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Saturday, October 01, 2011

Buyer's Guide: Road Bikes

Trek 1.2: Cyclists get weak in the knees for featherweight frames that help them travel as fast as cars and slick components that help slay wicked climbs. Aluminum bikes like this one are the most cost-effective option for breaking into high-speed cycling. $960; trekbikes.com

Giant TCR Composite: Novice riders will appreciate this bike's carbon-fiber frame and its reliable Shimano 105 components, which will carry you for a few thousand miles before you start hankering for an upgrade. $1,950; giant-bicycles.com

Raleigh International: For enthusiasts, the retro-styled International—made of high-end Reynolds steel tubing for an incredibly smooth ride--nails all the details, including top-shelf Shimano Dura-Ace components. $6,000; raleighusa.com

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