With increasing speed aerodynamics plays an increasingly important role but that does not mean that an aero bike will be the right bike for your next ironman or triathlon. These bikes have specific riding characteristics and are easily inappropriately sold to unsuspected cyclist seeking "free speed".
There is no doubt that a well designed aero frame will have less drag and at high speed and on relatively flat courses they are in their element. The majority of TT races will take this into account. They are designed for a specific purpose and have a specific sweat spot.
Aero bikes have specific characteristic in terms of rigidity, stability, agility and weight. They are not all the same, they have individual strengths and weaknesses. If you are intending to ride endurance, or tackle arduous climbs and tortuous descents they may not be right for you.
the best bikes to compliment out local conditions
The clever reversible seat post allows a very forward riding position perfect for adopting an aero position. The truncated aerofoil is an excellent compromise allowing lower weight and better ride quality whilst maintaining good aerodynamics. An excellent bike for our local hilly conditions
Your fame only constitutes 10% of your aero drag, you will be 70-80%.
In our opinion it is a waste of time having an aero bike if you do not intend to adopt an aero position for most of the time that you are on that bike.
This is a race proven aero road bike, with a huge amount of fore-aft saddle adjustment it is possible to adopt a very efficient aero position. You can have the handling and power delivery of a road bike with the aerodynamics of an aero bike. The Spirit Tifosi team achieved 40 victories riding Aurigas in the 2017 season
Storck EAro 2
An uncompromising aero frame, with one of the nicest paint schemes ever to grace a Storck bike.
This is a road bike with aero features. In general we find that riders are fitted further forward on stock bikes and this lends itself to a more aero-riding position but this is not a fully fledged aero bike. Very good for the fast but hilly courses we have locally.
Wilier Cento 10 air
This is an Aero Road bike, You will need adopt a relatively aero position to get the full benefit from this frame.