2012 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Bikes Part One

GURU 501 $2,900 (FRAMESET)
What makes the Guru 501 so unique is that it is a full-custom, full-aero, full-carbon frame costing a fraction of what you might expect to pay. Designing the Guru 501 is a partnership between the athlete, a local Guru dealer and Guru. The 501 offers a smooth ride that is forgiving but still feels fast. Handling is spot-on, and because it is custom, can be tuned to the tastes of the individual rider. The Canadian company manufactures the 501 in-house at its headquarters in Montreal. Everything from carbon layup to paint is all done under one roof, allowing Guru to maintain an incredibly high level of quality control for each frame it produces.