AERO ROAD MACHINE
Many triathletes have a couple of bikes – a road bike for the days they’re heading out with a group or when they are out on a big tour and their tri-machine for aero-training and racing. Serious triathletes will typically spend more money on their tri frame and aero wheels for racing, since that’s where their likely to see the most benefit of spending their cash. Many coaches, like myself, encourage their athletes to spend as much time as possible on their tri bikes to hone in on their aero position and for training specificity. But that approach is getting a bit muddled these days. The advent of draft-legal racing for the sprint triathlon on the world level has suddenly required a new piece of equipment for super-serious short-course age groupers – a road bike that will perform as well as their tri bike in draft-legal situations.