I am looking to start competing in triathlons after completing multiple marathons and am looking for a good entry level bike. I will start out with sprint and olympic distance triathlons later this year and early next with plans of completing a full iron man by the end of 2012.
Below are the 3 that I am considering after looking at prices on some websites. I have been able to find the Denali (29 lbs for 21 spd) and Tour de France's (26.5 lbs for 12 spd) weights, but nothing on the Prelude (14 spd). Do any of you know the stock weightfor the Prelude?
I have $300 to spend and am wondering if paying less for th Denali with hopes of lightening it up is a better investman than paying the additional money for one of the other bikes? Curretly I am riding a mountain bike (35 lbs).
GMC Denai ~$200 29 lbs 21 gears
Tour de France ~$250 26.5 lbs 12 gears
Schwinn Prelude ~$250 ?? lbs 14 gears
Any information that you all can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you inadvance.