10 Awesome Road Bikes That Offer a Solid ROI

Marc Lindsay
by Marc Lindsay
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10 Awesome Road Bikes That Offer a Solid ROI

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Improvements in bicycle technology don’t just benefit the high-end consumer in search of a $10K steed. In fact, as technology improves, the mid to low end of the spectrum is where the most benefits show up. In today’s market, you can get a great bike for a fraction of the cost that the same one might have cost you a decade ago.

Dollar for dollar, these 10 bikes — that are the direct benefit of trickle-down technology —  won’t hold you back out on the road, no matter what your goals for the upcoming cycling season happen to be.
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BIANCHI INTENSO DAMA ULTEGRA (WOMEN’S)
$2,499

The Bianchi Intenso Dama doesn’t have the bells and whistles as some of the other bikes here, but as a women’s-only model, it’s a solid value. Built with endurance cycling in mind, the frame has a wider wheel base and uses a relaxed head tube angle to improve comfort and stability over rougher roads. It also allows for a 28 mm tire clearance and comes complete with the always-solid Ultegra group set.

Buy if: You want an endurance bike with geometry that’s women-specific.

About the Author

Marc Lindsay
Marc Lindsay

Marc is a freelance writer based in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a master’s degree in writing from Portland State University and is a certified physical therapy assistant. An avid cyclist and runner of over 20 years, Marc contributes to LAVA, Competitor and Phoenix Outdoor magazines. He is the former cycling editor for Active.com.

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