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I generally ride to train for Triathlons...and just donâ€™t have the time to warrant a true, road-only bike...I think this choice will allow me to get in on a century or two if I want, but also allow me to try out this gravel thing I hear about...
I started with a road bike, then got a high-end road bike, then a mountain bike, then got a dedicated tri-frame bike (that I rode all the time for training, racing, or just riding) then another fancy road bike when I and buddies signed up for an epic Euro trip. Setup that road bike w/compact cranks. Then I moved where there's lots of flat riding but instead of swapping out the compact crank on the road bike, I just bought another fancy road bike :-). Most of my rides are on my newer road bike -- the one other than the "climbing bike". I rarely ride the mountain bike - too slow, too much maintenance.
If you're going to do any group riding, definitely recommend a road bike - find the fit, the price point, components, color scheme, and brand that appeals to you.
I keep the bike because it is 1) Titanium & they are not as common anymore--and they just won't die! 2) It's my Ironman P.R. bike (as well as bike PR for that distance as well). Sentimental reasons I guess. 3) Because it's not time to rotate it out of my line up until I get a new bike (likely going to wait until 12 speed comes out and they refine it after a year). 4) I'm too cheap to upgrade more than once ever 10 years...besides, my P3C works just fine--it's the motor that needs the work.
'17 Madone 9.9 - My absolute favorite bike ever
'16 Speed Concept 9.9 Project 1 - hasn't been on the road since July '17.
'17 Fuel EX 9.8
'19 Boone Disc - Frameset custom build
'18 Super Commuter
NEXT BIKE - Domane Disc or Madone Disc
Agree with this.
Right now I have:
QR tri bike (it's on the trainer and pretty much stays there - don't love it and I'd like to get something else)
Cannondale CAAD10 (my main ride)
Salsa Warbird gravel bike (my new love)
Trek Crockett cross bike (could sell this since buying the Salsa)
Cervelo Prodigy (my original road bike - steel frame - keeping just because)
Felt track bike
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