Bike Reviews: Page 6

Specialized Amira Expert UDi2

Specialized’s Amira has long been the gold standard for women’s race bikes and is once again the choice ride for the dominant Boels-Dolmans WorldTour team. The featherweight Amira frame is ideal for big mountain climbs while a stiff platform provides plenty of kick for the most explosive sprints. Specialized builds it with women’s-specific race geometry, […]

Specialized Ruby Pro Ultegra Di2

The Ruby’s Future Shock head tube suspension system takes the sting out of bumpy roads with 20 millimeters of vertical travel up front. It does this without feeling squishy when you hit smooth pavement—as long as you’re sitting down. When rolling over big cracks in the pavement or hitting bumpy dirt paths, the Ruby absorbs […]

Trek Madone 9.2

The crossroads between high performance speed and comfort lies right here, due in large part to the Trek Madone’s IsoSpeed decoupler

Felt VR3W

Felt’s “Variable Road” platform blurs the line between the endurance and gravel categories. It feels equally at home on pavement and dirt thanks to its endurance road geometry and a host of adventure details like big tire clearance and Rotor’s new 46/30-tooth adventure crankset. It’s the ideal bike for seeking out new roads, exploring unmaintained […]

Trek Émonda SL 6 Women’s

The aggressive and versatile Émonda SL 6 combines the stiffness you’d expect from a top-of-the-line race bike, with big tire clearance and moderate race geometry, at an affordable price. It’s the all-around bike we’ve been asking for, ideal for racers who want to ride hard some days and explore dirt roads others. Trek’s H2 geometry […]

Scott Foil Premium

Scott's Foil bridges the gap between the aero and all-around categories with great geometry and a high-end build.

Masi Vivo Quattro

This might be the quintessential New England bike: It soaks up impacts from cracked, neglected roads common in the great Northeast, and rips on rolling terrain. It’s also a slow-steering machine, with a tall 185-millimeter head tube, 72.5-degree head tube angle, and long 425-millimeter chain stays. So forget about this one for the racecourse. The […]

Fuji Jari

Jari is the Swahili word for super-duper-long. Okay, that’s probably not true, but that doesn’t change the fact that the Jari’s geometry errs on the side of long and stable. While Fuji markets it as a versatile bike that will do anything you want it to, we disagree: The Jari is purpose-driven and you’ll be […]

Open U.P.

The ability to transform this bike into just about anything you want it to be is a boon for the go-anywhere types.