After I quit swimming I knew I wanted to get into triathlons but I wasn't sure how much I would like them or how long I would stick with it. I didn't have a bike so I bought a hybrid bike that I could use pretty much anyway I wanted. I completely two triathlons on my hybrid and after a super hilly course I decided I was ready to dive head first into the world of triathlon by purchasing a bike.
I wasn't sure what type of bike I wanted to get, all I knew is that I wanted something faster than my clunky hybrid. After a few months a looking here and there I found a shop about 35 minutes away that seemed like the perfect fit. They offered a fit where you ride a completely adjustable bike and based off of your measurements and comfort choice they can tell you what bikes would be a good fit. While this may not be necessary to people who have more experience with bikes I found this to be helpful beyond words.
I went last weekend for my fit and was suggested the Cannondale Synapse, Cannondale CAAD 10, and the Scott CR1 Team. We discussed the different bikes and ultimately decided on the Scott bike. I decided not to purchase the bike then, though, because I wanted to do a little research on my own before I dropped a good chunk of change on the bike.
Ultimately I decided to get the Scott bike and went back this morning for my final fit and to pick up the bike. I am completely giddy over this bike and every time I look at it I can't help but smile with excitement. I know I made the right choice and can't wait to train with it this summer. It's hard to see in the picture but the bike is black with sliver/gray writing and purple details. I think it's perfect!
I just need to think of a name. Any ideas?!