1. BEST CUSTOMIZED BIKE
Wait, before you look at the price tag, know this: Alchemy Bicycles are handmade for each and every rider, right in Denver, CO. No imported parts, no gimmicks. If you’re willing to shell out some cash, you can score a two-wheeler fine tuned just for you. The Aithon (nicknamed for fire-breathing horses in Greek mythology) will keep up with the rider who takes it on—or off—the pavement. Its 100% ultra-light carbon fiber frame makes for easy commuting, and is extra forgiving over gravel and graded surfaces. Stock disc brakes put to the test in the Rocky Mountains ensure you’ll stay in the saddle on a wet or muddy road.
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