Not long ago several people wisely informed me that a mountain bike is so not going to cut it for a triathlon. It would make the ride harder and I would have a slower time. Even worse I would be one of maybe five out of thousands riding a mountain bike. Goodness I can’t be that nerdy inexperienced looking competitor. I need to look the part even if I end up with a horrible finish time. So a new road bike was purchased last week, I’m not ready for a triathlon bike yet nor do I expect I ever will be. This is the bike I really wanted.
Not for its mechanical specifications but instead for its cosmetics. I loved the color and style. I haven’t a clue what the difference is between the bikes. The sales rep (a former high school classmate) was sprouting off terms left and right while I admired the different colors and styles. I settled on a compromise and bought this bike.
Looks very similar just the wrong color. Somehow I just couldn't’t justify spending $800 more just for the prettier color. I know I know it is a better bike and sure the breaks or shocks or something like that are outstanding. But really I am far from a pro so I doubt any of that will help. The rep assured me the satelite is a great bike... Sales reps never give out false information to get you to buy something – just like attorneys never tell white lies to get their clients a positive verdict so I am very confident. Now I just need a helmet, shoes, and nice weather. These are the shoes I want.
Again not a clue if they are a good brand for biking but love the look. Any bike experts out there?