The following are 6 top carbon frame road bikes for men 2016, price from $1,000 to $5,900. The following table can help you pick the most suitable one for yourself and you will also get a detailed review of each bicycle.
The Fuji Altamira CX 1.1
The Fuji Altamira CX 1.1 is a race-worthy cyclocross bike that will withstand the rigors of training and racing on a daily basis. The frame is purposefully designed to provide stable, predictable handling in all conditions -- whether riding the course or running barriers. Internal cable routing keeps everything running smoothly while the carbon fork with tapered steerer delivers confident steering and control. A Shimano Ultegra drivetrain provides smooth shifting performance, while the FSA Gossamer Pro crankset offers lightweight durability and efficient power transfer. This is a great bike for racers who want to get into 'cross and for those who want to add cyclocross to their racing calendar!
Wilier GTR SL
The Wilier GTR SL is a very lightweight bike, thanks in large part to its carbon frame. Carbon is a relatively light material, and the GTR SL does a great job of taking advantage of it.
The GTR SL has a carbon fork like most road bikes. This can be seen as an advantage or disadvantage. The fork can improve handling and makes the overall bike lighter, but it also adds some vibration from the road to the rider's hands.
The Wilier GTR SL has a wide range of gears for any situation. There are 20 gears total, which allows for either very fast or very slow riding depending on what's needed.
The GTR SL offers excellent stability at high speeds thanks to its stiff frame, carbon fork and quality wheels. It's also made more stable by its Shimano groupset, which is well-known for its reliability and quality.
Overall, the Wilier GTR SL is an excellent bike that will satisfy many riders looking for something lightweight with a nice range of gears and solid components.
Boardman SLR 8.8
The 9.0 is the second-cheapest bike in the range and comes with an aluminium frame and carbon fork. We tested it last year and loved it, so we've got high hopes for this model, which gets a similar frame but at an even better price. It's fitted with Shimano Sora gearing, Shimano R500 wheels and Tektro cable disc brakes.
You get mudguard eyelets at the back to help keep you clean on winter rides, mounts for a rear rack and even mounts for panniers on the fork legs. It's finished off with Continental Ultra Sport II tyres, Boardman saddle and handlebar/stem combo and very smart looking gold decals that make the SLR 8.8 look like a much more expensive bike than its £699 price tag.
Cannondale Synapse Carbon Hi-Mod Disc Red eTap
The Cannondale Synapse Carbon Hi-Mod Disc Red eTap Road Bike is a bike that blends all day ride comfort with the speed and acceleration for racing. The Synapse endurance geometry offers a comfortable position for long rides, but is still aggressive enough for racing. The BallisTec Carbon frame is extremely lightweight and stiff, offering the perfect balance of compliance and stiffness. The frame's SAVE micro-suspension reduces road vibration to make it easier on your body over long miles. One of the most innovative parts of this bike is the disc brakes. Disc brakes offer better stopping power in all conditions, which allows for more precise handling in variable weather conditions. Also, disc brakes are less affected by water and dirt so you will have more consistent braking in wet and dirty conditions. The SRAM Red eTap groupset is one of the lightest electronic groupsets available, making it both a great climber as well as an extremely efficient bike overall. The combination of carbon wheels, eTap electronic shifting, and disc brakes makes this bike ideal for those looking to get into racing or those who want to do long gravel rides in maximum comfort.
Vitus ZX1 Aero Disk Road Bike
The Vitus ZX1 Aero Disk Road Bike. The ZX1 is the flagship model of our aero road bike range, designed for all-out speed, performance and race day efficiency.
The frame is constructed from Ultralight High Modulus T700 UD Carbon Fibre, with internal cable routing for clean lines and aerodynamic performance. The frame has been designed for use with mechanical or electronic groupsets, so you can set your bike up exactly how you want it.
The fork is full carbon fibre and has been designed to flex slightly under load in order to add comfort to the ride without sacrificing any performance.
The ZX1 has been built around Shimano's Ultegra 6800 groupset, which offers professional level performance at a more accessible price point. Shimano's SLR-EV brake calipers offer powerful braking whether in wet or dry conditions, whilst still remaining lightweight and aerodynamic.
Vitus have equipped the ZX1 Aero Disk Road Bike with their Prime RR50 Disc wheelset which features a 50mm deep profile that provides excellent aerodynamic performance without compromising on weight of durability. The wheels are tubeless compatible should you wish to go down that route at a later date.
Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod Disc Dura-Ace Di2
The Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod Disc Dura-Ace Di2 represents peak performance for the rider looking to go fast. Cannondale has always been known as a company that does things differently, and the Evo is no exception. Its large diameter tubes and asymmetric chainstays give it a stiffness that feels rock solid under power, yet the rear triangle yields enough compliance to take the edge off of rougher roads. The result is a bike that's remarkably balanced in terms of stiffness, weight and ride quality.
The frame is built from Cannondale's premium BallisTec Hi-MOD carbon fiber, which gives it high strength and low weight. The oversized bottom bracket shell allows for larger diameter down tube and chainstays, which improves power transfer while retaining lateral stiffness. The frame also features SPEED SAVE micro-suspension technology, which uses a series of flex zones built into the rear triangle to create vertical compliance without sacrificing lateral stiffness. This system works with the SAVE seatpost to provide up to 30mm of deflection for improved comfort and control on rough roads.
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