I know the scenario: I have over 10 years in the cycling industry, but I still find walking into a bike shop is a bit like walking into an electronics store and having all of the televisions stare at you. Bikes stare the same way, each calling your name, and it’s hard tuning any of them out. With different practical purposes, design technologies, and price points, the market is vast, varied, and sometimes intimidating.
I’ve found that the bike you’ll love to ride will fit you both fiscally and physically, and to find the best road bike to fit your budget, you have to whittle down your options. The best bike isn’t universal — it’s personal.
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