When it comes to choosing a triathlon bike, deciding how much to spend isn’t an exact science.
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However, the more you pay, the lighter the bike tends to be and, theoretically speaking, the lighter the cycle, the better it is! Cyclists are obsessed with weight, and are always looking for ways to shed weight off their rides. The lighter your bike is, the less weight you have to power, and the faster you will go.
Regarding the actual cost, pricing varies greatly depending on brand, model, type of bike, etc.
To estimate how much you should spend on your new bike, first ask yourself how frequently you plan to use it:
- When I feel like it
- A few times a month
- On weekends
- A few times a week
- Every day
Obviously, your purchase should be based on your budget and the type and/or brand of bike you prefer.
For a general idea of bike cost, below is a good estimation of how much you should probably expect to spend, based on your commitment to biking:
Now that you have an idea of how much you’d like to spend on your triathlon bike, make sure that you don’t get a bad deal.