Argon 18 E-80 — ($2,550)

Montreal-based Argon 18 does high-end as good as anyone else in the business of building $6,000+ bikes, but the introduction of the budget-conscious E-80 last year showed a new commitment to the beginner market. The frame combines carbon stays and fork with an aluminum main triangle for a sturdy and aero ride. Argon18bike.com

Argon 18 E-80
Argon 18 E-80