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Venge Elite

Fea­tur­ing the same frame de­sign used for the top of the line Venge (which will set you back over $14,000), the Venge Elite is an aero road bike equipped with Shi­mano’s 105 11-speed gruppo and DT R460 wheels that of­fers lots of great per­for­mance in a com­fort­able and light frame. If you’re look­ing for a bike you can use for rides with a cy­cling group, tours that in­clude some ma­jor­league climbs and de­scents and the oc­ca­sional draft-le­gal race, this is an ex­cel­lent choice.

Gen­nix TR1 Elite Di2

$6,300 If it’s fast enough for Lionel San­ders, it has be fast enough for you, right? San­ders has been rip­ping up cour­ses on the Gen­nix TR1 Elite for a few years now. Garneau has done a great job of tun­ing the car­bon fi­bre in this bike so you get ex­cel­lent lat­eral stiff­ness, but don’t feel ev­ery sin­gle bump in the road be­cause of the frame’s ver­ti­cal com­pli­ance. The TR1 Elite comes equipped with Shi­mano Ultegra Di2 com­po­nents, a 3T Vola car­bon cock­pit and No­vatec wheels, which you’ll prob­a­bly want to re­place for rac­ing, but are a great for train­ing. Stor­age is avail­able on the top tube thanks to an aero bento box that sits right be­hind the head­set.

SCOTT Plasma RC

$9,900 Us­ing the same frame as the the top of the line Plasma Premium that Se­bas­tian Kienle has used for a pair of 70.3 world ti­tles and the Iron­man World Cham­pi­onship win in 2014, the Plasma RC comes equipped with Shi­mano’s Ultegra Di2 elec­tronic shift­ing and Syn­cros Race 22 rims. Your aero­dy­namic po­si­tion can be di­aled in thanks to the Pro­file De­sign Plasma 5 Ae­ria han­dle­bar with Pro­file T5+car­bon Aero ex­ten­sions and you can stay in that po­si­tion thanks to the aero wa­ter­bot­tle sys­tem that comes with the bike.

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