Spring is in the air which means it’s time to pack up your wahoo trainer, dust off your old friend “Road Bike”, and head to your favorite stretch of country to start logging some miles.
Or, maybe old friend “Road Bike” has gracefully earned its forever vacation – retirement – and you find yourself in the market for a new bestie.
If this is the case – you’re in luck. 2020 is proving to be a sweet, sweet year to upgrade your road bike ride…
Keep reading for the top 5 road bikes we’re psyched about this season coming straight from our ERIK’S staffers who ride and LOVE these bikes!
It’s lightweight, smooth, efficient, and even a bit exuberant— it’s the S-Works Turbo Creo SL Electric Road Bike —and it’s guaranteed to take you further and faster than you ever thought possible.
“With a 480-watt hour battery powering Specialized top-of-the-line 240-watt SL 1.1 proprietary motor, you can be going for distance and speed. With a sub 30-pound frame and the future shock 2.0, you’ll experience one of the supplest rides ever for any bike, not just electric.” ~William Lisle, ERIK’S Liberty, MO, Manager
“I could ride this bike all day. This bike, with its efficient frame and electric pedal assist system, is a game changer when it comes to how far one can enjoy a single road bike ride.” ~Tyler Jones, ERIK’S Eden Prairie, MN, Manager
A few other things that blow our minds about this bike:
Looking for a ride that will let you have fun in the dirt, but also perform well on the road? Easy. It’s the Diverge Sport Carbon from Specialized.
“A true quiver killer. It is first and foremost a gravel bike, but the geometry can allow for a really fun road experience as well. All you really need to do is keep an extra set of road tires around and your good to go.” ~Tanner Kading, Rassy’s Powered by ERIK’S Des Moines, IA, Manager
“I LOVE being able to ride it all, whenever I see an unknown road that looks fun, I go for it… I know the Diverge Sport Carbon will sail over anything ahead.” ~Mike Teiken, ERIK’S St. Cloud, MN, Manager
“Beautiful looking rig. Full carbon frame and fork, 105 components, tough wheels, and the future shock… what isn’t there to like? A few of our group riders chose this bike last year and love its ride.” ~BJ Tomczik, ERIK’S Coon Rapids, MN
“One of my favorite bikes because it’s such a suitable tool for a lot of jobs. I’ve outrun those mean old farm dogs with this bike and it was a good time!” ~Eric Rhodes, ERIK’S Overland Park, KS Manager
“An easy 5G-like connection to nature and your roaming self. All roads are available to you!” ~Dennis Teter, ERIK’S Vadnais Heights, MN, Manager
Other stellar things about this bike:
Bianchi’s best-selling road bike — the Impulso All Road GRX invites riders to ride it ALL, comfortably, and for the pure joy of it.
“I like seeing new things and riding new places…the Bianchi Impulso All Road brings me there with its wider tires and stable geometry. Let’s be honest, nothing looks better than Bianchi Celeste with gravel underneath.” ~Mike Teiken, ERIK’S St. Cloud, MN, Manager
“Too much fun! It’s the perfect bike for endless unmaintained country roads and rolling hills. GRX is geared for climbing and with the set-up Bianchi chose – this should be on everyone’s “gravel” radar.” ~Eric Rhodes, ERIK’S Overland Park, KS, Manager
“For those that love the look of a classic Bianchi bike, but want all the upgrades of a modern gravel bike look no further! Plus, who doesn’t love Celeste!?” ~ Trevor Dosch, ERIK’S Highland Park, MN
A few other sweet features on this bike:
A bike with aerodynamics? Let’s just say — it’s fast. Like real fast. Everywhere. It’s the Specialized Tarmac Comp Disc. Did we mention it’s fast?
“The tarmac is, in my opinion, one of the best road bikes ever made. The pure power that comes from the bike with every pedal stroke is astonishing and will make you want to keep on riding no matter the conditions.” ~Ryan Wall, ERIK’S Madison East
“The Tarmac is my favorite bike that Specialized makes. This bike is such an amazing blend of quick responsiveness while descending and plenty of power to climb any mountain, without sacrificing smoothness. The Tarmac just wails.” ~Ryan Foley, ERIK’S Burnsville, MN, Manager
“This bike is a rocket ship. It flies up the hills and descends with confidence. Feel free to let this bike rip through the corners with its race-winning design.” ~Tyler Jones, ERIK’S Eden Prairie, MN Manager
“A true “sports car” of a bike. The youthful feel of the bike gives me a giggle every time I swing my legs over one. So much fun that I recommend experiencing it for yourself.” ~Eric Rhodes, ERIK’S Overland Park, KS, Manager
Other rad things to note about this bike:
With the radical new Future Shock 1.5, new Pavé seatpost, aerodynamics galore, and a Rider-First Engineered frame that’s as light as can be… Specialized isn’t lying when they say “Smoother is Faster” with the 2020 Roubaix Sport.
“A fantastic blend of performance and value. Its fast, comfortable, and feels really confident over rougher terrain.” ~Tanner Kading, Rassy’s Powered by ERIK’S Des Moines, IA, Manager
“As an owner of the A Roubaix myself, I see the real potential behind this bike. It is light and fast enough to keep up with any bike you put against it, yet the most comfortable endurance bike I have ever ridden.” ~Ryan Wall, ERIK’S Madison East
“With the fact 10r carbon frame design and Shimano 105 drivetrain paired with their Hydraulic disc model of breaks, this bike is built for performance. Don’t be fooled though, this bike is no slouch in the comfort department. This bike gets outfitted with the future shock 1.5, Roubaix bar wrap and the Body Geometry Power Sport saddle making for an ultra-comfortable ride.” ~William Lisle, ERIK’S Liberty, MO, Manager
“No bike makes it easier to become a road rider. It’s a reasonable investment whose rewards will have you reflecting back several years later how it was the one that converted you!” ~Dennis Teter, ERIK’S Vadnais Heights, MN, Manager
Other interesting notes about this bike: