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Top Luxury Road Bikes

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Make the most of your cycling season with one of these top picks.

A bicycle built for you. Once prohibitively expensive, custom frames, exactingly tailored to individual shapes and riding styles, now compete effectively in terms of price with higher-end offerings from larger manufacturers, provided their components are selected wisely. These days, a new crop of builders are creating stunning machines, without the years-long waiting lists. No one bike does everything well (though some come close to being great all-around performers), so it’s best to choose one designed around the type of riding you do most often. While it’s tempting to go for the latest in carbon and custom offerings, staying focused will yield a two-wheeled companion that will see the most use and deliver the most enjoyment for the long haul.