2012 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Bikes Part Two

Cannondale Slice Women’s 2 Force $3,100

Chrissie Wellington rode this frame to numerous victories, including four Ironman World Championships. The mix of Sram Force components provides solid and reliable shifting and braking, while the standard non-integrated brake calipers make the bike easily serviceable. It carves predictably through corners yet is sufficiently nimble to track through on-course U-turns. The Vision Vector aerobar is adjustable, allowing athletes to fine-tune their position without necessarily needing to purchase a new stem or different bar. The compact gearing found on this beauty will allow for easier hill climbing. Cannondale.com