The 2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide magazine is out on newsstands now (and check out the digital version), and we’re giving you a sneak peek right here. Check out the complete bike section from the guide below and check back to Triathlete.com for more Buyer’s Guide content.
The draw: Get the position without upcharge for frills
The biggest advantages of a triathlon bike compared to a road bike with clip-on aerobars are all about making the rider more effective—speed gains from the equipment itself are a marginal added bonus. Jamis’ Comet is one of the few remaining aluminum tri bikes, and also one of the most affordable. Although it lacks glamorous frame material or top-grade components, this bike allows any rider to get the most out of him or herself because of its geometry and dedicated aerobars. The Comet offers most of the speed and comfort of more exotic tri bikes at a fraction of the cost.