Wilier Triestina Imperiale Ultegra

Race: Sprinter's Dream; $3,899.

Wilier Triestina Imperiale Ultegra     Photo: Photograph by Inga Hendrickson

Editors' Pick
It's tough to merge fun shapes with true performance, but Wilier has done it here—and at a price that won't break the bank. While the aerodynamic Imperiale was rated most comfortable in our test, it also earned top scores for pedaling, climbing, sprinting, and components—if you exclude the two pro bikes on the previous pages. "Perfectly balanced between neutral and aggressive handling," wrote one tester. The carbon frame's oversize bottom bracket provides superb pedaling stiffness, and Shimano's second-tier Ultegra components are responsive and ergonomic enough for pro-level racing. 17.1 lbs (56 cm); wilier-usa.com
PEDALING RESPONSIVENESS: 4.3 HANDLING: 4.3

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