Hi everyone I'm going to start training for a triathlon (sprint distance) with one of my friends very soon. I am a beginning cyclist and I don't have a bike. I'm looking to buy one but hopefully not spend a lot of money. I've done a lot of research and it seems like the Trek 1000, Ibex Corrida CT and the Giant OCR 3 are good bikes but I'm not sure. I don't want to buy a mediocre bike fall in love with triathlons and have to buy a new bike in a year. The salesman at the bike shop recommended a Trek 1500. My friend suggested that I find a year old model but I'm not sure where to go to find those either. I'm a little lost in all the terminology and bikes could anyone help me find my way? Thanks for all of your help, I'm really excited to start riding!