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Old 07-08-20, 08:21 AM
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You can do tri on anything that the rules allow. Doesn't have to be a fancy bike. Just depends on what you want out of doing it. Some people do shorter triathlons on greenway bikes or mountain bikes.

That's a road bike. No matter the age, the riding position even with clip-ons gives up a lot of aero versus the position on a triathlon specific bike. Not to mention the setup so you can "run off the bike" of a triathlon bike.

So, nothing wrong with it. Enjoy it and ride it. Just realize if you race it that you're giving up a lot of speed from the position. That's all. It doesn't take an expensive modern aero tri bike either. Classic round tube tri bikes that have extensions get you the body position. The aero frames and such are the more expensive last few % of the equation. Fit is everything.
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