2012 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Bikes Part Two

Scott Plasma 10 $3,800

With top-notch shifting, a versatile fit range, an aerodynamic frame and precise steering, the Scott Plasma 10 is the complete package. It lacks the flair of integrated components, but its conservative geometry is an ideal match for a tall aerobar position. It also allows riders preferring a lower aerobar position to eliminate extraneous spacers. Some bike manufacturers are moving away from the trend of tightly integrated tri bikes for the functionality of a tried-and-true system. If you want a high-performance bike that’s part of this movement toward functionality, the Plasma is your ride.