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When it comes to choosing a triathlon bike, deciding how much to spend isn’t an exact science.

Triathlon Bike2 Choosing a Triathlon Bike #4: Deciding How Much to Spend

This is the 4th tip in our series: “7 Road Bike Shopping Basics” which is also available as a FREE eBook at www.GearedUp.biz/ebooks/7-road-bike-shopping-basics.

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:

Triathlon Bike Price Chart Choosing a Triathlon Bike #4: Deciding How Much to Spend

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.

If you have any questions about triathlon bikes or cycling in general, download my FREE eBook 7 Road Bike Shopping Basics, contact me, or give me a call at (239) 246-2920.

If you live in Florida, please take advantage of my triathlon training services such as a standard triathlon bike fit or an advanced triathlon bike fit.

-Angie

1 Response

  1. Jarrod Fritsch Says:

    Hi Angie,
    Thanks for this article on how much to spend on your tri bike. This is such a confusing area. Knowing where the happy medium is.
    Thanks for providing some advice on this area.

    Cheers,
    Jarrod

    Posted on April 26th, 2011 at 6:42 am

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