Top 10 best road bikes 2023

Road 22/08/23 16:18 Migue A.

There are many models on the market, and while there may be a favorite for every rider here are the best 2023 road bikes for us, for their quality, setups or innovation.

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The level of road bikes is getting higher and higher and there are few brands that do not have a top-of-the-range model with the ideal features to compete at the highest level.

Parameters such as high torsional stiffness, a reasonable absorption capacity, profiled tubes that favor wind penetration, wide wheel arches or a weight as low as possible are necessary qualities for any top level bike. These are, in our opinion, the ones that have best managed to combine these capabilities among the offer available in the current catalogs of the different brands.

Canondale SuperSix EVO Lab71

Despite having a specifically aerodynamic model in its catalog, Cannondale has not wanted to give up these qualities in its climber model that maintains a contained weight adding the benefits against the wind. However, the strong point of this SuperSix EVO Lab71 is the fantastic rolling quality provided by its SAVE chainstays, a technology that Cannondale has been using and refining for years. This Lab71 version also stretches Cannondale's manufacturing capabilities to provide us with the most elite frame possible.

  • Frame: SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Handlebar/stem: Cannondale SystemBar R-One
  • Wheels: HollowGram R-SL 50
  • Tyres: Continental GP 5000, 700x25c
  • Price: 14,999 €
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Scott Foil RC Ultimate

As lightweight bikes return to the forefront of the cycling scene, Scott continues to maintain its Foil as the standard bearer for aerodynamic bike efficiency, while retaining excellent dynamic qualities in the model that once changed the paradigm in bike airfoil design by introducing the use of truncated airfoils, now the standard for all bikes that aim to reduce wind resistance. 

  • Frame: Foil RC Disc HMX SL
  • Groupset: SRAM Red AXS
  • Handlebar/stem: Syncros Creston iC SL Aerro
  • Wheels: Zipp 454 NSW
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Pro One, 700x25c front, 700x28c rear
  • Price: 15,999 €
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Orbea Orca M11ELTD PWR

Orbea has recovered the essence of its Orca looking for those climbing bike sensations that always characterized it. A perception that goes through making a light and stiff bike but in which the experience accumulated in recent years avoids the nervousness of the original models to achieve a high level of comfort and ride quality. It has the added value of total customization through its MyO program.

  • Frame: Orbea Orca carbon OMX
  • Groupset: SRAM Red AXS
  • Handlebar/stem: Orbea Road Performnce RP11, OC Road Performance RP10
  • Wheels: Oquo Road Performance RP35LTD
  • Tyres: Vittoria Corsa Speed G2, 700x25c
  • Price: 10,999 €
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Canyon Aeroad CFR MVDP

Developed in collaboration with the aerodynamic experts at Swiss Side, the Canyon Aeroad cuts through the wind like a knife through butter thanks to its elaborate profiles. All this without sacrificing fantastic climbing qualities, as demonstrated by riders such as Van der Poel, Valverde or Nairo Quintana, thanks to its exclusive Toray M40X carbon fibers.

  • Frame: Canyon Factory Racing R065
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Handlebar/stem: Canyon CP0018 Aerocockpit
  • Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace C60
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Pro One, 700x25c front, 700x28c rear
  • Price: 9,999 €
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Trek Madone SLR 9 Gen 7

Total renovation of Trek's flagship with a daring design in which it replaces its IsoSpeed absorption system with the new IsoFlow in which the absorption capacity offered by its saddle suspended over the rest of the structure is combined with an improvement of the aerodynamic capabilities that allows its divided seat tube or its new narrower cockpit. The tremendous customization capacity offered by the Project One program stands out, allowing us to have a Madone that is a true work of art.

  • Frame: Carbono OCLV Serie 800
  • Groupset: SRAM Red eTap AXS
  • Handlebar/stem: Madone Carbono OCLV
  • Wheels: Bontrager Aeolus RSL 51
  • Tyres: Pirelli P-Zero Race, 700x26c
  • Price: 15,699 €
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Pinarello Dogma F

Hearing Pinarello and hearing Dogma is enough to immediately bring to mind a piece of cycling history. With this new F model, the Italian brand continues the evolution started with the F8 with an even lighter frame and even more aerodynamic features.

  • Frame: Toray T1100 with Nanoalloy
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Handlebar/stem: Most Talon Ultra Fast
  • Wheels: Fulcrum Speed 40
  • Tyres: Pirelli P-Zero Race 700x26c
  • Price: 16,545 €
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Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL8

This is perhaps one of the most desirable bikes on the market, if only because of the number of Tarmacs, of all generations, that we see on the roads. Specialized's best-seller reaches its eighth generation with a commitment to lighten the whole bike without sacrificing the aerodynamic advantages acquired in the previous generation, saving material where the aerodynamic profiles are not so relevant and enhancing these qualities in the front area where they are. All this in a frame with a specific design for each size so that the behavior is identical regardless of whether we ride a size 60 or a 52.

  • Frame: FACT 12r
  • Groupset: SRAM Red AXS
  • Handlebar/stem: Roval Rapide
  • Wheels: Roval Rapide CLX II
  • Tyres: S-Works Turbo Rapidair, 700x26c
  • Price: 14,000 €
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Giant Propel Advanced SL

Giant remains faithful to its top-of-the-line model with its integrated seatpost that has become a true hallmark while, as other manufacturers have been doing, it has evolved its aerodynamic bike towards the search for greater lightness, always prioritizing the least wind resistance. An improvement that has made the Propel less bulky and has turned it into a tremendously versatile bike.

  • Frame: Advanced SL-Grade composite
  • Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
  • Handlebar/stem: Giant Contact SLR Aero
  • Wheels: Cadex 50 Ultra Disc
  • Tyres: Cadex Aero, 700x25c
  • Price: 11,999 €
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Cervélo S5

Cervélo's S line was in its beginnings, preceded by the well-remembered Soloist, a pioneer of aerodynamic road bikes, a skill that is further developed in its new version, taking advantage of the new UCI standards. Today, they continue to be a benchmark with their sharp profiles, flawless performance on all terrains and the characteristic design of their control frame with its V-shape stem to optimally guide the airflow in this first zone of incidence for a bike that feels fast from the first pedal stroke.

  • Frame: Cervélo S5
  • Groupset: SRAM Red eTap AXS
  • Handlebar/stem: Cervélo HB14 + Cervélo ST35
  • Wheels: Reserve 52/63
  • Tyres: Vittoria Corsa, 700x28c
  • Price: 13,550 €
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BMC teammachine SLR01 ONE

Despite being a model of climbing genetics, it was one of the first models to open the ban on fully integrated cable routing. In this latest version, it goes further in the search for aerodynamics with details such as the specific bottle cages that are integrated into the lines of the frame or the fork that hides the thru axle nut as much as possible from the wind.

  • Frame: Teammachine SLR 01 Premium Carbon
  • Groupset: SRAM Red AXS
  • Handlebar/stem: ICS Carbon One-Piece
  • Wheels: Zipp 353 NSW
  • Tyres: Pirelli P Zero Race TLR
  • Price: 14,499 €
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