Cyclist and bike riding lovers around the world are looking for the perfect road bike for that special event, race, or experience. Here is a list of the top 5 road bikes currently on the market. Check out these bikes and read about their ability to perform as well as other information.
Number 1: Trek Madone 6 Series Project 1 Di 2
If you want great quality and are willing to spend some money, I’d suggest the Trek Madone 6 Series Project 1 Di 2. Known as the bike used by Lance Armstrong in the Tour de France, this Trek bike was rebuilt with a lighter weight. This bike is excellent when it comes to pedal responsiveness. With the Trek Madone 6 Series Project 1Di 2, one will experience easy handling and a silky smooth performance. This bike also has futuristic shifters that give your ride precision. The only thing bad about this bike is that it cost about $10,000, but its performance is worth the money.
Number 2: S -Works Tarmac SL3 Super Light
Like the Trek, the specialized S-Works Tarmac SL3 Super Light is also an expensive road bike costing about $7,500, but it also ranks high in performance. The SL3 looks like the SL2, but it has an entirely new created frame that allows the torso of the bike to be stiffer than the SL2, which makes bike handling easier. This bike only weighs 13.8 pounds. This bike is excellent to use on climbs and for sprints. Like the Trek, this bike can also be bought with electric shifters. Overall, this bike has excellent quality.
Number 3: Bianchi Infinito Ultegra
Unlike the Trek and SL3, the Bianchi Infinito Ultegra is not so expensive, costing around $3,000. This bike has great value and is made with a carbon frame which helps absorb vibration and allows easier handling. The bike allows a comfortable ride as well as an experience with excellent performance. The Bianchi Infinito Ultegra is a great, racy road bike. The only thing this bike is missing is electric shifters, but it is still controllable and has good handling performance.
Number 4: TCR Advanced SL Rabobank
Number 4 on the top 5 is the TCR Advanced SL Rabobank. This bike is around $8,000 and is a race winning bike. Like the SL3, this bike is light weight, which makes it excellent for racing. It has great pedal stiffness and an integrated seat post. Another feature that can be found on this bike is its’ composite overdrive steerer. Overall, the TCR Advanced SL Rabobank is hard not to like.
Number 5: Scott CR 1 Comp.
Lastly, but excellent in performance is the Scott CR 1 Comp. This bike is fast and affordable, costing only about $1,500. Besides being fast, like the SL3, this bike is powerful when it comes to climbing. One can use this bike for both short and long-distance riding with equal performance. Unlike all the other bikes, this bike usually comes with a 5 year warranty. Overall, the Scott CR1 Comp. is an excellent road bike with great value.
Go ahead, start shopping, and race to the finish line with one of these excellent road bikes. They are all outstanding in quality and performance. These bikes are currently on the market and may be found at a cheaper price if one takes the time to shop around. Have a great experience, and enjoy the ride!
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