I have to admit that I had really underestimated the Triad SL. Blue's newest flagship, unveiled late in 2010, was a significant departure from their previous top-end bike. And at first blush, the revisions looked like they were following trends rather than setting them. But a closer look reveals that the bike actually represents a great set of choices regarding how to keep the bike both very clean and very easy to use. The more I got to know the bike, the happier I was with its overall feature set. It's an easy bike to build, easy to break down for travel, and has to be taken as a whole to be appreciated.
Below is a video of my impressions of the bike overall, and the pages beyond that will look at more specific parts of the bike and my conclusions. Enjoy!