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Time Trial Triathlon bikes

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Mavic Tri Race

Out of the box the Mavics scream quality and, when you pick them up, their lightness and stiffness is instantly impressive. All of the key tri-specific features are present including a large in-to-out strap, heel-toe bumpers and a large heel loop. The inner is soft and comfortable in bare feet and is treated with an […]

Mavic Tri Race
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Ribble Aero TT Carbon

Lancashire bike builders Ribble have a wide range of bikes on their website and will build them up to different specs – even supplying with or without wheels – to suit your budgets and requirements. The Aero TT is one of their tri and time-trial-specific models and our test bike was built with one of […]

Ribble Aero TT Carbon
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Focus Cayo Ultegra

Focus may not be the most recognisable brand on the market, but its reputation for great builds and amazing value is creeping into the system and undercutting many of the world leaders’ efforts. Having just signed Olympic medallist Nicole Cooke, Focus has made a great forward leap into the racing world that could gain the […]

Focus Cayo Ultegra
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Merida Cyclo Cross CC3

You might think brands like Specialized, Scott and Trek are the big ones, but in terms of productivity, few manufacturers produce anything like the number of bikes Merida do. And their CC3 is a typically solid and enjoyable off-roader. The Ride With plenty of fat alloy tubing between rider and wheels we were expecting a […]

Merida Cyclo Cross CC3
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Pinnacle Expede 1.0

Look at the website of Pinnacle creators Evans Cycles and you’ll see that the 2009 Expede is basically the ’08 version but £200 cheaper. Not that that’s a bad thing… The Ride First up, weight. The Expede is 1.5lb lighter than the Merida, and while that might not sound a lot, it makes a real […]

Pinnacle Expede 1.0
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Specialized Allez Sport Double

Like the Defy, the Sport sits in the top half of Specialized’s long-established Allez intro-competition range. It boasts a decent frame, sound spec, neat cosmetics and practical componentry choices. The Ride The first thing you notice on mounting the Allez is its size: in contrast to the Defy, our ‘large’ Allez came up closer in […]

Specialized Allez Sport Double
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Merida Warp 9

Merida’s lower-priced alloy bikes have consistently blown us away with their performance per pound. Crank up the price, though, and even with a couple of key bling add-ons, it’s looking less impressive. The Ride There’s nothing lacking about its speed commitment once you’re on board. There’s a whole load of spacers to remove from the […]

Merida Warp 9
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Erox Quarra Extra Speed

Last issue, the Swiss-designed Erox graced our ‘First Look’ pages; this month, we put it straight into the test programme against the Merida. Our bike came with standard forks, unlike the brake-behind BB version shown on the website, but it’s still suitably aero-looking. It also manages to be a surprisingly comfortable, cultured ride. The Ride […]

Erox Quarra Extra Speed
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Focus Cayo Ultegra review

Focus may not be the most recognisable brand on the market, but its reputation for great builds and amazing value is creeping into the system and undercutting many of the world leaders’ brands. Having just signed Olympic medallist Nicole Cooke, Focus has made a great forward leap into the racing world that could gain the […]

Focus Cayo Ultegra review
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Giant TCR Advanced 3

Giant bikes need little introduction. Giant has been making bikes since 1972 and produces many of the other brands’ bikes too. In fact, it’s (probably) the biggest bike manufacturer in the world. Years of professional racing and development have allowed Giant’s designers to produce some of the best bikes on the market. Unquestionably, they’re leaders […]

Giant TCR Advanced 3
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Ceepo Viper review

Japanese manufacturer Ceepo is quite a new player in the triathlon bike game, but has stirred up a lot of interest recently, not least through its partnership with Ironman. The company prides itself on being a dedicated triathlon outfit and does all its own manufacturing; the Viper is the company’s top-of-the-line frameset and new for […]

Ceepo Viper review
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Felt B2 Pro

Felt has a strong pedigree in triathlon. The B2 Pro is almost top of their 2009 range with only the DA ‘dream machine’ above it. It features a carbon frame with top-end Shimano and Zipp components, tri-specific steep angle geometry and comes race-ready from the box, once you’ve strapped on your own pedals. The Ride […]

Felt B2 Pro
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Tiger Frog TF300C

Tell most people you’re riding a Tiger Frog and their answer will usually be, “A what?” Once you’ve then assured them that it won’t bite their head off, nor go ‘ribbit’, you can explain that Tiger Frog is in fact a UK-based online retailer specialising in tri clothing and a range of bikes. The TF300C […]

Tiger Frog TF300C
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b’Twin Sport 2 review

b’Twin is the brand name for cycles coming out of the French sports chainstore Decathlon. Its own brand kit combines quality designs and useful features with sensible pricing, and while it’s fair to say they’re not the sexiest or most desirable bikes on the planet, they do impress in the function and value stakes. Much […]

b’Twin Sport 2 review
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Giant Trinity

Giant position themselves under athletes of the calibre of current world champion Helen Tucker, with the Trinity the introductory model in Giant’s time-trial range. The ride First impressions aren’t great, as the steering’s twitchy nature becomes apparent. However, once moving in a straight line it’s smooth and, when settled in a good rhythm, it feels […]

Giant Trinity
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Quintana Roo Cd0.1

Tri-specific bikes are becoming increasingly popular with their purpose-built features and tailored geometry. Quintana Roo are one of the only pure tri bike brands around and for 2009 have unveiled what they say is the bike with the lowest drag coefficient ever. QR even boldly claims that the Cd0.1 can cheat the wind! The Ride […]

Quintana Roo Cd0.1
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Wilier Lavarado

Wilier bikes are steeped in history. The Italian outfit have been making frames since 1906 and, at one point shortly after the Second World War, its factory team of 300 were hand producing 200 bikes a day. It currently provides the bikes for the Lampre road cycling team, which includes the 2008 Road Cycling Race […]

Wilier Lavarado
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Focus Culebro Tria

Focus bikes became available direct to the UK market in 2006. Through their sole distributor, Wiggle, they have been building their reputation as a manufacturer of quality cycles, ridden by elite athletes such as Stuart Hayes and neo-pro Emma-Kate Lidbury. The Culebro Tria represents the introductory model in the Focus TT range. The ride Things […]

Focus Culebro Tria
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Look 576

Look has ruled on the road for decades, so it’s about time the company’s influence was felt in the world of tri. Enter the new Look 576 frame. It’s not a TT crossover like many bikes on the market, but a bike designed specifically with tri in mind… The build The Look frame just looks […]

Look 576