Giant Defy 5— $700 from Entry-Level Road Bikes

Entry-Level Road Bikes

Giant Defy 5— $700

Giant Bicycle Inc.

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.
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Jamis Ventura Sport— $725

Jamis Bicycles

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.
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Specialized Langster— $700

Specialized Bicycle Components

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.
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Specialized Allez— $770

Specialized Bicycle Components

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.
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Trek 1.1— $769.99

Trek Bicycle Corporation

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.
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Trek Lexa— $739.99

Trek Bicycle Corporation

This woman’s bike is a light and quick model with a Alpha Aluminum frame and aluminum fork.  It has a female-specific frame that improves comfort and increases control. Customer reviews have given it 4.6 stars out of 5, as a terrific, comfortable first road bike.
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Felt Z100— $799

Felt Racing LLC

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.
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