Felt IA 10

$5,000, Feltbicycles.com

The draw: Bang for your buck

The IA 10 sits in the middle of Felt’s line, and as such it seeks to balance performance and pricing. The front end uses a standard stem so you can swap it easily, though the supplied Tri 155 looks best. Internal cable routing through the bars keeps the front end clean for aerodynamics. The small storage box up front has just enough room for some nutrition, though it may be a bit too small for the Ironman distance. Ultegra Di2 shifting is a great spec at this price, and the Vision TriMax Pro cranks are plenty stiff. The TTR3 wheels are fine for training, but their weight and box rim design means you might want to upgrade for race day.