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Best New Bicycles

Winding country roads, backwoods trails, or city streets—here are the top new bikes for any ride

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ROAD: Trek Madone 4.5
$2,100 @ trekbikes.com

Based on Lance Armstrong's race bike, the Madone 4.5 is strong and lightweight thanks to a carbon fiber frame.

You want this bike if: you're ready to take road biking seriously and want a bike that can keep up.

MOUNTAIN: Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp
$2,200 @ specialized.com

A versatile ride with a suspension system that makes it rigid enough for steep uphill climbs yet plush enough to smooth out the most rugged trails.

You want this bike if: you ride off-road and want a rig that can rip any terrain.

COMMUTE: Kona Honky Tonk
$900 @ konaworld.com

This classic steel-frame may seem retro, but it's built with uber-reliable Shimano components and a sloping-top tube design to ensure super-comfortable riding.

You want this bike if: you commute daily and need a tough bike to handle it.

STREET: Giant Seek O
$1,200 @ giant-bicycles.com.com

The minimal Seek O has an eight-speed internal drive train in the rear hub and powerful disk brakes — making it a practical and slick city cruiser.

You want this bike if: you're looking for a fun ride guaranteed to turn heads.

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