2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Bikes

Blue Triad EX
$5,000, Rideblue.com
The draw: Realistic and adaptable fit

Although a relatively new company, Blue set the trend to more upright geometry that many bikes now follow. The Triad EX positions the aerobars higher relative to the horizontal distance from the rider to the bar at every size, creating a bike geared for positions typically ridden by most athletes—not the hyper-aggressive fits that force most riders out of the aerobars late into a ride or race. Blue’s own Aerus TT270 aerobar keeps the front of the bike free of clutter and creates an assuring, solid grip.