Biking

Van Dessel Hella Faster Ultegra SL

Consider the Hellafaster if you're thinking of entering your first criterium. This stiff aluminum frame is built for pure speed. It's not ideal if you put in big mileage on bad roads—"On chip...

The Best Road Bikes of 2009

You need a new bike. And whether you're just getting into the sport, replacing an old ride, or adding to your collection, we've got the right road bike for you. How can we be so sure? Our team...

GT GTR Carbon Sport

Rough mountain roads? Achy back? If you experience either on a regular basis, consider the GTR. This full-carbon frame muted high-frequency vibrations and bigger hits, and took the sting out of...

BH Connect

We don't intentionally crash-test bikes, but we'd be lying if we said we weren't surprised that this stiff, full-carbon racer survived a high-speed wreck completely unscathed, save for some...

Specialized S Works Roubaix SL2

When Specialized launched the original Roubaix, in 2004, it legitimized "comfort performance" as a viable category. With the all-new Roubaix SL2, the company stays ahead of the growing pack. ...

Pinarello FP3 105

If you're more likely to ride the occasional century than hammer hill repeats by yourself in the rain, the full-carbon Pinarello FP3 is for you. A gentler version of the much lauded (and...

Cervélo S3

Cervélo has been producing arguably the most coveted race frames in the world for a few years now, so we weren't surprised that the carbon S3, the Canadian company's new flagship model, was a...

Giant TCR

If you are truly looking to start racing, and think it might stick, this bike can grow with you. As with the BMC, an aluminum bottom half stiffens the frame for better handling and...

Ridley Noah

The Noah might not look like a traditional aero bike. But where the Cervélo and Felt rely on radically shaped tubes to cheat the wind, the carbon Noah goes in a different direction. Vents in...

Look 566 Rival

The radically shaped chainstays. A top tube so flat it's nearly invisible from the side. You can tell simply by looking that the 566 is designed with one thing in mind: vertical compliance...

Felt F95 Team Issue

With its stiff aluminum frame and eight-speed rear cassette—as opposed to the broader gearing options of the ten-speed standard—the F95 is best suited to buttery smooth pavement and relatively...

Felt AR4

The AR4 delivers the same race-proven geometry and aerodynamics that the Felt-sponsored riders of Garmin-Chipotle used in last year's Tour de France. It's not identical, of course—the frame is...

BMC Racemaster SLX01

Why are some of BMC's sponsored pros choosing the Racemaster over the company's full-carbon, top-of-the-line Pro Machine? Because the Racemaster's stiff, atavistic aluminum bottom half delivers...

Wilier Triestina Cento1

The Cento Uno shouldn't have snuck up on us like it did; it's the same carbon bike the first- and second-place finishers at last year's World Championships rode. Still, "I didn't expect that"...

Orbea Fleche

A race-worthy bike for less than a grand? Believe it. The Fleche pounces under the lightest pedal pressure and is nimble enough to move through a peloton. Like all aluminum bikes, it can be...

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