Ask a Gear Guru: What Are The Best Beginner Triathlon Bikes in 2023?
We take a look at nine great picks for a beginner (or intermediate) triathlon bike under $4,000.
Looking for reviews and advice on triathlon bikes, helmets, components, wheels, and more? Check out our triathlon bike gear articles from experts.
We take a look at nine great picks for a beginner (or intermediate) triathlon bike under $4,000.
Of all the gear you buy for triathlon, the helmet might just be the most important. Is it worth it to spend more for MIPS? Dr. Damián Palafox looks into the latest studies on cycling helmet technology.
For triathletes looking to maximize their bike training, a power meter is essential. We look at the best options.
Rudy Von Berg has been on a roll already this year with a recent win in Texas. We take a close look at the equipment he'll be using this weekend in Ibiza.
Fresh off a top-10 finish at Hawaii Ironman and a victory at IM South Africa, Frenchman Leon Chevalier will use his strength as a cyclist to push a massive 58-tooth 1x setup. Check out the rest of his ride.
Former short-course star Tom Bishop has some unique components on his Vitus Auro frame. Check out what he'll be riding in Ibiza this weekend.
Working on your bike is hard. Having the wrong tool makes it worse. We look at the best bike tools that every triathlete should own.
In the last 15 years, the school of thought for bike tire pressure has basically been flipped on its head.
Your bike deserves some special care after a season of serving you well indoors. Don't ride outside until you go through these steps.
A good bike fitter is an essential part of any triathlete's team. We did the legwork and found 15 of the best across the USA.
Draped on Quintana Roo’s new $5k X-PR build, we take a look at Shimano’s latest budget electronic (not really) semi-wireless setup and attempt to wade through the e-quagmire.
Riding inside can wreak havoc on your trusty steed. We look at the ways (and things) to keep it safe.
Scheduling challenges, inventory fluctuations, and more - here’s how some shops are navigating the crisis.
Today’s bikes are more complicated than ever, and not every brand has a model that will fit you perfectly with minimal modifications. Skip the stress and get a pre-fit.
Despite the disc brake craze, Gustav Iden won the 2022 Ironman World Championship on a bike with rim brakes, which has triathletes everywhere asking the question: Which is better, rim brakes or disc brakes?
We asked our editors and a few guest experts to tell us what running gear they’d want this holiday season. Check out our list of 18 picks for the 2022 holiday season - everything from luxurious clothing to little gadgets under $100 that keep us glued together.
Our editors and guest experts share their top 15 bike-related picks for the 2022 holiday season—from premium carbon to budget finds under $100.
It’s not just about looking good on the road. Looking good in the virtual world counts just as much—and here we have a rundown of the 10 best-looking kits on Zwift for winter 2023.
Cycling indoors can be made much less horrifying by choosing the best fan for the job. Triathlete's complete guide to indoor cycling fans with our top picks.
The metrics-heavy Elite Justo won't be on the market in the USA until 2023, but we got our hands (er, bike) on this much-hyped trainer for an in-depth review.
Italian smart trainer brand Elite holds nothing back technologically in the Elite Justo. But is it worth the $1,200 price tag?
We've tested a wide range of the newest and best bike trainers from entry-level to deluxe and rate them on a nine point system that includes everything from value to calibration to build quality and measured loudness.
Biking is likely the most difficult of the three triathlon disciplines to dress appropriately for both in and out of a race. Use our guide to what to wear on bike rides in every weather scenario the weather report throws at you.
Physics rules the highly-specialized tri bikes, from the seatpost and frame to the way a rider sits on it.
Tri bikes are tricky beasts—something that looks simple to adjust can take hours. We break it down so you don’t have a breakdown.
We take a look at the bikes ridden by the five fastest cyclists in the women's and men's pro races at the 70.3 World Championships in St. George.
With a bike split of 6:57:22 and an overall finishing time of 13:19:38, Audrey Maheu accomplished what she set out to do in Kona: prove that it’s possible to be fast and have fun.
We take a look at the bikes ridden by the top ten fastest pro cyclists at this year’s world championships.
Some interesting movement punctuated the annual Kona Bike Count during the first-ever two-day Ironman World Championships. We dig into the numbers.
A few surprises highlight the combined Hawaii Ironman World Championship 2022 Kona bike count data from days one and two, as well as pro men's bike count data—including frames, wheels, saddles, components, and more. UPDATED: Hydration.
Tomorrow, they race. But today, we ooh and ahh over their bikes.
Germany's Patrick Lange has some unfinished business out on the Queen K this year, after a disappointing DNF in 2019. We take a look at the setup and spec he'll be using in Kona this week.
Cam Wurf is best known for his blazing-fast bike splits and the way he can affect a pro Ironman field. We dig into the Pinarello Bolide that he'll be racing this week in Kona.
Gustav Iden is making his debut at Ironman World Championships this week—we look at his unique ride, dotted with custom flourishes.
Kiwi Braden Currie is looking to improve on his podium finish at IMWC St. George this year with the help of a new Felt IA 2.0 and a super-custom front end he worked on himself.
Feast upon the bike count data behind the frames, components, aerobars, wheels, and saddles that the 2022 Hawaii Ironman World Championship day one racers are using in Kona this year.
We found the brightest, blingiest, and most meaningful-looking bikes from the best long-course age-group women in the world. (And yes, there's a fat tire bike with aerobars and a basket.)
Sporting the always-intimidating race number one, the Swiss ten-time world champion is riding a new setup from Felt with a few very interesting race-day modifications.
Kristian Blummenfelt's bike of choice may be unconventional, but it does the job. Pictured with his disc-wheel training setup, find detailed pics and specs on his Kona race-day rig in our gallery.
A recent victory at the World Triathlon Long Course World Championships proves that Lucy Charles-Barclay is ready to race, and we'll take a close look at the prototype Cube Aerium C:68X that'll help send her through the lava fields of the Queen K.
Parcours' latest disc wheel is optimized for wide, 28mm tires, and comes in well under $1,600 for the pair. But how does it perform?
With a win at IM Des Moines in June and a top-15 finish at this year’s IMWC in St. George, Matt Hanson looks to pilot his QR to a big result on the Big Island. We look at the minute details on his setup.
After three wins this year, Germany’s Laura Philipp is aiming her sleek Canyon toward the Queen K. We take a look at her setup.
Your tires actually play a surprising role in how fast you ride, and what you think you know about rolling resistance is probably wrong.
As the top returning American from Ironman World Championships in St. George, Chris Leiferman is ready to fly. We take a close look at what he’ll be riding out on the Queen K.
Beefiness is the name of the game when it comes to the latest wide rim offering from Hunt.
Quick answer: Yes. (If you can.)
We review the newest carbon triathlon wheels and compare them with an exhaustive five-point rating system along with specs, takeaways, and our hand-on testing notes.
Why do most triathletes use aerobars and put themselves in such a crazy position? We break down the basics of “riding in aero” and why you might (or might not) want to give it a try.
You like free watts and saving money, right? What if there was a magic way to do both at the same time? There is; we’ll show you how and what to get to do it right.
Zwift releases their first piece of indoor training hardware with the new Hub smart trainer. We take an early look at their budget direct-drive offering.
Announcers picked up on a strange new piece of headwear from Specialized, but what is the mysterious head sock, and what does it do?
We break down the when, where, and why you should be using a particular wheel—because it’s not as simple as you’d think.
It’s a not-so-well-hidden secret that bike mechanics head for the break room when triathletes come into the shop. But why? And what can you do about it?
An impressive upgrade to a tri-favorite puts the much-loved 858s on a big diet, optimizes for 28mm tires, and potentially changes the way triathletes should think about their wheels.
Do you keep getting flat tire after flat tire and can’t figure out why? Odds are it isn't just bad luck.
While QR doesn’t exactly change the rulebook with their new affordably priced, X-PR, they do bring a high-end design and cool customization to the masses.
Trickle-down tech means big savings with fast features on Quintana Roo’s latest “entry-level” tri bike, the X-PR. We take a close look.
Astronautical engineer and author Jim Gourley looks at the aerodynamic consequences of choosing clip-on aerobars over a dedicated triathlon bike.
Bento boxes are an efficient way to carry fuel—some may even have aerodynamic benefits. We take a look at four great options.
For Shimano lovers, electronic shifting used to mean a pretty substantial investment. Today Shimano announces a budget, semi-wireless 12-speed Di2 system. But will it work for triathletes?
Ever wanted to have eyes on the back of your head while riding? TriEye cycling sunglasses offer just that—and we're surprised with how well it works.
Heather Jackson finished 24th in the pro women's field at the Unbound Gravel 200 gravel race. We take a close look at the Specialized Crux (aerobars and all) that she used to cover 200 miles of muddy, rainy Kansas dirt roads.
Why is the top tube missing? Why is the seatstay shaped that way? What is happening with the fork? Does it weigh a ton?
We break down the different types of tires, what you should look for in a training or race-day tire, and give a quick list of some choice picks.
Colnago's first time trial bike with disc brakes is complete with a bayonet-style fork, integrated base bars, and some super-slick Euro lines.
The popular cycling rear-detection radar system from Garmin gets a big upgrade with video.
A deep look at the differences (and similarities) between Cam Wurf's triathlon and WorldTour time trial setups.
Cervélo dominates once again, but this Ironman World Championship bike count was unique, including more than 80 road bikes with drop bars and a field like we’ve never seen before at a world champs.
Braden Currie's sleek new Felt IA 2.0 has plenty of customization on an already fully integrated frameset.
We take a deep look at the recent Paris-Roubaix finisher's setup for Ironman World Championships this weekend.
Bike check-in served as the final task before athletes headed home and got one more nervous night of sleep before race morning.
Lionel Sanders is well known for doing damage on the bike. We take a closer look at the machine he'll be hoping to crush 112 miles on tomorrow.
Moench's stunning purple-and-blue pearlescent-painted Trek is one of the most attention grabbing bikes in the pro field. Take a look at what makes the Ironman Chattanooga champion ride so fast.
We take a close look at the Giant Trinity that Norwegian superstar Gustav Iden hopes to ride to victory this weekend.
The young American is renowned for his bike power and prowess. We check out the machine he'll be looking to ride to world championship glory.
After consolidating its tri range into one non-double-diamond frame, where does the unconventional, tri-first bike brand land? We dig (way) in.
Ranging from $3,500 to $12,000, we hands-on review and rate five of the best triathlon bikes from 2022 and beyond.
Gravel cycling has never been more trendy and the rise of gravel tri means there's plenty for us multisporters to learn. We put two tri-friendly gravel machines to the test.
In only two years, Mathieu Bigaud has made a name for himself by creating custom helmet designs for some of the biggest names in triathlon. You've seen his work—you just didn't know it. Now learn the stories behind some of his favorite designs.
Kuat’s beautiful new hitch-mount bike rack is a triathlete’s dream, but is it worth the $1,400 price tag?
A seat can be your best friend or your worst enemy. With help from an expert bike fitter, we look at the best options for triathlon saddles in 2022.
Including the secret to getting your bike to stand up on its own in photos.
While training with power on the bike isn’t a new phenomenon, the affordability of power meters in recent years has led to more and more athletes watt-ing up. Here's everything you need to know about training with power and the best power meters for triathlon.
A new $300 add-on to the Tacx Neo ecosystem promises better ride feel on the trainer, but is it enough? Check out our first impressions.
Can you do a triathlon on a road bike? When should you buy a tri bike? Answers to all of your questions about road bikes vs. tri bikes.
A2 Bikes has released their second tri range, the SP1.x series—starting at $2,800.
We pit two of our favorite recent high-end tri bike releases—the Scott Plasma 6 and the Trek Speed Concept SLR 7—in a head-to-head deathmatch, winner take all (of our $$).
Wahoo's latest hybrid smart trainer/roller has a number of new and novel features, but also misses a few of the basics. Read our review to see if it's right for you.