• 04.15.09

9 Cutting Edge Bikes for 2009

Be it for speed, efficiency, technology, or style, these are the ultimate bikes in the industry for 2009. Who says you can’t be eco-friendly, fit, terrain-gobbling, and head-turning all at once?

These nine bikes are all lightweight with high-grade materials. Carbon fiber is the secret sauce in almost every bike on this list, whether it’s in the frame or the components. Unlike metal, frame-builders can make carbon fiber stiff in one direction, and flexible in another. This means that frames can be made to absorb vibration better than metal, improving long distance comfort while staying rocket stiff for sprinting.