Specialized Offers Women Two Sides of Tri with New Alias
When you want to get into triathlons, there is always the question – do you go with a tri bike, or a road bike? The tri bike is undoubtedly better for most tri course while the road bike is better for the training leading up to the tri. Tri shops have been fitting entry level triathletes on road bikes that are then modified by adding zero offset posts and aerobars for triathlon use for years, but with the Alias, Women have another option straight off the showroom floor. Called the Alias because of its dual nature, with clip on aerobars and a zero offset post, the Alias is a race oriented tri bike with aerodynamically shaped tubes and a steeper seat tube angle (where as the example above, the bikes have slacker seat tubes and need forward offset posts). Remove the clip ons and add the 35mm set back seat post, and the Alias geometry is tuned to handle like a road bike on the open road. The alias also offers additional top tube stowage with the Remora bolt on storage box.
If you can only have one bike for training or racing, the Alias is ready straight out of the box.
At the top of the range you’ll find $6,000 Alias Pro Tri, a well equipped, race ready bike for the road or Tri. The frame like all of the Alias bikes, uses Specialized’ FACT 10r carbon with Women’s specific Alias geometry and an OSBB and a 1 1/8″ straight steerer. Built with Dura Ace shifty bits and a Specialized FACT carbon BB30 crank, the Pro rolls on Specialized’ Roval Rapide CL 40 carbon wheels.
The middle Alias is the $3,300 Comp Tri which includes a Shimano Ultegra drivetrain, FSA Gossamer Pro BB30 crankset, Fulcrum S5 wheels, and Specialized Aero Clip on extensions.
The Alias Sport Tri rounds out the line up and comes in at $2,600 with a Shimano 105/Tiagra mix, FSA Gossamer BB30 crank, Axis 2.0 wheels, and Specialized Aero clip on extensions.
The bolt on Remora storage box has a flexible cover with a slot down the middle to stash your gels.