Valdora AC Tri — ($1,299)

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The uber-affordable AC-Tri uses semi-compact geometry (something many beginners dig) and also comes equipped with a carbon fork and seatpost (something beginners and pros dig). At under $1,300, it’s one of the best values of 2010.

Valdora AC-Tri
Valdora AC-Tri

Jan Frodeno Reflects on His Final Ironman World Championship

Immediately after finishing 24th place at his final Ironman World Championships, the Olympic medalist (and three-time IMWC winner) explains what his race in Nice meant to him.