En­durance $3-6,000

Pedal Magazine - - Buyers Guide 2017 -

Kona Esatto Ti Disc

Con­structed with seam­less 3-2.5 ti­ta­nium and boast­ing a com­fort­able En­durance Road ge­om­e­try, the Esatto Ti Disc is ready for ad­ven­ture. The frame has a 12x142mm thru-axle and uses a flat-mount dis­cbrake de­sign. The frame is mated with a full-car­bon fork with 15x100mm thru-axle and is ready for flat-mount disc calipers. Con­structed in the U.S. by Lynskey Per­for­mance De­signs, the Esatto Ti Disc has slacker an­gles, a lower BB and a stretched-out wheel­base for sta­bil­ity, while the head­tube and top­tube are de­signed to pro­mote a com­fort­able fit. The SRP is $3,599 (frame­set).

Opus Al­le­gro 1

The Opus Al­le­gro 1 is an En­durance bike aimed at the se­ri­ous cy­clist. The full-car­bon frame and fork are en­gi­neered to be light and com­fort­able, and the bike fea­tures disc brakes and 12mm thru-axles. The Al­le­gro 1 comes equipped with 11-speed Shi­mano Ul­te­gra, Shi­mano flat-mount hy­draulic disc brakes and Alex CXD-4 wheels. The SRP is $3,499.

Trek Silque SLR 7 (W)

Us­ing Trek's front and ad­justable rear IsoSpeed de­cou­plers that smooth rough roads and a women's ride-tuned frame de­sign that op­ti­mizes the Slique SLR 7 for smaller rid­ers, this bike is made to go longer and faster. The frame is con­structed of 600 Series OCLV car­bon fibre and fea­tures in­ter­nal cable rout­ing and a 3S chain­keeper. The bike is built with an 11-speed Shi­mano Ul­te­gra Di2 groupset, Bon­trager Pro cock­pit and Bon­trager Paradigm Comp tube­less-ready wheels. The SRP is $5,999.

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