4. BEST BEGINNER BIKE
If you’re new at cycling and don’t want to drop lots of dough on a bike, check out the Specialized Sirrus Elite Disc. With its aluminum alloy frame and disc fork, you get lightweight road-bike speed with the security of flat handlebars you used as a kid. The 9-speed FSA shifter goes gear-to-gear without a hitch, and rack/fender mounts let you customize for a commute once you get hooked on cycling. And there’s no sacrifice on the technology you need for a smooth, fast ride—all for less than a grand.
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