2017 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Bikes


Orbea M20 Team
$4,000, Orbea.com

The draw: Custom options at a good price

Triathletes can choose from seven models of the Ordu. The M20 Team sits in the sweet spot of aerodynamics, usability and price. The front end uses a standard bar/stem combo, so it is not as aero as a fully integrated system, but it is easier to wrench on. Vision and Shimano Ultegra Di2 make up the component spec, and the Vision Trimax 35 carbon clincher wheels are a nice choice for their mix of comfort and speed. Orbea’s buyer model (you order it online then pick it up at a store) lets you upgrade the M20 and all Ordu models by choosing different wheels, saddle or cassette and get a semi-custom paint job from the factory when purchasing—of course at an extra cost depending on your choices.