Trek Madone 4.7 2009 - Good Bike?

Techboy
Techboy Posts: 30
edited June 2009 in Road buying advice
I'm considering a Trek Madone 4.7 2009 (http://www.trekbikes.com/ca/en/bikes/road/madone/madone47/) as my first bike to get me into Triathlons.

It costs £1,650 plus I will need an aero bar and pedals.

What do you think? Is there an alternative I should be looking at?

Thanks.
Paul

Comments

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Great bike, my LBS has a 2008 model for 1200 quid. Same spec. Size 54...
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    If you're into triathlons, you'll get better value looking at a TT/Tri specific bike like a Planet-X stealth or Ribble.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • rjh299
    rjh299 Posts: 721
    Got the 08, great bike. As ND said exactly the same as 09, even the paint job. Look around for an 08, same bike for lot less. Seen 09 for £1900 and 08 for £1300, for no difference at all.