Pedal Force TT2 Time Trial Bike First Impression - By Steve Cooper
- Full carbon monocoque frameset
- Triathlon/Time Trial specific geometry for 700C wheels
- 515, 525, 545 mm (c-t)
- Aerodynamic chain stay profiles for fatter disc wheels
- Ultra-slim/low head tube
- Head tube for 1-1/8” Campagnolo compatible integrated headset
- Aerodynamic tear-drop profiled seat tube and seat post
- Horizontal adjustable rear dropouts (to minimize rear tire to seat tube clearance)
- Replaceable rear hanger
- Internal cable routing (no outer cable housing needed)
- English threaded 68mm bottom bracket
- Carbon monocoque fork and steerer 1-1/8″.
- Frame/Fork/Seat post MSRP: $900.00
- Invoiced total for bike as reviewed: $2189
13. That’s how many coworkers came over to check out the fully built TT2 parked outside my office. Whether they were a cyclist or just interested in the knife edged profile, their first impressions were universal. Hyperboles, peppered with wows, oohs and aahhs. My coworkers are used to seeing test bikes, but the TT2 stood out even to those that know nothing about bikes. But when it comes to the cyclists who get what a TT or Tri bike is for, the reactions were grounded, yet dramatic approvals.
Then I’d drop the bomb and tell them how little it cost.
Lest I risk slipping into metaphors, let me cover a few working details. The TT2 is an aerodynamically sculpted, steep seated time trial/triathlon carbon weave frame with an equally slippery fork, teardrop seat tube and seat post. The 54.5 cm frame as furnished by Pedal Force weighed in at 1420 grams, the fork with full length carbon steerer weighed in at 460 grams and seat post at 260 grams. Out test frame’s geometry is time trial steep and the wheelbase short, with a 75.5 degree seat tube, a 73.0 degree head tube, spanning a crisp 980 millimeters axle to axle. Top tube lengths match seat tube heights across the size range.