2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Bikes

Felt DA3
$5,169, Feltbicycles.com
The draw: Dedicated speed machine with fit flexibility

The aerobar attachment system on Felt’s DA3 can be situated for a super-low and aggressive fit, or propped high above the base bar for a more upright position. Felt created six different integrated stem pieces to mount the bar, and this range of options allows the bike to adapt to many fits. The frame, however, is ideally tuned for dedicated aero fits. This is a race machine, not a cruiser. The bike responsively snaps into corners and accelerates with punch. Shifting is precise and quick, thanks to the Sram Red drivetrain parts, although the crank is down-spec’d to keep the price under control.