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Both could be considered "excellent" choices. ;) (said with tented fingers)

There are many other brands that offer good value, etc. Quintana Roo, Felt, Cervelo, Cannondale et al.

Make sure that you are doing enough tri- or tri-training to make the purchase worth your while. The occasional sprint, for me wouldn't justify the cost and would look to just buy a good road bike to do the occasional event on. If you are going to go gang busters or are looking to focus on tri- a good tribike will be more than worthwhile.
 

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One advantange would be the aeroshifters. Tri bikes don't climb as easily as road bikes & to have your shifting right there with just a flick of your hand makes a nice difference. On a hilly ride on my tri bike, I shift A LOT.

Plus, the radical "nose down" positioning on a tri frame apparently saves your hammies for the run.

I've only ridden tri frames, so I don't know if any of this is better than road frames, but b/c I exclusively do triathlons with a few rallies here & there, it works for me.
 
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