Best for Intermediate Racers

Specialized Allez Expert

The Allez Expert is the most affordable serious racer of 2014. Using identical geometry and the same oversize bottom bracket found on its top-end Tarmac model, Specialized keeps its costs down with an aluminum frame, while the ride is softened by a carbon fork and thin seat stays. A new frame design allows for a stiffer, more responsive front end, making it the ideal machine for your local race scene. [$2,400;]