2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Bikes

BMC TM02 Ultegra
$3,699, Bmc-racing.com
The draw: Performance without complication

While some bikes have grown more complex in the hopes of saving a few seconds, the BMC TM02 is a refined take on the most functional and proven style of tri bike. With frame geometry keyed for realistic aero fits and a Profile Design T2+ aerobar capable of adapting to many different reach dimensions, the TM02 is shaped for real tri performance. Functional component upgrades such as the Shimano Ultegra crank and front brake make this build far more reliable and effective than the many tri bikes with downgraded kits.