Kona Lisa RD – Women’s Road Bikes: Reviews
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We’ve heard of one-size-fits-all hats, but bikes? And yet everyone who rode the Lisa RD raved about the comfortable fit. Benefitting from Kona’s comprehensive push in the road-bike realm this year, the Lisa is built with the same responsive Dedacciai Force 7005 aluminum used on higher-level frames, paired with a road-damping Carbon Race fork. Decked with a lasting Shimano 105 drivetrain and durable Mavic Aksium wheels, this is the perfect choice for long rides like centuries, where comfort and reliability are imperative. 19.7 lbs, 51 cm; www.konaworld.com
Bonus: It has the most natural-feeling position of the bikes we tested.
Bummer: Lighter would be nicer.