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2018

Road Bike Buyer's Guide

2018 Road Bike Buyer's Guide

Get to know this year's most outstanding road bikes.

2018 Road Bike Buyer's Guide

Get to know this year's most outstanding road bikes.

Welcome to the Guide

This year's Road Bike Buyer’s Guide highlights four standout bikes from each of the four categories that rule the roads. We'll go deeper with a video release every month featuring one of the class leaders. Read on to get familiar with the year's best road bikes.

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Race Disc

Race Disc: The Future

Although some controversy has stemmed from the adoption of disc brakes, these machines prove that added control and the ability to brake later into corners only enhances the experience of road racing. Blessed with sharp handling and inspiring responsiveness at the pedals, these machines will be especially appealing to those with a taste for flat-out descending and believers in the fruits of relentless progress.

Race Disc: The Future

Although some controversy has stemmed from the adoption of disc brakes, these machines prove that added control and the ability to brake later into corners only enhances the experience of road racing. Blessed with sharp handling and inspiring responsiveness at the pedals, these machines will be especially appealing to those with a taste for flat-out descending and believers in the fruits of relentless progress.

All Road

All Road: The Explorer

Although the term "gravel" has found acceptance in the general parlance, we prefer the term "all road" to describe the versatile steeds that have found such immense popularity over the past few years. Built to explore rugged dirt roads while remaining fast and efficient on the tarmac, these finely-honed machines deliver comfort, stability, and control, along with a competitive advantage in the mixed-surface racing arena.

All Road: The Explorer

Although the term "gravel" has found acceptance in the general parlance, we prefer the term "all road" to describe the versatile steeds that have found such immense popularity over the past few years. Built to explore rugged dirt roads while remaining fast and efficient on the tarmac, these finely-honed machines deliver comfort, stability, and control, along with a competitive advantage in the mixed-surface racing arena.

Endurance

Endurance: The Alternative

Sometimes considered Gran Fondo specialists by members of the "stretched and slammed" school of thought, these bikes blend the efficiency and speed of the best road racers with geometry that's slightly more upright for enhanced comfort. The upshot is that, especially for less flexible individuals, they deliver race worthy speed while preserving the rider's energy, making them decidedly advantageous for longer rides and stage racing.

Endurance: The Alternative

Sometimes considered Gran Fondo specialists by members of the "stretched and slammed" school of thought, these bikes blend the efficiency and speed of the best road racers with geometry that's slightly more upright for enhanced comfort. The upshot is that, especially for less flexible individuals, they deliver race worthy speed while preserving the rider's energy, making them decidedly advantageous for longer rides and stage racing.

Race Rim

Race Rim: The Classic

The result of a century of refinement, these machines are more than just the workhorses of the World Tour Calendar, they're also rolling monuments to the aesthetic beauty of cycling. For purists, there is no other option. And for those seeking the unadulterated road bike experience, these aggressive, quick handling steeds will dance gracefully across the tarmac, inspiring the rider to deliver their very best during every outing.

Race Rim: The Classic

The result of a century of refinement, these machines are more than just the workhorses of the World Tour Calendar, they're also rolling monuments to the aesthetic beauty of cycling. For purists, there is no other option. And for those seeking the unadulterated road bike experience, these aggressive, quick-handling steeds will dance gracefully across the road, inspiring the rider to deliver their very best during every outing.

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