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,” 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.”

 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.