The Alias: one bike with dual personalities. Training for a triathlon? Leading up to the event, it’ll be your hardworking training partner, comfortable on the climbs and while putting in mile-after-mile on the road. Come the tri itself, that’s when you’ll see the race side of Alias. With Women’s Alias Geometry designed specifically to allow you to swap between the road position and triathlon position with ease, the Alias is the perfect bike for those looking to train hard, push limits, and nail PRs.
WHAT Geometry that accommodates both road and aerodynamic tri positions.
WHY Many triathletes want a bike that’s versatile enough to put in road training miles with friends, but also use in aerodynamic tri position to compete in triathlons.
HOW The steeper seat tube angle, combined with the zero offset seatpost and clip-on aero bars, puts the rider in a more forward tri position; extra setback seatpost returns rider to a more traditional road position in the hoods and drops.
REMORA STORAGE CAPABILITY
WHAT A bolt-on storage box that mounts easily to toptube.
WHY For convenient access to nutrition during training and racing, and to increase aero properties of the bike over not having it there.
HOW The slotted opening provides a safe/secure enclosure that stops nutrition falling out mid-ride, and allows easy access without cumbersome zippers or Velcro closures.
The placement on the toptube in a ‘dirty air’ zone behind the stem decreases overall drag.
CAMBERED AIRFOIL SEATSTAYS
WHAT Cambered, FACT carbon seatstays that taper to round cross section prior to seat tube.
WHY To optimize crosswind aerodynamics of the seatstays without sacrificing stiffness, headwind performance, or ride quality.
HOW Since cyclists most often face crosswinds (approx. 15% yaw on average) the leading edge of the seatstay is slightly cambered. This allows the wind to hit directly on the leading edge of the upwind stay, minimizing air disturbance and wrapping airflow around the stay and smoothly out the back. The round cross section at the top of the seatstay allows more vertical flex for a more compliant ride.
RACE-READY, OUT OF THE BOX (TRI MODELS)
WHAT Comes with clip-on aerobars, zero offset seatpost, and a rib cage.
WHY To provide a bike that is versatile for training for, then racing triathlons
HOW Many triathletes are faced with the challenge of having a bike that suits the training miles they have to put in, but also need a bike that is ‘raceable’ in aero-tri position. Having a bike that can easily swap between two positions eliminates the need for two bikes.