From sleek and sexy road machines to mountain-taming single-speeds, the big news about this year's best bikes is trickle-down technology that makes cutting-edge performance accessible for every rider and any budget
Bianchi 928 L'Una
Santa Cruz Nomad
Rocky Mountain Slayer 30
Cervélo P3 Carbon
Trek Equinox 9
Twenty-four-hour mountain-bike champion Monique Sawicki catches an entire sport by surprise
There's no substitute for the natural world, but engineers are catching up. Ten years ago, an indoor climbing wall turned heads; now developers are mimicking mountains, rivers, and oceans. As urban centers swell, so do the latest man-made achievements.