BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc Team$11,500 1 of 11
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The Hype: BMC road bikes were at the front of the pro cycling peloton in 2017, thanks to Greg Van Avermaet and Tejay van Garderen, so it was hard to not notice them. Previous iterations of the BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc were exceptionally light and responsive, and we expect the all-new edition to offer refinements and improvements to this top-level race bike.
Highlights: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 group, DT Swiss PRC 1100 wheelset, BMC cockpit with integrated computer and camera mount
Cannondale CAAD12 105$1,680 2 of 11
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The Hype: Ringing in well under the $2,000 mark, the Cannondale CAAD12 has the "raceability" of a carbon bike at a fraction of the price. The Shimano 105 drivetrain and brakes are reliable, inheriting some of the trickle-down cycling technology from the Dura-Ace and Ultegra component groups. Plus, of all the bikes we've seen recently, the Cannondale CAAD12 offers the greatest range of sizes: 44cm-63cm.
Highlights: Shimano 105 group, Cannondale Si crankset, Mavic Aksium WTS wheelset
Canyon Aeroad CF SLX Disc 8.0 Di2$5,199 3 of 11
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The Hype: New to the U.S. market in late 2017, we can finally get our hands on these German engineered speed machines. Since Canyon sells directly to consumers, it's a good idea to get a bike fit before you buy, so you know what size you need before ordering.
Highlights: Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic group, Reynolds Strike wheelset, Canyon H11 Aerocockpit CF
Cervélo S5 Red eTap$9,999 4 of 11
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The Hype: Designed for pure speed, the Cervélo S5 has been a fast blur under the Manx Missile, Mark Cavendish, at the Tour de France in recent years. The 2018 model updates the component group while shedding some weight in the process. An aero road bike that weighs as little a climbing bike? Yes, please.
Highlights: SRAM Red eTap wireless shifting group, Enve SES 3.4 wheelset, Cervélo aero handlebar
Felt FR2W Disc$5,499 5 of 11
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The Hype: How could we not notice the Felt FR2W Disc women's road bike? It's bright pink! And that's not the only thing about this ride that turns heads. The latest electronic shifting and hydraulic braking systems from Shimano make this a race-ready, speed-loving bike from the moment you roll it out of your local bike shop.
Highlights: TeXtreme carbon fiber frame/fork, Shimano Ultegra Di2 drivetrain and hydro brakes, DT Swiss FC1600 wheelset
Giant Propel Advanced SL0 Disc$11,300 6 of 11
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The Hype: Announcing a new bike in the offseason is unusual, and Giant certainly got our attention when they launched the Propel Advanced SL0 Disc. We're eager to see it rack up some wins in the 2018 pro cycling season, and by the time you're reading this, Giant dealers should have this all-new bike available so you can win with it, too.
Highlights: Shimano Dura-Ace group, Giant SLR aero handlebar and stem system, Giant SLR 0 Aero disc wheel system
Pinarello Dogma F10$13,000 7 of 11
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The Hype: The organic curves of the Dogma F10 look exceptional, even in the pro peloton. Plus, there's nothing ordinary about its performance, either--it seems to win the Tour de France nearly every year.
Highlights: concave downtube, Torayca T1100 1K Aerospace Carbon, Think2 System with E-Link
Specialized Women's S-Works Tarmac$9,500 8 of 11
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The Hype: When Specialized introduced the all-new women's Tarmac SL6--also available in a men's version--it certainly caught our eyes. The ride quality of the Tarmac also makes it an enthusiast favorite, as well as a dominant bike in the pro cycling peloton. In short, the new Tarmac definitely won't disappoint.
Highlights: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 group, Roval CLX50 wheelset, FACT carbon crank, CeramicSpeed bearings in hubs and bottom bracket
Trek Émonda ALR$2,299 9 of 11
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The Hype: Our first ride on an Émonda changed our minds about aluminum: A bike made of the lightweight metal can most certainly hold its own against a carbon bike. And, as Trek continues to refine the appearance of this model, it's become nearly indistinguishable from its carbon counterpart.
Highlights: Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic group, Bontrager Aeolus 5 Comp wheelset
Fuji SL3.3$1,699 10 of 11
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The Hype: A complete carbon bike with Shimano components that's available in seven sizes for less than $2,000 is enough to stop us in our tracks. The Fuji SL 3.3 is designed to be an ultralight climbing bike. No matter how you ride it, we're excited about a bike engineered for racing, as well as all day riding, that won't break the bank.
Highlights: Shimano 105 group, Oval brand components, internal cable routing, full carbon frame, fork and steerer tube