10 Awesome Triathlon Bikes at Interbike 2015
Sarto Velox$6,000 and up (frame and fork) 1 of 11
One of the few bicycle companies left that doesn't outsource for its carbon fiber frames, Sarto makes and builds all of their frames in Italy. This stunning paint job is also done in house and features fully customizable color options and frame sizing.
Cipollini NKTTPrice Unavailable 2 of 11
New for 2016, the extroverted cyclist Mario Cipollini is releasing this flashy new TT bike, the NKTT. It features integrated brakes, seatpost and internal cable routing. The optional 12 millimeter stack height makes it ideal for triathletes looking for a slightly more upright, comfortable position during long-distance races.
SCOTT Plasma Premium$12,999 3 of 11
As you can tell by the aesthetics, Scott's new 2016 Plasma Premium is a bike as fast as you'll find anywhere. This 2016 version features a new all-black color scheme and stock options that include the Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 electronic groupset and a Zipp 404/808 wheelset.
Look 796 Monoblade$13,999 4 of 11
The Monoblade's best feature is the reversible carbon Aeroflat bar, which lets you switch from an aggressive to a more relaxed riding position, depending on your discipline and length of race. The arm rests and reversible seat clamp also allow you to easily convert the bike from a time trial machine to a tri rig without much fuss.
Felt 1A FRD$16,999 5 of 11
Notorious for its thick aero tubing, the 1A FRD is an update on Felt's popular superbike. This bike was ridden by pro triathlete Miranda Carfrae when she broke the Kona course record in 2013.
Basso KonosPrice Unavailable 6 of 11
"We have created a machine that can stop time," said founder Alcide Basso regarding the new Konos. While we aren't sure about that claim, it does look fast, and we definitely dig the new color scheme.
Eddy Merckx Lugano68$2,999 (frame and fork) 7 of 11
This bike looks to be one of the best values from the show. At $2,999 for the frame or $6,999 for the SRAM Red/Zipp components, you won't find many bikes this fast for the price.
Blue Triad SL$7,995 8 of 11
Blue is known for its stellar value, and the TRIAD SL does well to stay in line. The one-piece integrated steerer and the unique shape of the spacers above the head tube make for a super fast front end that is usually only seen on race bikes in the $10K and above category.
Argon 18 E-117 Tri+$3,200 (frameset only) 9 of 11
Argon 18's new 2016 mid-level E-117 tri bike is said to be on the same level as last year's top-of-the-line E-118 Next. And if you're a triathlete who also likes to mix it up with cycling-specific events, all of Argon 18's bikes are UCI legal for competition. The E-119 is the company's new high-end offering.
Quintana Roo PR Six$4,500 (frame and fork) 10 of 11
The PR Six from Quintana Roo is in the superbike category, but the company claims it was built to be ridden everyday, not just for high-level competition. One representative at the show said the decision to concentrate on function and usability was made because triathletes often train and race on the same bike--making adjustment and comfort on the road a top priority.