My partner is an ex GB international middle distance athlete and wants to take up triathlon as a vet.
Question is what bike would be ideal? She needs a bike that will be versatile enough for triathlon bike legs (which would be non-drafting time trials) of maximum 40km and could be any kind of profile. She can train on an old carbon road bike of mine however given that she's a bit of a bike novice, as much time spent on the eventual race bike for training would be better.
Maybe the ideal would be a bike quiver, however cost considerations probably exclude that! Assuming she get's one bike, do the collective brains here think that a full TT bike would be a good choice, or would she be better with an aero road bike that can double as a TT bike as required by moving saddle positions, TT bars etc. I'm thinking Cervelo S5 or something else?
Any thoughts gratefully accepted, this is the beginning of the research so random thoughts will be useful!!