2012 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Bikes Part Two


Blue Triad SL $9,800

The Triad SL blends the adjustability of a traditional front end with a smoothly integrated head tube fairing and aerobar. Traditional round spacers are replaced by teardrop spacers that stack on top of the head tube to adjust bar height, just like a standard system. The bar is the only fit difference between this system and a standard road system. Blue’s own Triad SL Tri Aerobar is the only one compatible with the frame, and the stem length can’t change without buying a new bar. Its pads and extensions can both be adjusted to suit many different fits. This system combines with Blue’s geometry to fit an incredibly wide range of triathletes on a cleanly integrated and streamlined bike. Rideblue.com