Bell Star Pro1 of 13
Weight: 280 grams
Vents: 15 (with an option to close each vent for more aerodynamics)
Features: Attachable visor, Ergodial fit system
What We Like: The ability to close and open the vents sets this helmet apart from other aero helmets. You can leave the vents open when it's hot and still have the ability to close the vents for optimal aerodynamics with the flip of a single switch.
Argon 18 E-118 Next2 of 13
Wheels: FSA Vision Disc/Tri Spoke
What We Like: The E-118 Next is similar to previous models but now touts a 100-gram weight reduction and a greater amount of adjustability for rider position.
Louis Garneau Tri X-LIte3 of 13
Weight: 216 grams
Closure: Reversed velcro closure with Power Flex system; enhances support without pressure points
What We Like: To make the transition to the bike easeir, the Tri X-Lite has a woven puller that holds the shoe in a horizontal position, a velcro tab that keeps the closure strap open, and a stiff rear puller that's easy to grab and pull.
Santini Yojo Zipless Tri Suit4 of 13
Features: Acqua zero treated Monica fabric repels water; GTR chamois provides support on the bike and offers a low profile design for the run; zipless design.
What We Like: The suit's water-repellent fabric makes it extremely fast drying, and the aero fit and anti-abrasion stitching make it a good choice for long-distance triathlons.
SCOTT Plasma Team Issue5 of 13
Components: SRAM Red 22
Wheels: Zipp Carbon 404/808
What We Like: The new storage bin that attaches to the front of the headtube is said to make the bike 7 percent faster than previous models.
Profile Design Aero HC System6 of 13
Capacity: 28 ounces
Features: Aerodynamic shrouded straw mount; adjustable mounting bracket; integrated computer mount; flip cap for easy refill
What We Like: The strategic position between the rider's arms make it one of the more aerodynamic hydration systems on the market. This model is also easy to refill, which isn't always the case.
Prologo Zero II TT Tirox7 of 13
Weight: 230 grams
Features: CPC spots nano-structural shock absorbers to reduce the effects of fatigue; CPC heads reduce slip to improve power output and control.
What We Like: The CPC and extra padding included in the sit bone area is excellent for maintaining a long, low position on the bike.
Deda Carbon Blast Clip On Aero Bars8 of 13
Use: Converting road bike into a triathlon bike or for draft legal triathlons
Weight: 226 grams
What We Like: There aren't a lot of short aerobars on the market, and sometimes longer clip on bars require too much adjustment on standard road frames. The Carbon Blast allow you to keep your road bike position while still adding the comfort of bar extensions.
Vision Metron 819 of 13
Weight: 1,745 (set)
Rim: UD carbon finish
Features: Built entirely by hand; ceramic bearings; ABS self-locking nipples; extra light P.R.A hubs
What We Like: The six sealed ceramic bearings in the hubs should make these wheels even faster than previous models.
Nalini Triton10 of 13
Weight: 290 grams
Closure: Inverse clousure for lacing on the move and a wide back ring to facilitate the fit
Sole: Carbon fiber
What We Like: The inclusion of reverse two-Velcro closure straps and an oversize heel ring to aid fit while pedaling up to speed make this shoe really easy to put on during transitions.
Louis Garneau Vorttice11 of 13
Weight: 468 grams
Vents: 2 (non-adjustable)
Fit: Spiderlock SL system
Features: Dimpled gold ball surface disturbs airflow to improve aerodynamics; angled ridges compress air to improve airflow over helmet
What We Like: A lot of aero helmets have shields, but the one on the Vorttice slides up and down without having to detach it for those rare instances when the sun disappears behind the clouds or when you're forced to ride in the dark.
Felt DA 112 of 13
Drivetrain: Shimano Dura Ace/Vision mix
Wheels: Felt TT R3
What We Like: This bike is all about the price point. With the DA1, you get a bike that's just as fast as other top models at almost half the cost.