The Trident utilizes the same construction methods as the Dave-O, yet the two arm design cradles the bottle differently than the Dave-O. These wider, lower arms appeal to riders who grip the bottle by the waist as opposed to the neck. They don't believe there is a "right way" to grab a water bottle, by the way. Dropping the thing though - that's bad. The Trident is a particularly good match for monocoque style frame designs, offsetting the carbon examples with more carbon weave from the wide arms. The "tulip" shape at the top of the arms was added to ease entry when you return the bottle to the cage. This simple modification is technically difficult and more expensive to produce but Arundel feels the extra security is worth it.
I picked up this bike the other day, and have never herd of Trident. The frame is dented in the downtube, and dented and bent top tube so I would say the frame is junk. From looking at the bike and components it was a cheap bike in its day, as it has stamped drop outs, and no name bits and peices he ... Read More »
Tempted by a sale. Might be able to pick up a 2002 Aegis Trident with DA/Ultegra, no-name wheels, syntace aero bars, ...everything but the pedals for under $500. I have an Aegis Victory and love it. I'm trying to get into bi's and tri's.....anyone own one??Read More »