Best for Speed on a Budget: Specialized Allez Comp Apex Mid-Compact

With race-ready geometry inspired by Specialized's top-of-the-line S-Works Tarmac SL4 series, the Allez Comp is a Tour de France-caliber bike at a fraction of the cost. Thanks to its stiff alloy construction, you'll sprint, corner, and climb like a pro, while forgiving features like a carbon fork and a compact crankset ensure you'll be comfortable no matter how long the ride. [$1,450;]