2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Bikes

Fuji D-6 3.0
$2,649, Fujibikes.com
The draw: Stiff and responsive ride

The D-6’s massive tubes do more than draw attention; they make it one of the stiffest tri bikes around. It sprints and climbs with the spunk of a road bike and is genuinely fun to ride. If you travel frequently, make sure your mechanic skills are sharp. Both brakes are mechanically challenging—the rear is hidden by a cave in the frame and the front cable routes through the headtube. Taller athletes be weary: Sizes L and XL force the rider into very aggressive positions.

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