Giant Defy 5— $700 from Entry-Level Road Bikes
Entry-Level Road Bikes
Giant Defy 5— $700
While the more expensive Defy 3 has higher ratings, the Defy 5 is a great bike for the price. The frame technologies include the Giant OverDrive steerer tube and PowerCore oversized bottom bracket. Along with the aluminum frame and fork, the frame technologies offer stiffness and steering for an efficient ride.
Jamis Ventura Sport— $725
The Jamis Ventura bikes take proven race geometry from some of their more specialized models and soften it into a more comfortable, appropriate road bike for the entry-level rider. It has an aluminum frame and fork and comes in two stylish color combinations.
Specialized Langster— $700
If you are in the market for a speedy bike at a reasonable price, the Specialized Langster is your answer. It has an oversized aluminum handlebar along with the A1 premium aluminum compact frame. The Specialized FACT carbon fork is light and stiff for precise steering, and will have you traveling at exciting speeds.
Specialized Allez— $770
The double-butted, smooth welded A1 premium aluminum frame features Specialized’s race proven geometry with quality and durability. It is the perfect place to start with road biking, as the Allez offers great acceleration and handling.
Trek 1.1— $769.99
Trek’s 1 series offers affordable, aluminum road bikes that feature some similar qualities to their pricier, top-end bikes. It has an Alpha Aluminum frame with a carbon fork. The H2 fit has a slightly high head tube that keeps the rider in a position that puts less strain on their back and neck.
Trek Lexa— $739.99
Felt Z100— $799
This high performance road bike packs a lot of bang for the buck.The Z100 is custom built with endurance in mind, featuring Felt’s butted 6061 aluminum frame with carbon fiber Endurance Road UHC fork. Performance and comfort come together in this sleek model.