Photo: Anna Knott
Serious cyclists want serious bikes—ideally those built just for their weight and riding style and equipped with the latest and greatest technology. Get a Grip Cycles (see the “Best Bike Shops” sidebar) sold this made-to-order roadster last year.
Parlee Z-0 customized frame set with carbon fiber tubes is featherweight (2.2 pounds) yet strong.
Shimano Dura Ace Di2 7970 electronic shifting system with ceramic bearing upgrades and a bottom bracket allows instantaneous gear changes.
SRM Wireless PowerMeter DuraAce 7900 Compatible high-tech crank has a computer that measures power output.
Enve Smart 3.4 wheel set with carbon clincher rims maximizes stability and performance. DT Swiss 180 ceramic bearing hubs reduce friction.