Aegis Trident Older Triathlon Bike

DESCRIPTION

Carbon fiber form styled around contemporary triathlon geometry and slick airfoils. Steep angles, exceedingly stiff, yet compliant. Handmade and guaranteed for life. Price is for frame w/ Sabre Carbon Fork and Shimano Ultegra 9 Speed STI. Numerous Campagnolo and Shimano upgrade options are available.

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 11, 2004]
Anonymous
Triathlete

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Vibration absorbtion (especially on some of the frost heaved roads in NE) Excellent Warranty Good help from company (responded within the same day to several questions I had)

Weakness:

none so far

Coming from my aluminum road bike, which I've ridden for years, I knew I wanted something different for my tri bike. It is early to be reviewing it, as I have had it for less than a few months and have only raced it once (I'll update this with any other thoughts) but for now my impression of the ride is smooth. I don't feel like this bike takes anything away from BB strength to put toward comfort, I think it's the best of both worlds.

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nothing comparable

[May 04, 2003]
Homey
Triathlete

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

BB stiffness. Slippery tubes. It jumps when you hammer.

Weakness:

Price is frame only. Still looking for performance weaknesses.

This bike disappears under you. Unique trait for a tri bike. I rode three materials (Ti, Alu, CF) and six makes to find this bike. It sped me up ten percent on my bike split compared to my steel Lemond. I fly past the fast swimmers.

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[Jan 06, 2002]
james wiley
Triathlete

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Best value for your buck out there for a total carbon frame and fork. You can''t lose with Aegis''s crash replacement policy or life time guarantee. Excellent paint choices, I coughed up extra money for the custom red flames paint job. Their online help is fantastic. I wrote them with non-stop questions for a year Before buying their frame, They always answered my questions the same day of my e-mail. Good company support!!!

Weakness:

None so far. The $1875 I quoted only covers the frame/fork and custom paint. The rest bankrupted me.

This is by far the best carbon bike out there for the money. I tested every bike at my local bike shop and this felt the best. Extremely comfortable and absorbs all road shock. Light weight, aero and a great hill climber.

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a junky Cannondale that deserves to be on display at the Smithsonian Institute next to the Gettysburg Address.

[Aug 24, 2001]
Anonymous
Triathlete

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Everything. This bike is extremely responsive. All I have to do is think and it turns. Absorbs road vibration/shock similar to my heavy steal frame-without the weight! The Agis sails me past the competition in a head wind.

Weakness:

Paint on the carbon frame is easily chipped. Took a while to get use to 650c wheels.

This is a great bike. It is responsive, light and comforatable in aero position for the long haul. The Trident has a great look, and so far they are still unique enough to stand out in the transition area. I bought mine on-line having done much research and comparison but never having ridden one. I have loved it ever since.

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Heavy Specialized 700c

[Aug 11, 2000]
Anonymous
Triathlete

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Excellentcombintation of stiffness, comfort and aerodymanics. And a great price compared to it's competitors

Weakness:

The Bionic Weave version I own (custom layup for cosmetic purposes) adds weight but also strengthens bb by 15%. Frame is at the heavy end of its competitive spectrum, but is OK fpor a TT bike.

The best tri bike available... great comfort for ultra races, 76degree seatpost is the best of both worlds, climbs well in Switzerland, handles well, looks beatiful. Wish it weighed a bit less, but stiffness is one of its charms, so I'll take the associated weight! Save the weight with the Hot Rod fork and lihgt componentry where it makes sense to save it, not in bottom bracket stifness, etc...

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[Aug 22, 2000]
Anonymous
Triathlete

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Cruises very stable at speed. Loves to climb - seems to accelerate uphill. Very comfortable on the aero bars.

Weakness:

A bit pricey. I had problems with the Speedplay peddles from the start. Tough to get adjusted.

Best bike I have owned. I feel its worth the money. Great ride. Have ridden as far as 200 miles in one day. I was amazed at the climbing. My aluminum Trek was good but this is great.

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Kestral KM40, Trek Hilo

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