Some cyclists want speed, others want comfort, but most of us want both. We rounded up six bikes that will perform just as well in a high-intensity road race as they will on a leisurely weekend ride. Lightweight, aerodynamic, and under $2,500, these machines are some of the best deals 2014 has to offer.
Best for Endurance Riders
BMC Granfondo GF02
Some bikes are built for speed; some, for comfort. This bike was designed for both. Upright enough to ensure your back won't give out no matter how many miles you put in, the reinforced aluminum frame also boasts hair-trigger responsiveness and aggressive cornering and acceleration. BMC's pro team rides Granfondos on cobblestone classics like the Tour of Flanders, but it's as versatile on twisting pavement as it is on rough roads. [$2,099; bmc-racing.com]