2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Bikes

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  • Published Apr 29, 2013
  • Updated Jun 17, 2015 at 5:05 PM UTC

Argon 18 E-112
The draw: Solid and stiff ride feel

Spending big for marginal gains to frame performance isn’t always the best way to stock your garage with fast gear. The E-112 has the same muscular frame shape as the Canadian company’s higher-end bikes, but utilizes a standard aerobar attachment system and brake instead of integrated options. Both of the supposed “downgrades” make a bike easier to travel with and maintain. The price for this complete bike is well beyond most with similar drivetrain components, largely due to the race-ready Shimano Dura-Ace C35 carbon wheels. The cost for functional and practical bike drops substantially when equipped with a basic wheelset.

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