Argon 18 E-119 Tri+

The draw: Lightweight superbike that handles well

The Argon 18 E-119 Tri+ has just about every feature that a superbike should possess. It’s lighter than most of its counterparts (18.9 pounds in size medium with all accessories and 17.2 pounds without), is plenty aerodynamic (a UCI-illegal frame, integrated brakes and aerobars make it reportedly 15 percent faster than the E-118 Next), has a stiff bottom bracket, top-tier ride qualities, and has well-thought-out nutrition and hydration options. The Tri+ also allows clearance for 25mm tires, is fairly easy to prepare for travel and comes stock with top-of-the-line parts. Another noteworthy feature is the E-119’s ability to tilt the aerobar extensions, a quality that many bikes lack. Triathletes with a flexible budget looking to buy the ultimate race bike will not be let down by the full-featured E-119 Tri+.

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