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  • 04.15.09

9 Cutting Edge Bikes for 2009


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.FCS