Keeping up with the hundreds of new bikes launched every year is no simple task. We rounded-up a quick list of the latest 2021 road bikes that might have flown under your radar. Take a look a some of the flashiest and provocative bikes that we think you need to see.
VIELO R+1- ENGLAND
The father and son behind this British brand offers a unique 1x aero road bike, starting with an 880-gram frame and room for up to 32mm tires. Available as a frameset or a choice of five complete bike builds starting at $5350. The R+1 Alto features a SRAM eTap AXS drivetrain with your choice of Zipp or DT Swiss wheels.
CIPOLLINI DOLOMIA – ITALY
The Dolomia takes the brand’s monocoque frame technology and 3K carbon to the next level in search of a lightweight offering. This is, of course, matched with race handling and stiffness. Cipollini offers the MyCipo program where you can design and personalize your frame.
Price: $5590 (frameset)
STORCK AERFAST DISC – GERMANY
Marcus Storck has designed lightweight wonders like the 13-pound Aernario and the wind-cheating 16.5-pound Aerfast aero bike. Shimano Ultegra mechanical and Di2 builds are available, as well as a top-shelf SRAM Red AXS spec.
Price: $4225 (frame)
CINELLI VIGORELLI – ITALY
Mimicking the classic round Columbus steel-tube designs that worked so well for the legacy brand in the ’80s, this budget build is centered around a SRAM Apex drivetrain. Mechanical disc brakes and Vision Trimax alloy hoops keep the price down.
OPEN MIN.D. – SWITZERLAND
This young brand broke the mold on gravel bike designs with their U.P. model and now look to do the same on the road with the MIN.D. Small-diameter tubes that include a 25mm continuous seat tube and room for 32mm tires combine for a sub-16-pound bike.
Price: $3600 (frameset)
TºRED TITANIDE – ITALY
TºRed is a Italian artisan frame brand specializing in steel and titanium bikes. Titanide models are available in three different models and in two different geometries, but custom geometry is also an option.
BIANCHI ARIA DISC ULTEGRA – ITALY
The Aria Disc is a bike intended for performance-oriented recreational riders (aka the masses). The Shimano Ultegra version is a great balance of aero optimization, style and performance.
ISEN WORKSHOP – ENGLAND
Owing to their custom color coats, the Isen Workshop produces some of the most beautiful steel bikes we’ve ever seen. Two models—the All-Season and the Race Ready Road—are available in eight stock sizes (from 47–61 cm) and with a mix of tubes (from Columbus, Reynolds or Dedacciai).
Price: $2744 (frameset)
EDDY MERCKX 525 – BELGIUM
If you don’t know the name, you should, and for 2021 the brand that bears the name of the “GOAT” has a new version of the 525 available with four different Shimano Ultegra models, plus a Dura-Ace model.
FESTKA SPECTRE – CZECH REPUBLIC
Festka sells only a few hundred of their beautiful hand-built bikes per year, but they have made a name for themselves, thanks to their incredible finish work. Colorway customization is available for an additional cost to create a one-off beauty.
Price: $3280 (frameset)