Now that my marathon’s over, it’s time to get started training for my upcoming Half Iron Man (dun dun dun). While it was fine completing my first two sprint triathlons with a mountain bike, there’s no way in hell I’ll make it through 57 miles with that bike.
From the research I’ve done online, getting fitted for a bike is apparently super important. However, I also don’t have a spare $1500 to spend on a fancy new bike at a specialty bike shop.
I’ve found a few entry-level road bikes online for around $900 like the Felt Z95, but don’t know what size to get…
Does anyone have any experience with road bikes? Should I just go to the specialty shop, get measured, and look around? Is that rude if you’re not going to buy anything? Road biking/triathlon advice welcome!