Diamondback Andean 1$3,999 1 of 13
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The Hype: This bike looks fast, even when it's not moving. The design of the Andean 1 hints at a grand prix racing motorcycle while also providing integrated and concealed storage options for on-the-bike nutrition and spare tubes.
Highlights: SRAM Force 1x drivetrain, TRP hydraulic disc brakes, HED Ardennes Plus LT wheelset
Cervélo P5X$11,000 2 of 13
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The Hype: Although "beam-bikes" have been around since 1992, Cervélo has updated this format to be comfortable and aerodynamic by today's standards. For 2018, the Cervélo P5X has been fitted with the newest drivetrains from Shimano.
Highlights: SRAM Red eTap wireless electronic shifting, Enve SES 7.8 disc-brake wheelset, optional custom-fit travel case
Parlee TTiR$4,499 ($10,599 as shown) 3 of 13
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The Hype: Parlee claims this is the first triathlon-specific bike designed around disc brakes (which offer great braking in all weather conditions). The disc brake rotor covers offer enhanced aerodynamics—something not seen on other, similar tri bikes.
Highlights: SRAM Red eTap wireless electronic shifting, TRP Spire hydraulic disc brakes, DT P1800 wheelset, ISM PR1 saddle
Trek Speed Concept$3,999 4 of 13
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The Hype: The Speed Concept is remarkably customizable through Trek's ProjectOne program: You can select your bike size, component spec and accessory options, as well as custom color scheme to match your size and personality. We spent hours with the ProjectOne online configuration tool, designing our dream bike, and you probably will too.
Highlights: Ultegra component package is a great value while stock Aeolus wheels on base models are race-ready
Specialized Shiv Elite$3,000 5 of 13
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The Hype: OK, we'll admit it. After hundreds of hours piloting the Specialized Shiv, we can authoritatively state it's way, way comfortable and still excites us as much today as when we first climbed aboard it. Despite the Shiv's appearance, it's extraordinarily stable, even when riding in strong crosswinds.
Highlights: Reliable Shimano 105 shifting, integrated hydration storage, out-of-the-wind SWAT storage option for spare tubes and nutrition
Giant Trinity Advanced Pro 0$8,400 6 of 13
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The Hype: This bike was ridden en route to an overall win at the Giro d'Italia in 2017, as well as two UCI World Championships victories in 2017. It's enough to convince us that speed has somehow been engineered into the bike.
Highlights: SRAM Red eTap wireless shifting, proprietary BTA hydration and aero downtube-mounted bottle
Felt IA10$4,999 7 of 13
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The Hype: The Felt IA10 offers the same frame shape that won the IRONMAN World Championship for the past three years—but at one-third the cost. Although few of us will ever win—or even race at—Kona, we can always ride a Felt.
Highlights: Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, Vision TriMax Pro TT crank (length proportional to bike frame size), ISM PS1 saddle
Cannondale Superslice DiscPrice TBD 8 of 13
The Hype: Seen under the Cannondale-Drapac pro cycling team, as well as Heather Jackson and Andy Potts at the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship, the Cannondale Superslice caught our eyes. New for 2017 is the modification to the frame to accommodate the addition of hydraulic disc brakes.
As of December 2017, Cannondale is keeping quiet about bike availability and pricing but did indicate they were readying this bike for a consumer launch in 2018.
BMC TimeMachine01 Three$8,999 9 of 13
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The Hype: The "V-cockpit" on the BMC TimeMachine01 looks unlike any other tri bike cockpit. The dual-mount seatpost, which can be set into or ahead of the downtube, offers variable, effective seat tube angles, to match your bike fit coordinates.
Highlights: Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, Mavic Comete Pro wheelset, BMC's brake booster enhances brake level pull action and refined stopping ability
Cervélo P2 $2,80010 of 13
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The Hype: The Cervélo P2 offers top tier engineering and aerodynamics, and great components, on an entry-level bike. This bike has become nearly synonymous with long-course triathlon racing.
Highlights: Shimano 105 component group, ISM PR1 saddle, Profile Design cockpit
Quintana Roo PR6 Disc$12,500 11 of 13
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The Hype: The asymmetrical chainstays on the Quintana Roo PRSix Disc should help dampen road noise and offer comfort over long miles in the saddle while potentially reducing aerodynamic drag for more speed with less effort.
Highlights: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 drivetrain with optional CeramicSpeed enhancements, ISM PR1 saddle, Reynolds 65 Aero wheelset
Canyon Speedmax CF SLX 9.0 SL$9,000 12 of 13
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The Hype: The Canyon Speedmax CF SLX 9.0 SL was under front-of-the-pack pros at the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship and has carried top men and women in the pro cycling peloton. The sharp angles might not appeal to everyone, but the more we gazed at this bike, the more we loved the lines.
Highlights: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2, Zipp 454/858 wheelset, integrated BTA hydration, which also provides an aerodynamic fairing