2012 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Bikes Part Two

Trek Speed Concept 9.5 WSD $6,060

The 9.5 WSD combines Trek’s innovative fit system with the ideal components for performance and value. The Shimano Ultegra drivetrain shifts as crisply as any mechanical drivetrain yet helps keep the price of this pro-level bike below many comparable integrated tri bikes. Trek’s hidden center-pull brakes function well, but can be more difficult to service than external calipers. This women’s specific model introduces a smaller size, XS, than the men’s version, but the S and M size frames have the same fit dimensions. In addition to color, the Fizik Vitesse Tri saddle is the only other women’s-specific change. Trekbikes.com