TRIATHLON

Pedal Magazine - - Buyers Guide 2017 -

Cervélo P5X eTap

Cervélo part­nered with Enve and Hed Cy­cling in de­sign­ing and pro­duc­ing the top-end P5X that fea­tures a seat-tube­less frame de­sign with triathlon ge­om­e­try and highly cus­tom­iz­a­ble front end. In­te­grated nu­tri­tion, hy­dra­tion and stor­age can be found be­hind the seat, above the bot­tom bracket and on the top­tube. The P5X is also one of the few triathlon-spe­cific bikes to use disc brakes as an added fea­ture to this slick ma­chine. A wire­less SRAM eTap driv­e­train is used in con­junc­tion with TRP HY/RD disc brakes. Other high­lights in­clude an Enve SES 7.8 wheelset and Ceramic Speed PF-30 bot­tom bracket. The P5X eTap has an SRP of $16,000.

Felt IA3

The IA3 uses Felt's most aero­dy­namic frame de­sign built with UHC Ad­vanced car­bon fibre. This triathlon-spe­cific ma­chine fea­tures slip­pery tube pro­files, low seat­stays and an in­te­grated bar and fork as­sem­bly that also hides the front brake. An 11-speed Shi­mano Dura-Ace driv­e­train cou­pled with a Vi­sion Tri­max crankset trans­fers power to the Felt TTR3 wheelset. The SRP is $6,499.

Kuota K-Fac­tor

The Kuota K-Fac­tor is a stealth-like, wind-cut­ting bike that fea­tures an 11-speed Shi­mano 105 groupset fit­ted to a front-tri­an­gle mono­coque full-car­bon frame with in­ter­nal cable rout­ing and is Di2-ready. A Pro­file De­sign bass bar and aer­o­bar set-up is cou­pled with a Ritchey Comp stem, while American Clas­sic takes care of the wheels with its Race wheelset. The SRP is $3,149.

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