Having never ridden a road bike before, I’m looking for my first one. I’m keen to get into triathlons but don’t want to spend thousands on a TT/tri one if it’s something I only do occasionally so thought that a road bike would be a good way to go. My budget is up to £1000 as I’ll be taking advantage of the Cycle to Work scheme. I’m 5’6” so not sure whether a women’s bike would be suitable? I’d be happy with either. Also happy to upgrade groupsets if needed as I go. I’ve done some research but my head is spinning with the choice, so I thought I’d ask some experts.
As stated above, would be mostly using bike for triathlon training, so flat and some hills, circa 40-50k rides.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.