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Looking for a time trial bike. Suggestions?(4 posts)

Looking for a time trial bike. Suggestions?Mauceri
Aug 8, 2002 10:15 PM
The three that I have really considered are: Cervelo P3, Griffen Vulcan and the Kestrel Talon. Anyone have any thoughts on these and/or better suggestions?
Aug 9, 2002 6:38 AM
p3 is the most aero. if you are considering that, it should be your final answer
Aug 9, 2002 8:07 AM
Check out the P2K as well, very well priced, and pretty damn cool too!

---I love mine!---
Cervelo SoloistKillerQuads
Aug 9, 2002 9:15 AM
I ride a Cervelo Soloist. Mine is set up as a road bike, but it can be converted to a time trial bike by pivoting the seat clamp on the aero seat post and buying aero bars. The Soloist has a compact frame design with aero aluminum tubing, aero carbon fork, and a very nice ride.

I think the aero design does have benefits. I rode my fastest time ever on my road course with my Soloist, and when I ride slow, the bike is eerily quiet as it cuts through the air.

I have lower back problems, so I may never convert my Soloist into a time trial machine, but another Soloist rider I saw had cow horn time trial bars with reversed brake levers and front aero bars with bar end shifters.

It might take some time to switch bars and cables between road bike and time trial setups since the Soloist has internal cable routing.

The Soloist is very versatile and can be setup with road geometry if you ever get tired of the full-tuck time trial position.