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Budnitz No. 1 Titanium

It'll turn heads, but you'll secretly love the function behind the form of the No. 1. That split titanium top tube acts as a subtle damper, smoothing cracked asphalt. Meanwhile, the curved seat tube shortens the entire wheelbase, allowing greater nimbleness. And if that titanium sticker shock stings, check out the No. 1 Scorcher in steel, starting at $2,890. [$4,795; budnitzbicycles.com]