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Cervelo C3 Disc$5,700 1 of 11
Known for producing some of the best aerodynamic frames on the market, Cervelo's new C series is aimed at endurance cyclists seeking a more comfortable ride over long distances and rougher surfaces.
While the C5 version will set you back more than $9,000, the C3 is a more affordable option that's still performance-ready. It's also a bit more comfortable and easier to control than the C5 due to longer chain stays and a lower bottom bracket—details you'll definitely notice when riding on dirt or gravel.
Trek Emonda SL 6 Pro$3,499 2 of 11
According to Trek, the 2017 Emonda lineup is the company's lightest to date. Much of that is due to the quality of the 500 OCLV carbon used for the frame, which is able to maintain strength despite the reduction in weight.
The Emonda SLR 10 Race Shop ($10,999) is the high-end option while the SL 4 is on the opposite end of the spectrum ($1,500). The SL 6 falls somewhere in the middle, and is as good of a dollar-for-dollar buy as there is on this list.
Orbea Orca M-Team$5,200 3 of 11
First spotted at this past year's Tour de France, the 2017 trimmed-down version of the Orca is lighter and has a more aggressive design and feel. This is due largely to a shorter wheelbase, shorter chainstays and a front end that suits a lower overall position.
Front-end stiffness has also been improved and comes in either disc- or rim-brake options. And if you'd like a different paint scheme, the MY-O project offers custom designs for any bike over the $3,300 price point.
BMC RoadMachine 1 Ultegra$5,299 4 of 11
Combining the best from all three of BMC's road bikes, the RoadMachine 1 has a little bit of everything, boasting the performance traits of a mid to high-end race bike with a slightly more comfortable geometry that can handle tires up to 32mm, plus a wide range of handlebars.
And while that might sound like the RoadMachine leans towards cyclocross racing, the opposite is probably true. In fact, pro riders tested the Dura Ace Di2 version of this bike earlier in the year at the Tour de Suisse, ensuring that it should be fast enough for the rest of us.
Specialized Venge ViAS Disc$11,500 5 of 11
When Specialized debuted the new Venge ViAS superbike a year ago, it wasn't the exact design the company intended. Now with disc brakes and SRAM eTap wireless groupset, the 2017 version is a bit closer to the complete speed system engineers originally had in mind.
Compared with the Tarmac over the 40km distance, the Venge ViAS boasts a near two-minute time savings advantage and improved front-end stiffness of 30 percent. The clean aerodynamic profile with virtually no wires or cables really is a thing of beauty and gives you an idea of exactly where bikes of the future are headed.
Pinarello GAN GR-S Disc$5,250 6 of 11
Italian bike maker Pinarello finally jumped head-first into the endurance road bike category with the inclusion of the GAN GR-S Disc for 2017. What makes this model quite different from others in its category is the inclusion of the Dogma Suspension System on the rear fork at the seat stay junction, which provides additional comfort for longer rides or when you happen to try your luck at cobbled roads or gravel rides.
The frame features a similar design to the Dogma KS-8, with a slightly more compliant T900 carbon fiber to keep costs low while retaining plenty of strength and stiffness.
Giant TCR Advanced 1 Disc$2,375 7 of 11
The budget-friendly TCR Advanced 1 Disc from Giant utilizes trickle-down technology from the company's higher-end models to create a bike suitable for beginning racers and everyday training. Wide tires, disc brakes and reliable Shimano Ultegra components also make it a good option for harsher weather conditions and the occasional off-road ride.
Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Disc$6,199 8 of 11
In prior years, Cannondale has reserved disc brakes for their endurance bike lineup. But in 2017, disc-equipped bikes are making their way into their race fleet, too. The most exciting is the new and improved SuperSix Evo, which has made Cannondale's flagship race bike even better. This model with Shimano Ultegra Di2 components weighs well below the UCI limit of 6.8kg, and if you opt for the Dura Ace upgrade instead, bike weight will plummet even further to a reported 5.9kg.
Whether you're sprinting, climbing or cruising on a 100-mile century ride, this is a bike that is built to do it all.
Scott Speedster 20 Gravel$1,099 9 of 11
As adventure road bikes suitable for road or gravel become more popular, bike manufacturers are adding more and more options to their lineups. The Speedster 20 from Scott is their new entry-level gravel model and offers plenty of bang-for-your-buck value. Key features include a 6061 aluminum frame, disc brakes, a 20-speed Shimano Tiagra drivetrain and Syncros Race 22 wheels.
Felt FR1 Disc$9,499 10 of 11
For 2017, Felt's top of the line F series is being replaced by the FR, which features all-new tube shapes and geometry that's faster and far more comfortable. While still a high-end race bike suitable for use in the pro peloton, Felt has gone to great lengths to make sure the FR is a bike you'll want to pull out on every ride, not just on race day.
Claimed weight for the frame is a feathery 685 grams, and the disc-brake version also features SRAM's wireless eTap drivetrain with Zipp 303 wheels.