Top Ten Road Bike Brands

Which bikes deliver the best combination of performance, handling, speed, etc.

The Top Ten

1 Giant Giant Manufacturing Co. Ltd. is a Taiwanese bicycle manufacturer that is recognized as the world's largest bicycle manufacturer.

Just got into cycling. I did a little research before going to the bike shop, but once I road a giant the game was over. Great bike. For a beginner like myself it was affordable, light, and offers everything you need. It was comparable in price to cannondale and others but was superior. I expect to get many miles out of the bike. It is just awesome.

I own a Giant Defy advanced 2 (2012 version) with full ultegra and I cannot fault the bike.
Rides, accelerates and handles like bikes costing twice as much. It's a bike that you can easily
Ride all day, so comfortable and smooth just irons out the road in front of you.

Great bike great value! Own a defy advanced pro with impresive comfort & handling! True as it advertised.. No gimmick, just pure engineering! Never had this feeling before with my previous brand 'S' so called Endurance model... Thumbs up Giant!

Great road bikes Giant OCR (budget one on Shimano Sora components) and Giant TCR (carbon made + carbon Mavic Cosmc rims-added by me). Both stiff, both good quality, reasonably priced and simply good looking machines.
Will probably go into Giant Anthem 27,5 or Giant Trance 27,5 next year cause of their excellent Maestro susspension system.

2 Specialized Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc., more commonly known simply as Specialized, is a major American brand of bicycles and related products.

I own a 2013 Venge Comp, have put well over 5,000 miles on it - a perfect balance between power and comfort and those are two difficult things to balance in a race bike.

Even if I had a Giant bike when I look at this Specialized bikes I'm always amaze when it comes in style and specs of the bike, this my dream bike..

I have a Specialized Allez road bike and it has been absolutely wonderful. Bought brand new for just $800 including taxes. Smooth gear transitions, great for climbing

I have an s-works tarmac sly and I love it so much. it's so stiff and lightweight I could ride its forever. specialised in general are the most recognised company for bicycles.

3 Cannondale The Cannondale Bicycle Corporation, is an American division of Canadian conglomerate Dorel Industries that supplies bicycles.

I've owned four cannondales, from a CAAD 10 to a SuperSix and two Synapses. Their carbon frames are some of the best in the business and these days nobody does alloy better than cannondale. The steed getting most of my attention these days is a Synapse Carbon Disc Di2 with Reynolds Aero 46 wheels. 75 miles into a ride and you just become one with it. The bike becomes an extension of the person.

I went from a Specialized city to my 2014 Synapse 105 disk alloy and am convinced that it is the best and most comfortable bike I have ever had. By far the best fit and finish of any alloy. I am on the verge of turning 62 and have never enjoyed riding more then now on my Cannondale. Now my Harley just sits in the garage...

I love my 2011 Cannondale cad 10, I got the bike, joined a cycling team, and raced for a season and even completed my first century. Now I have just joined 15 and starting my second season, my coach says that this year I could be one of the best in the state. Thank you Cannondale!

I own a CAAD8 and have since early 2011 its an awesome bike have stacked it and its come out of it with just scratches to the paint and I'm 6"3 and 100kg but the gears seem to be a bit flimsy though at the back have snapped it simply by riding over a twig? Cost me an third of what the bike was worth to fix but can't win these days...

4 Trek Trek Bicycle Corporation is a major bicycle and cycling product manufacturer and distributor under brand names Trek, Electra Bicycle Company, Gary Fisher, Bontrager, Diamant Bikes, Villiger Bikes and until 2008, LeMond Racing Cycles and Klein.

I own the Wahoo (aluminum frame mountain bike) and Madone 5.2 (carbon fiber road bike) Both are incredibly well built bikes. Since I am now 64, I don't ride hard core any more on the mountain bike but I have put well over 6000 miles on the road bike. Very comfortable, if you get the right saddle, and very powerful and fast. You get what you pay for and these bikes both deliver great quality and durability.

Love my Madone 2014 6 Series. Climbs like a dream. Lots of speed and power. So much fun to ride. I originally bought my children the Trek Trikesters which were built so sturdily and were easy for them to ride. Was very impressed with the quality, so I kept buying Treks as the kids grew older. Before I settled on my road bike, I test-rode several other brands before I settled on the Madone--it was the perkiest and most fun to ride out of all I tried.

I have a trek 1.1 and I absolutely love it! It's amazingly light for an aluminum frame it's comfortable on long rides while being a stiff enough frame not to flex when I stand and really dig into the pedals. ( 6 ft 2, and 215 lbs) I paid $769 brand new and this bike rides like some I've tried that were 3 times its price. I love this bike so much I just bought a trek 3500 mountain bike as well to have as my off road bike

Easily the best brand out there if you want to spend a little money. If you have a GIANT, be prepared to get a Walmart bike. Specialized is okay but really you want a Trek. I have a Madone 2010 (although it's called a 'Madone' its frame is really more like a modern Edmonda) and it's really an exceptional bike. If it's Trek it's probably going to be quality, so the price is well, well worth it if you want to bike a lot.

5 Felt

I own a Felt Verza Speed 50, it's of excellent build quality, have no problems after many miles, aluminium frame is incredibly light and well constructed, a very comfortable seat with which it came (Selle Royal Freccia), very, very fast, excellent components with which it came, and far cheaper than the competition, beautiful layout and design, would recommend it to everyone, score 10/10.

Felt makes bikes of the top quality and often sales them much cheaper than the competition. It does not make economic sense but makes a lot of sense to ride the bike. I have mine endurance road bike and it's a horse for life.

Great features for the price, and good liking bikes too. It's impressive that Felt bikes won 4 stages in the 2013 Tour, and like all the top brands, the R&D trickles down to the lower-priced bikes.

I have a z4 with Mavic Ksyriums wheels and can't fault it, my mates have spent much more, but I am with them all the way, I will upgrade running gear as it wears out. I am super pleased with it

6 Pinarello

Pinarello Galileo is my first road bike since I was 16 years old (a few years ago! )
I wouldn't change this for anything, well another Pinarello. Sweet ride comfortable smooth just makes me want to stay in the saddle longer ever ride.
Awesome Bike.

I've been riding a Pinarello FP Quattro Ultegra for 1000 km and it always puts a big smile on my face. Everything works perfect, there's no friction at all, it all seems like a dream. Also stiff and confortable, you can't feel tired with such a bike. I can't imagine something better. Maybe only the Pinarello Dogma F8,

Amazing bike! I've been riding a Pinarello FP for 2 years now and I see no signs of stress on the bike, or the need for an upgrade. It's comfort, lightweight and the is awesome too!

Just bought a Pinarello Galileo ultegra, 9 years old and still looking and riding like a dream, beats my Giant defy hands down...

7 Cervelo

I have had a Cervelo since the age of 12, and I can personally tell you that these bikes deliver the fastest most comfortable ride.

Best climbing bikes on the market hands down (R3). So lightweight it feels like you're riding on air!

If you want to ride? there is only one solution for you with Cervelo!

These bikes are fast and light weight

8 Fuji

I own a Fuji 2013 roubalx bike, can't get a better bang for your buck. I love it, I spent $1200.00 for it and have been pleasantly surprised. Bear in mind this is a beginner level bike but it rides nice, shifts well, brakes well... Etc... Plus Fuji came recommended by the store staff themselves over many other brands...

Fuji's ride is comparable to other bikes included in the grand tours. Stable in corner turns and very stiff in accelerating during sprints. All it needs to do is participate in high profile tours and recruit standard riders. Fuji altamira sl can be very reliable and the fuji sst can accelerate along with other top road bikes.

I am a beginner, I brought 2 Fuji road bikes; Fuji Sportif and Fuji Altamira
Sportif for going to work purpose and Altamira for training purpose.
I got them from Performance Bike shop, with the professional adjustment from the professional Racer, I can say it is perfect for me. The price is lower than some of the popular brands. If you have never tried it, you can go to the local shop and try it first see if you have the same thought ^_^

My first MTB is a Fuji. Am a beginner rider. 6 mths later I got a hybrid to catch up with my buddy who could afford a Cervelo road bike. The hybrid is also a good looking Fuji. By the following ride, I was right behind my friend yet spent only a quarter of what she paid for. Very satisfied with both my Fuji bikes.

9 Bianchi

After a long time I have upgraded my road bike to a celeste bianchi impulso 2019 with 105 groupset. Loving the elegance and comfort of my bike. Forever Bianchi for me.

Bianchi has been making road bikes for the longest time as I can remember. I grew up looking at magazines for their bikes, dreaming of one day being able to own one, and cruise around on a proper Italian bike. Bianchi has been making the same great bikes, with the same, hand-crafted quality for 133 years now. Their bikes are made in Italy and designed by people who have an eye for design, innovation, and craftsmanship. Bianchi is number one in the world, and forever, number one in my heart.

The oldest Road bike company still in existence so it must be one of the best. For people who know bike brands other than giant and trek they would agree Bianchi should be in the top ten at least.

Owned first generation coast2coast Via Narone 7. Fast, comfortable for long rides, and beautiful.

10 Scott

I have Spark ultimate, Addict ultimate, Foil premium and Plasma premium kienel edition, every one of these bikes are superior to the competitors and most joyful to ride.

Scott is the best, I buy specialized tarmac but after few months the specialized frame has a crack from the head tube. So I decided to buy a new frame and I bought scott foil and now my scott foil is 2 years and it has very good condition. Salute to the scott bicycles

Scott Aspect! The best mountain bike I've owned. Highly recommend. Trek, Cannondale, Giant and Raleigh don't even come close in ride, reliability and customer service. I've owned all the above and Scott beats me all on the trail!

I have Scott Solace 2016 and I must say it is one of the most complete bikes that I've had so far, I just enjoy it!

The Contenders

11 Cervello

I have an S2 for almost a year now. The ride is excellent and smooth and It's a head turner on the road.

It's written on the side of your very expensive bike and yet you still spelled it wrong.

I'm 12 and I'm a keen cyclist. I brought the cervelo s5 road bike and it changed my life in road cycling

The P4 and the P5 are the 2 fastest bikes on the planet; so, by default, cervelo wins.

12 De Rosa

Dope ass gets much attention but costs like 25 k

One of the most beautiful bike ever built
and built from top quality materials, plus the welds are great looking
i previously owned a steel bottechia, I really regret selling it just looking for her nice tubing was a bless
Viva Italian bikes

13 Canyon

World class frames and top of the range groupsets with great value for money

Perfect bike, perfect price, good precise group

Stiff frames, superior quality price ratio.

Great bike with great value

14 Koga
15 Merida

I own merida reacto 400tw, my verdict for this bike will it's a great Aero bike for your money and it's made of light aluminum around 8.6kg plus it's a full 105 group set...

I have one merida the ride lite 93 2013 model, it's very valuable

I have warrior 500 and its good for mountain terrain

I own merida reacto team, probably the best aero bike on the market...

16 Raleigh

I brought a Raleigh Revino 3.0 this year and love it! This bike is very comfortable to ride long distances. I rode 165 miles on a one day bike ride with out any problems.

Hands down one of the best road bikes you can get. Excellent balance and overall road performance.

I have a 1983 Raleigh Zenith - still goes like the clappers 33 years later

Very good bike make

17 Orbea

Awesome modern designs from one of the oldest manufactures. Superb lines unmatched by the usual ho hum of the mass production builders - the ride matches any competitor - unique and value for money.

Lots of art and design made in the frames very unique bike very planned out and made

Just bought the orbea avant carbon m50. Very smooth and handles great.

Superb bikes I hope I will enjoy my new Avant

18 Litespeed
19 Wilier

I have a Wilier Le Roi In in team Lampre colours 2008 with Campagnolo Record titanium and carbon group set.
Amazing build and stunning colours plus amazing to ride!

I own a 2014 gtr. This bike is so much bang for the buck. Super light for an intermediate level bike, responsive and wilier design is one of a kind.

My 2012 Wilier Gran Turismo is one of the best bikes I've owned. Looks great but more importantly ride and handling is fantastic..

I own a wilier cento 1 air. It is extremely responsive and has a great design with great stiffness and weight

20 Polygon

Polygon bikes may not be the stiffest or lightest bikes on the planet, but they're still top notch, and they often come in an incredibly competitive prices. Many of their range-topping models come with all the top-tier spec (Dura-Ace Di2, etc) at a fraction of other companies'.

Polygon, for me, is a smart bike brand that gives the rider comfortable in any types of bicycles. And it has a pretty cool spesification (especially Shimano 105 equipped in Polygon Helios C5 2016) under $2000 price.

I have helios road bike, and I think its very good bike, good quality with reasonable price

Amazing quality for the price you pay... Got a 2016 Helios C5, super light, super fast, super good!

21 BMC

Well, you will see in Tour de France, at the front group. I have a Team machine SLR02, nothing to describe, just amazing

I just got a team machine slr02, best bike in its price range, by far!

Team machine is the best for the best price

Belongs in the top 5 of this list.

22 Cube

Simple, robust and precision-made bicycles. German quality, reasonable price and nice painting job.

Good quality for an affordable price

23 Scattante
24 Lapierre

Affordable price with high performance

25 Colnago

I have a master, it is incredible when I ride it everywhere. Somehow, I dare not to ride outside when it is raining.

Colnago obviously makes the best bike in the world. The c60. Why it's so far down on the list is beyond me.

Design, build quality and ride quality all are assumed without discussion. It is the intangible quality of a hand built Italian beauty that makes these bikes so amazing. I've ridden many different road bikes and nothing is quite like a lugged carbon Colnago frame. If you will only have one bike in your life, make it a Colnago. The best!

Holy grail in cycling, doesn't get any better, worth every cent!

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