We are doing a half Ironman towards the end of the year but are new to the cycling element of triathlons and need to figure out which type of bike to buy.
We are runners and want to know if its worth going straight to a tri bike?
I've heard due to the positioning of the seat on a tri bike, your quads and hamstrings are 'protected' more during the cycle, so that when you need them for the run afterwards, you've not worn them out already.
We have no intention of riding on road normally etc but tri bikes are apparently not great for hills and corners. Some of the ironman routes are flat and fairly straight and others not so much.
Not sure which option to go for and wondered if any one had any experience as a newbie?