2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Bikes

Look 596 iPack Mondrian
$7,500, (iPack frameset) Lookcycle.com
The draw: Fantastically fast ride feel

Before aero integration was cool, the Look 596 boasted a unique front-end system that helped create the bike’s responsive ride feel. It can jump and dive into corners without hesitation—the impressively stiff connection between the bottom bracket and aerobars helps harness the frame’s inclination to turn. Fit is keyed for full-blown aero fits, and the bike can be adapted to fit many different positions in this range. It is not ideal for riders with upright positions.