Moots Psychlo X RSL

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Best For: Winning at all costs

The Psychlo X RSL was released in 2011, and it's still one of the best. The titanium chain and seatstays are tapered for tire clearance, and a flattened top tube makes for comfortable shouldering. Ours came with quick, mid-depth Reynolds ­Assault wheels and an Enve carbon fork, one of the stiffest-steering models we've tried. And we like the distinct click of SRAM Red shifting when fingers get cold and start to go numb. Moots's Cinch seatpost is aptly named: adjustments are intuitive, and you can tighten everything down with one bolt. 16.5 lbs

Brand: Moots $9,200 ($4,285 for frame)

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