The triathlon is without doubt one of the most dynamic and challenging multi-sport disciplines around. While the swimming and running sections require little in the way of equipment, taking the time to find just the right bike is the key to success in the cycling segment.
The most sophisticated triathlon road bikes will help shave seconds from your time and leave you with extra energy for the final run. If, however, you are a beginner to the sport, there is little point in spending money on a state-of-the-art machine as you simply won't have the experience or necessary level of conditioning to take full advantage of the competitive edge it will afford you. If, on the other hand, you are looking to gain every possible advantage, the top manufacturers have a great selection of machines to choose from.
As the premier cycle manufacturer in Spain with a history dating back more than 100 years, Orbea time trial bikes are some of the fastest available and have been ridden by several world champions. The other leading manufacturer in this field, Scott Sports, were the inventors of aerodynamic handlebars, a feature now seen not just on all Scott tri bikes but virtually all time trial and triathlon bikes that are made.
If you want to compete in both triathlon and time trial events using the same machine, triathlon time trial bikes are now widely available. Ensure the frame you choose has an adjustable seat post so it can fully comply with UCI rules.