Sling Shot Bicycle Company Triathlon TR2 2002 Triathlon Bike

4/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $2145.00

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David a Triathlete from Brandon, MB, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2002

Strengths:    Thompson seatpost, full Ultegra/aero shift,low frame profile(reduced wind drag), was able to have manufacturer change some items (aerobars; reccomend swapping for Syntace C-2's; saddle),comfortable aero position setup, capable of really low aero position if swap out the 20* rise stem, minimal suspension action contributes to comfort(approx 1" max. travel), folds and breaks down into padded carry bag that holds extra gears and wheels for air travel.

Weaknesses:    1.Steep geometry not as suitable for general raod riding; be aware of such when purchasing; this is a dedicated TT/triathlon bike
2.Mild "rattle" from suspension spring, and can also occur from Dia Compe bar end brake levers 3.Available only factory direct; KNOW exactly what dimensions/size you require before you order 4.WEIGHT!
The only real weakness with this design is the weight; Slingshot needs to address this issue possibly by looking at different frame materials (carbon?)

Bottom Line:   
Steep angle geometry, aggressive forward aero position,comfortable, foldable for easy travel, well spec'd, dedicated time trial/triathlon bike. Price paid is in Cdn $ and includes padded bike travel bag.

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Favorite Ride:   Riding Mountain National Park

Price Paid:    $3400.00

Purchased At:   direct from manufact

Similar Products Used:   Finelli RC 350, Trek 5200, Specialized Allez, Giant OCR

Bike Setup:   Ultegra w bar con aero shifters, Syncros cranks, Speedplay X-1 pedals, Profile stoker base bar, Synt

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