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View Poll Results: What bike is best?
Trek 7.8 1 6.25%
Canyon Speedmax CF 8.0 4 25.00%
Principia TT One 0 0%
Cervelo P3 7 43.75%
Specialized Shiv Expert 4 25.00%
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Old 02-01-13, 23:19
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Sorry for my english but i shall give it a try

Im considering to buy a time trail bike and got some good offers, but i need you guys help. What bike is best? The bike will be used for training and ironman. I will buy "Bike Fit" after, So the bike fit me 100% correct
- The bikes cost the same in my country

- Trek 7.8 - Sram Force, Bontrager Aura 5 http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...ed_concept_7_8

- Canyon Speedmax CF 8.0 - Ultegra Di2, Mavic Cosmic Elite
http://www.canyon.com/_en/triathlonb...ke.html?b=3063

Principia TT One - Sram Red Black, SRAM 60 (This bike is used 100 miles)
http://www.google.dk/imgres?imgurl=h...9QEwBA&dur=494

Cervelo P3 - Ultegra, Shimano R501, Vision Team 650c (300 not used. Can be used on upgrade)
http://www.cervelo.com/en/bikes/p-series/p3.html

Specialized - Dura-Ace, DT Axis 2.0 hjul (400 not used. Can be used on upgrade)
http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bik...dcompact#specs
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Hello

Sorry for my english but i shall give it a try

Im considering to buy a time trail bike and got some good offers, but i need you guys help. What bike is best? The bike will be used for training and ironman. I will buy "Bike Fit" after, So the bike fit me 100% correct
To the bolded, you need a fit BEFORE you buy the bike. A fitter should be able to tell you with good confidence a range of top tube length values that will work for you.

If the length of the top tube doesn't work for your body, then any fitting that follows will be best-effort, but not very good.

Used bikes in your price range are normally a great value.
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Hello

Sorry for my english but i shall give it a try

Im considering to buy a time trail bike and got some good offers, but i need you guys help. What bike is best? The bike will be used for training and ironman. I will buy "Bike Fit" after, So the bike fit me 100% correct
- The bikes cost the same in my country

- Trek 7.8 - Sram Force, Bontrager Aura 5 http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...ed_concept_7_8

- Canyon Speedmax CF 8.0 - Ultegra Di2, Mavic Cosmic Elite
http://www.canyon.com/_en/triathlonb...ke.html?b=3063

Principia TT One - Sram Red Black, SRAM 60 (This bike is used 100 miles)
http://www.google.dk/imgres?imgurl=h...9QEwBA&dur=494

Cervelo P3 - Ultegra, Shimano R501, Vision Team 650c (300 not used. Can be used on upgrade)
http://www.cervelo.com/en/bikes/p-series/p3.html

Specialized - Dura-Ace, DT Axis 2.0 hjul (400 not used. Can be used on upgrade)
http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bik...dcompact#specs
Which ever one fits you the best.

It ain't about the bike.
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Old 02-03-13, 06:40
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the "trail" on the Canyon is superior
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Old 03-13-13, 00:10
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Hello

Sorry for my english but i shall give it a try

Im considering to buy a time trail bike and got some good offers, but i need you guys help. What bike is best? The bike will be used for training and ironman. I will buy "Bike Fit" after, So the bike fit me 100% correct

Cervelo P3 - Ultegra, Shimano R501, Vision Team 650c (300 not used. Can be used on upgrade)
http://www.cervelo.com/en/bikes/p-series/p3.html
Would definitely go with cervelo, personal opinion based on my past experience with all of the mentioned bikes.

Cheers,

Hope you find your bike!
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