Best Road Bikes (Midrange)

Expertise Provided By: “Bicycling” Magazine

Although $1,750 to $2,900 is a lot to pay for a bike, it’s considerably cheaper than the top-end machines the pros ride in the Tour de France. For the best mix of professional features at a more affordable price, here are five worthy road warriors.

Felt F5

Race bike features with a more comfortable ride due to a more flexible seal tube and post.     $2,299

Raleigh Carbon Revenio 1

Comfort for any recreational rider ranging over surfaces from smooth to rough.     $2,000

Blue Anxino EX

New model is the lowest price carbon bike in the Axino stable. Well-balanced with a number of top-end features.     $2,900

Giant Defy Composite 1

Quick and comfortable carbon frame bike with tubeless wheels that provide a smoother ride, better traction, and more protection against flats.  $2,400

Specialized Allez Comp 105 Compact

Reminiscent of the Allez Comp Tarmac SL3 that captured the 2010 Tour de France. Aluminum bikes outperforms many carbon-frame bikes in this price range.     $1,750

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