I bought my current bike back in July of 2008 and loved every minute of time I’ve spent on “White Lightning”. However, she is a good bike for a casual cyclist, or someone that is just beginning in the sport of triathlon….I am no longer either of those things.
So as Beyonce is famous for saying, it’s time for an upgrade.
Sorry to torture you with that video, but I felt the need to explain the title of my post to those who may not remember this commercial.
I was hoping to have the money to get a new bike for 2011 and thanks to selling White Lightning and a few other things coming together, I feel comfortable spending the money on a nice bike. In order to make sure that my hard-earned money was going to be spent on the perfect bike for me, I had a bike fit done a few weeks ago. After over an hour and a half on the EXIT Bike Fit Machine, the technician was able to come up with three bikes that will work well for my body geometry and comfort. They key numbers are the stack and reach.
So based on my budget and geometry, here’s what I have to choose between: