Bike Review from TRIATHLETE magazine

Not Another $15,000 Tri Bike

The SP is assembled in our Portland, OR warehouse with Shimano and Vision Components to deliver an Aerodynamic, Adjustable Tri Bike to help you achieve your goals.

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Regular price $2,999.00 Sale price$2,799.00
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100% Adjustable, Aero and Affordable. The SP has it all. We worked closely with Kevin Quann designs to develop the SP to fit YOU. From the SAGS Stem to the SASP seat post, you can find any position imaginable.

A2 Bikes offers Three Shipping Options:

(1) Free Warehouse Pickup (Only Available in Portland OR); or

(2) Boxed Shipping: $199 (required for some locations; or

(3) Kitzuma White Glove, Pre-Assembled Delivery: $299 (only available in select locations, please message us to see if it is available to your city)

Don't believe we are the value leader in Tri? The Canyon SpeedMax CF 7 Disc starts out at $3,799; And the QR PRFOUR Disc starts at $3,249. Take it from Triathlete Magazine: "When it comes to entry-level tri bikes... there literally isn't anything new in that price range."

Tri Bike Head-to-Head Comparison

Have you wondered how the SP stacks up against other Tri Bikes in the industry? Wonder no more and read on!

Why? We know what it’s like as a beginner triathlete or even a cost-sensitive triathlete (we call ourselves “unreasonable” triathletes). We want the best bike that our money can buy, and aren't willing or aren't able to buy a $15,000 bike!

That’s understandable - and that’s exactly why A-Squared Bikes was founded. Our mission is to design the best triathlon bikes for the best price. Our bikes are designed to get you aerodynamic and deliver you from T1 to T2 in the fastest time possible. Our focus is on value, and on breaking down the price barriers preventing people from joining our sport.

Tri Bike Comparison

The SP1.1 is a great entry level Triathlon bike and tempered with out and out performance and aero gains. It may be considered an entry-level Triathlon Bike because of the mixed-shimano 105 groupset. Our base level setup starts with Shimano 105, with upgrade options like Shimano Ultegra. We use Vision TriMax alloy base bars with an upgrade option to Vision's Si013 Carbon Aero Bars. All of the Tri Bikes discussed here come equipped with disc brakes, as most modern Triathlon bikes do.

All modern triathlon bikes require the utmost in storage capacity on frame, the SP, and PRFOUR both have rear tool storage capabilities while the Speedmax has  rubber tool storage by the water bottles on the frame.

Ultimately, the biggest differences between these bikes come down to price. The Canyon Speedmax CF7 Disc comes in at a base price of $3,799. The QR PRFOUR Disc base price is $3,429. While the SP1.1's base price is only $2,800, almost a full $1,000 less than the Speedmax. These savings add up even more with our high end builds. See the full spec comparison below.

Frame Quintana Roo PRFOUR Canyon Speedmax CF 7.0 A-Squared SP1.1
Brakes TRP Spyre (DISC) SRAM Paceline HRD TRP Spyre
Crank Shimano 105 Shimano 105 FSA Omega EXO
Derailleurs Shimano 105 Shimano 105 Shimano 105
Cassette Shimano 105 Shimano 105 Shimano 105
Aero Bars Profile Design Wing 10A with 35A Extensions Profile Design Subsonic Race Vision TriMax
Wheel Shimano RS170 Reynolds AR58 Vision Team 30
Saddle ISM PR 2.0 Fizik Mistica Velo
PRICE $3,249 $3,799 $2,800

 

So what’s the big distinguishing factor between these 3 entry-level triathlon bikes?

Best Tri Bike Price

By far, the biggest difference in these three tri bikes is the price. Both the Canyon Speedmax CF 7.0 Disc and the Quintana Roo PRFOUR as spec'd cost more then $3,200 . The A-Squared Speed Phreak starts at $2,800.

Triathlon is already an expensive sport. Our race entries cost hundreds of dollars with the added expense of traveling. Our gear can rack up thousands - a bike, shoes, helmet, wetsuit, race kit, etc. Along with the required training, triathlon can be a tough sport to get started in. We understand that, and work with athletes to discover what bike is best for their lifestyle, budget, and desires.

At A2, we want to help athletes enter and grow within the sport of Triathlon, we do this by introducing an entry level bike that has true value - the highest quality at an affordable price.

But our relationship with our athletes (we like to call them the A-Team) doesn’t stop with the bike sale. We pride ourselves on our industry leading Customer Support, and we’ve included upgrade options so that we can grow alongside you in your triathlon journey, from your first race to your first podium to your World Championship qualification!

So which bike will you choose? The PRFOUR Disc, Speedmax CF 7.0 Disc, or the always fast, always affordable SP?

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Are you looking for a bike that is adjustable, aero, and still has great value?

Look no further than the SP from A-Squared Bikes. We've designed the SP to:

• Maximize storage options to keep your nutrition on point for everything from training rides to IRONMAN;

• Unique adjustable components to maximize your perfect position with the debut of our A2 SAGS stem;

• And added the disc brakes to keep you safe and able to stop when you need to.


Specifically, the SP has the adjustability of bikes that cost $10,000 more than it by allowing you to modify your position forward and back up to 140mm, and to raise your cockpit with the advantage of stem spacers and a positive rise right "out of the box."

So whether you're looking to get more aero on your long rides and race rig or just want a bike that's comfortable and adjustable, the SP is the perfect choice for you.

SP Sizing

SP Geometry Chart

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SP Component Guide

 
  SP1.1 SP1.2 SP1.2HRD SP1.3 SP1.4
Frame T700 Carbon Fiber T700 Carbon Fiber T700 Carbon Fiber T700 Carbon Fiber T700 Carbon Fiber
Fork A2I-Fork A2I-Fork A2I-Fork A2I-Fork A2I-Fork
Seatpost A2SP-Richey A2SP-Richey A2SP-Richey A2SP-Richey A2SP-Richey
Stem A2-SAGS A2-SAGS A2-SAGS A2-SAGS A2-SAGS
Base Wheelset (when you upgrade to carbon wheels, you will receive this wheelset as well) Vision Team 30 Aluminum, Tubeless Ready Thru Axel Vision Team 30 Aluminum, Tubeless Ready Thru Axel Vision Team 30 Aluminum, Tubeless Ready Thru Axel Vision Team 30 Aluminum, Tubeless Ready Thru Axel Vision Team 30 Aluminum, Tubeless Ready Thru Axel
Tires Vittoria RosaCorsa, 25mm Vittoria RosaCorsa, 25mm Vittoria RosaCorsa, 25mm Vittoria RosaCorsa, 25mm Vittoria RosaCorsa, 25mm
Shifter MicroShift, BS-A11 Bar End Shift Set MicroShift, BS-A11 Bar End Shift Set MicroShift, BS-A11 Bar End Shift Set Shimano Dura-Ace Electronic 1 button shift Shimano Dura-Ace Electronic 1 button shift
Front Derailleur Shimano 105 R-7000 Shimano Ultegra R-8000 Shimano Ultegra R-8000 Shimano Ultegra Di2 (11 or 12 speed) Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105 R-7000 Shimano Ultegra R-8000 Shimano Ultegra R-8000 Shimano Ultegra Di2 (11 or 12 speed) Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
Crank Vision Omega EXO Shimano Ultegra R-8000 Shimano Ultegra R-8000 Shimano Ultegra R-8000 Shimano Dura-Ace
BB PF30
PF30
PF30
PF30
PF-30
Brakes TRP - Spyre, Mechanical Disc
TRP - Spyre, Mechanical Disc
TRP HD-910 Hydraulic
TRP HD-910 Hydraulic TRP HD-910 Hydraulic
Brake Rotors Tektro Tektro
Shimano Shimano Shimano
Cassette

MicroShift11-28

Shimano Ultegra 11-28 Shimano Ultegra 11-28 Shimano Ultegra 11-28 Shimano Dura-Ace 11-28
Chain KMC KMC
KMC
Shimano Ultegra Shimano Ultegra
Saddle Velo Velo Velo Velo Velo
Handlebar Vision TriMax Aero, Alloy Vision TriMax Aero, Alloy Vision TriMax Aero, Alloy Vision Metron Si013 Aero, Carbon Vision Metron Si013 Aero, Carbon

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