2012 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Bikes Part One


ARGON 18 E-118 $7,900
The E-118 is built around its integrated fork and aerobar. Factor in the functionally impressive hidden V-brake tucked behind the fork, and the E-118’s leading edge cannot be jumbled. This mandatory integration comes at the price of adjustability, however, so make sure your fit matches the E-118’s tightly integrated structure. The two ways to move the elbow pads are either flipping the stem between two length configurations or lifting the pads with spacers. The extensions can be shortened and the basebar can be flipped to prop the braking grips up in the air. Those points are the limit of the E-118’s front end adjustment. Argon18bike.com