I have completed one season of oly's and sprints on a trek 1200. No major problems. Got me into tri's and got me from point A to point B. I am having fit's with the front derailleur (tiagra) and have had it "tuned" by more than one bike mechanic and it still isn't smooth. I thought about buying a new front derailleur and putting it on. not too much $$ and wouldn't be too hard. I plan on longer events (first HIM this year) and want a good reliable bike.
Then i got to thinking why am i upgrading a baseline road bike for my tri's?
I started looking and entry level Tri bikes with better components. I found a Jamis Comet 2008 at a LBS. 750$ is the asking sales price. Shimano 105 would be the lowest component, and i think the shifters are dura ace. Plus it has aero bars along with typical carbon fork and seat post.
Anybody have any experince with the Comet or Jamis in general. Is a jamis a "downgrade" form a trek. It is a dual crank too, rather than a triple that my trek has. You can imagine my frustration with a triple that has a funky front derailleur.
here are the specs on the Jamis Comet..