cant afford to be including the staff time for a full fitting at the bargain basement price, but then you'd think that as a fitting was pretty essential then they ought to just include it in the package price.
does seem steep, but they clarify it by saying it's the difference between web price and shop price. In my humble opinion well worth it though, but maybe that's just getting fitted!
I love it, shame the package didn't come with L Plates though as i do look the part now, but really have no idea. Clip-in shoes are tres amusant! Got the school boy grazed knees, takes falling off for me to learn what not to do! All part of the fun.
Shiraz purchased a full package from TriUK 2 years ago - they were very good - we spent two hours there, did the entire endless pool thing, were allowed to switch goggles within the package and did not get charged 60 quid extra for the fitting.
Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately I live in Cambridge so going all the way to Somerset for a bike/wetsuit fitting is not an easy option.
Looking around on the internet I see SBR do a package that starts at £795 ...too much for me, and Tri andRun do a apckage that starts at £595 that includes trainers that I definitely don't want. so am still tempted by the £500 triuk package. I'm sure I can get the bike fitted for free here. Does anyone know of any other sites I should be looking at? I think my copy of 220 went out with the recycling this morning!!!!!
Call the shops you can get to and ask what they can do, even better go in person as then they know you are at least semi serious.
Just because that's what's in the generic advert doesn't mean they won't be flexible. None of the retailers are Starbucks or McDonalds, they are small enough to be able to make decisions themselves.
Otherwise, then see what your local bike shop can do for £400ish, and get a £100 wetsuit from elsewhere.
But if you try buying a bike and wetsuiit without someone there doing a fit then you'll be highly unlikely to get the right size. Most people go too big on both when left to their own devices.
Just found this article on the web which may interest others considering the same question
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