Just a few days before the 2013 GoPro Ironman World Championship, Specialized debuted their newest women’s triathlon bike option. After more than a year-and-a-half of research and development, the 2014 Alias promises to deliver both a high-performance road bike and triathlon bike. With so many females entering the sport of triathlon, the need for a bike that double as both a road bike for everyday training and a triathlon bike for racing and race-specific training seems like a no-brainer.
“Women’s triathlon and cycling have become powerful and permanent forces in women’s fitness,â€ said Erin Sprague, women’s product manager. “The Specialized Alias is the first bike of its kind, designed for women participating in mid-distance triathlon. This is the bike to help women become their best and most empowered selves.â€
The Alias’ unique frame geometry allows the rider to switch between a road riding position and more aerodynamic triathlon racing position easily. An extra setback seatpost allows for the more traditional road position, but when the rider is looking to race in a triathlon or get in some tri-specific training, they simply need to swap the zero offset seatpost and attach aero bars for a more aerodynamic position. There is also an option to add on a Remora storage box for added on-bike fuel convenience.