BEST FOR: Winning hill climbs.
THE TEST: The Evo Black Inc. is 20 percent lighter than the UCI weight minimum. Put another way, that’s over three pounds less than any pro’s bike. Every tester who tried it was dumbfounded. “Unreal,” was a common refrain. As you’d imagine for the price, everything is top-shelf, including best-in-class Dura-Ace 9000 parts and Enve cockpit and tubular wheels, which most agreed were the nimblest in our test. While it was surprisingly steady for such a featherweight, a few bigger riders found it a bit jittery on descents. But all was forgiven on the climbs. “Feels like cheating,” said one tester. The UCI agrees.
THE VERDICT: Technical advantage never felt so good—or cost so much. 11.9 lbs