My dilemma is this. I've got a full carbon frame road bike with 105 components, not to mention, I do enjoy the ride. Finding a tri-bike at a comparable weight might cost more than I'm looking to spend. Is the extra poundage (2-3ish?) that I would probably incur, given the amount I'm looking to spend, worth the gains that come from the aerodynamics of a Trek Equinox, Slice 5, P2, or something comparable (used to ride an Equinox)? What are your comments on replacing my current handlebars with a tri-setup, would that be as effective as switching to one of the aforementioned bikes?
As it stand right now, I think sub-11 in the 25-29 age group is a very attainable goal, if that matters.