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     James Della-Porta 

    Hi everyone,

    I completed my first triathlon (sprint) a few weeks ago at Elwood. I’ve just signed up to do St. Kilda in January and hopefully more after that.

    I’m now considering getting a decent entry level road bike. I’ve been riding a Dahon Matrix (folding mountain bike) that I’ve had for about 10 years, including taking it with me to Singapore for three years. So clearly not optimal.

    What are thoughts on a reasonable entry level road bike for a starting/casual triathlete?
    I’m looking at a budget of approx $1,000-1,500. I’ve had suggestion along the lines of a FELT S32, Merida Scultura 400/4000, it a Giant Contend 1.

    It sounds like I should at least consider a carbon fork, aluminum frame (or carbon if affordable) and shimano 105 gears.

    Should I get clip in pedals or flat?

    I plan on only riding the sprint format for now so probably only 20-30km at a time. Training 2-3 times a week.

    Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.


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