The past decade has seen some major advances in the world of Tri bikes, with the usual suspects of stiffness, lightness and even comfort being the main beneficiaries. Trek have unsurprisingly been at the forefront with their Speed Concept range, and we're getting to the point now where it's hard to imagine much more than marginal gains being left to achieve.
So, where do they go from here? Well, one welcome development, very much in evidence in this latest Speed Concept, is adjustability. Something that's often been overlooked - or at least treated as a lower priority - in the never ending quest for faster bikes. As bike fit specialists this is a very welcome development, the latest breed of Tri bikes are now more adaptable than ever before to the needs of different riders, and correct fit is the best way to ensure you're as quick and efficient as possible (and, crucially, remain injury free).
Along with increased adjustability comes added ease of use. If you have a Tri bike you'll likely be travelling with it, and the Speed Concept has been developed the ease of packing and unpacking in mind, something you'll be glad of when preparing for an event.
photos by Bence Bujaki