Need a new bike, broke front derailleur hanger off old one. Looking at Kestrel Aerofoil pro (no seat tube, carbon), Cervelo Dual (Aluminum.carbon fork & rear triagle), or Specialized Tarmac (Carbon road bike). Doing IM Lake Placid (think: Hills), this summer? Suggestions?
Tri bike. I've raced IM Wisconsin 2 times and training for my 3rd. I would never attempt to race a tri on a road bike. Go with a tri bike ... even with lots of climbing you will spend plenty if time aero.
On a side note...are you looking new or possibly used? I will more than likely be selling my 2011 Trek Speed Concept (w/ quark power meter) 9.9 - fully loaded. I road it in 2 70.3 and one full IM and it performed beautifully. Only reason for selling is that I am getting the 2012 model...only difference is paint color. If interested, I can get you more details...just thought I would throw that out there too.
All the best in your training for IM Lake Placid
My Speed Concept is a size Large (red/black/white) - so basically anyone in the range of 5'10" - 6'3" will fit. If you do any reading on the Speed Concept, it has an amazing amount of fit possibilities - much more versatile for rider style than many other TT bikes.
All that said...and let me know if you would like more detail. You can read all about the Speed Concept on www.trekbikes.com as the 2011 model is no different than the 2012 (outside of paint scheme). I did put on 6.5 Aeolus front and Aeolus 9.0 rear carbon wheels and S-Bend aero bars but I still have the single bend aero bar if you prefer that style better.
All in (including shipping) $7700.00 or w/o Quarq Power Meter $6500. I also have a Garmin Edge 800 computer I would be willing to sell as well for $300 ...
Any thoughts or questions?
sorry. outa my price range.