Hello all, I've been into triathlon for the last few years and have completed up to and including a 70.3. I'm entered in IM Wales this year but, like so many people, am seriously losing my motivation and the thought of stealing every weekend for the next 4.5 months from my wife just isn't doing it for me just now. I am fully aware that no one gives a monkey's whether I complete an IM other than me - but what I really enjoy is riding my bike. To that end I'm really curious to know what my best path into (very!!) low end racing is likely to be, in terms of events etc. Should I look at a crit?
Hi, I'm planning to give triathlons a try later this year and was wondering if there's a website / forum for that as good as this one for Road cycling?
Extremely good condition 2011 Zipp 404 front (worth £850 new) and 808 rear wheel (worth £1150 new). Shimano / Sram 10 speed compatibility. ALL BRAND NEW SAPIM CX RAY spokes and BRAND NEW 188 HUB SHELL on 808 rear. Both wheels run perfectly true and bearings in front and rear wheels are silky smooth. Wheel has done 0 miles since full service and rebuild. Will supply with lightly used swissstop yellow brake pads (worth £40), 2 continental giro training tubulars (worth £40), both 404 and 808 valve extenders (worth £18), Zipp rear quick release skewer (worth £20).
404 front wheel spec
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.