I completed a few time trials last year on my road bike - a Giant TCR Advanced 2, size medium-large (53.5cm). This year I'm taking the plunge and buying a time trial bike.
I have two questions. Firstly, I've heard from some people that you generally choose a size down from your road bike. Is that correct?
Secondly, I'm on a limited budget of around £1200. I've see the Kestrel bikes on CRC - and the Kestrel Talon Tri - Shimano 105 2013 looks to tick all the boxes for me. http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=82204
Seems really good value for money given that it is a carbon machine. The only thing I might do immediately is upgrade the cranks to a 53/39 set up. I'd be really interested to hear any feedback anybody has about the Kestrel brand, or indeed the bike itself. And of course, if anybody thinks there are better bikes for the same budget, let me know.