Cannondale CAAD 12 105$1,699 1 of 10
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First to mass-market with an aluminum frame, Cannondale keeps refining designs with its latest aluminum road racing bike. The Cannondale CAAD 12 boasts a design that provides stiffness and also dissipates "road rattling" when riding on less-than-perfect pave. The CAAD 12 offers racing geometry and comes equipped with Mavic race tires and race wheels, as well as Shimano's 105 parts group.
Specialized Allez Sprint Comp$1,800 2 of 10
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The Specialized Allez Sprint Comp has been ripping races apart under the pro continental team Hagens-Berman Axeon. Complete with a carbon seatpost, a carbon fork to dampen road vibrations and outfitted with the race-worthy Shimano 105 component group, this bike is proving itself as a very capable racer.
Trek Émonda ALR 5$1,679 3 of 10
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The Trek Émonda ALR5 surprised us with its snappy and stable handling, behaving just like a lightweight carbon road bike. We really appreciated its stiffness and low weight when climbing out of the saddle, and the carbon fork offers comfort and compliance without muting road feel. Plus, the welds are as elegant and smooth as the ride quality.
The Émonda ALR 5 is also available in women's-specific geometry.
Liv Avail SL1 Disc$1,430 4 of 10
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The endurance geometry of the women's Liv Avail SL1 Disc makes this bike an excellent choice for comfortable, all-around riding. Internal cable routing and an option for adding integrated electronics, sensors are refinements not seen in many other bikes at this price point. Complete with a carbon fork and seatpost, Shimano 105 components, hydraulic disc brakes and tubeless tires, this bike is a great value.
Giant Contend SL1 Disc$1,430 5 of 10
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The Giant Contend SL1 Disc is the "mens" version of the Liv Avail SL1 Disc, and like its sister, the Giant Content SL1 Disc is equipped with a carbon fork and composite seatpost to dampen road noise, hydraulic disc brakes for stopping power, tubeless-ready tires and the race-worthy Shimano 105 component group. The oversize bottom bracket and asymmetrical chainstays will transfer your power directly to the bike with minimal frame flex so your effort propels you forward and is not lost in frame flex.
Fuji 1.3 Finest Disc$1,449 6 of 10
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The women's Fuji 1.3 Finest boats all the latest technologies—Shimano 105and Oval Concepts components, thru-axles, hydraulic disc brakes—in an affordable package. Fuji's carbon fork and endurance geometry means the Finest Disc is engineered to be a smooth-riding bike, ready for any road riding request you make of it.
BMC TeamMachine ALR One$1,599 7 of 10
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The just-updated BMC TeamMachine ALR01 takes cues from BMC's SLR01—like dropped seatstays and a D-shaped seat tube—and refines them for an aluminum road bike. Finished with a carbon fork and seatpost, a full Shimano 105 component group and Mavic rims, this bike is ready to race as soon you roll out of your local bike shop.
Canyon Endurace AL Disc$1,499 8 of 10
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Canyon may be new to North America, but its palmares boasts dozens of pro cycling wins. The Canyon Endurace AL Disc is designed to be an all-day bike and is as at home on the flats as it is climbing hills. This racer is equipped with a full Shimano 105 hydraulic disc brake component group and DT Swiss wheels.
Unlike most other new bikes, the Canyon Endurace AL Disc is not available in any local bike shop; order the bike online, and do your own final assembly at home with the included torque wrench.
Fuji 1.3 Roubaix Disc$1,699 9 of 10
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Available at nearly any Performance Bike shop in the United States, the Fuji 1.3 Roubaix Disc is a no-compromise aluminum race bike, boasting a frame weight of just 1090g. Matched with a carbon fork for a lightweight, road-smoothing ride and a mix of Shimano 105 and Oval Concepts components, this is an aluminum race bike boasting value and performance.