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Can One Bike Do It All?

Mike Giraud set out to find the answer to the question: How much aerodynamic performance do these aero road bikes sacrifice compared to a truly dedicated triathlon bike? Check out the behind-the-scenes photo gallery.

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A new generation of road bike has emerged with aerodynamic tubes, a design feature that is typically reserved for triathlon bikes. The idea behind this style of bike is to combine the functionality of a road bike with the straight-line speed of a triathlon bike. If you are looking for an all-purpose bike that is equally suited to a Saturday morning group ride and a Sunday morning triathlon, this new generation of road bike might be the answer. These bikes ride just like a typical road bike but the question is: How much aerodynamic performance do these aero road bikes sacrifice compared to a truly dedicated triathlon bike?

Article by: Mike Giraud | Photography by : Tommy Penick