Best time trial bikes: TT and triathlon bikes to help you cheat the wind

Best time trial bikes
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The best time trial bikes are the ultimate in speed, designed to slice through the wind with minimal disturbance.  

Whether it's a 5km prologue or a 100-mile endurance event, at its heart, time trialling is a race against the clock, so the most important consideration for the best time trial bikes is to be as fast as possible. This is predominantly achieved with a reduction in aerodynamic drag, but things such as rolling resistance and drivetrain efficiency play a part, too.

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Based on the Gold Coast of Australia, Colin has written tech content for cycling publication for a decade. With hundreds of buyer's guides, reviews and how-tos published in Bike Radar, Cyclingnews, Bike Perfect and Cycling Weekly, as well as in numerous publications dedicated to his other passion, skiing. 

Colin was a key contributor to Cyclingnews between 2019 and 2021, during which time he helped build the site's tech coverage from the ground up. Nowadays he works full-time as the news and content editor of Flow MTB magazine.