We have plenty of Road bikes due into us over the next few weeks, so we thought we would compile a list of our top 5 Road bikes for March. These will include Endurance, Aero and lightweight aluminium climbing bikes.
Our Top 5 Road Bikes for March
5- Trek Emonda ALR 4
One of our Top bikes this month is the impressive Trek Emonda ALR 4. The Emonda ALR 4 Disc is a lightweight aluminium road bike with powerful hydraulic disc brakes, a quality drivetrain and a frame that looks and handles like a far more expensive carbon bike. It's perfect for new riders, racers and anyone who values the better braking performance and tyre clearance provided by disc brakes.
A lightweight 300 Series Alpha Aluminium frame with shaped tubes and Invisible Weld Technology for the looks and handling of a far more expensive carbon bike, a 2x10 Shimano Tiagra drive train, Émonda carbon fork, tubeless-ready wheels, powerful flat-mount hydraulic disc brakes and internal cable routing in both the frame and fork.
Émonda ALR 4 Disc is the most affordable road disc model in the line-up, but it handles like a far more expensive bike and has the looks to match. It's an extremely capable racing bike at a great price.
Who would this work for? This would be a great option for the sportive or club rider, who’s more interested in staying the distance than riding hard or a rider looking for a second bike for winter riding who wants to keep their pride and joy out of the winter elements.
4- Scott Foil 30 Disc - €3,999
This year the upgraded everyone has been waiting for is the new integrated bar and stem system make's the 2021 Scott Foil the slickiest version yet. Stage wins at all the grand tours, classic victories at Milan San Remo, Liege Bastogne Liege and Paris-Roubaix - we can safely say that the FOIL is the most versatile aero bike on the market. The SCOTT FOIL 30 was designed to help you gain those extra precious seconds. With fully integrated cable routing and an Ultegra drivetrain, the FOIL 30 is a race-ready machine at a fraction of the cost.
Tyre clearance has also increased, with Scott claiming the bike can now take up to a 30c tyre. It will ship with 28c tyres as standard. This really is bang for your buck when it comes to an aero bike, the Foil is an utter dream race bike to ride. It’s fast, stiff, climbs with grace and just looks so stylish in this aqua colour scheme. The only upgrade down the line that should be considered is a nice set of carbon wheels.
3- Scott Addict 10 Disc - €2,799
We always have a soft spot for a good endurance bike and when it comes to the SCOTT Addict 10 Disc, you cannot get much better. It was designed from the ground up with those longer days in mind. With geometry that is less focused on racing and more on enduring, a Shimano Ultegra drivetrain and disc brakes, the Addict 10 will be your go-to when you're looking to put the miles in.
The Addict 10 Disc is a fast endurance road bike that also gives you the versatility to take it off road on more gravel tracks. This bike really is for riders that use roads to get to fun stretches of gravel or link their favorite paved sections with sections of dirt, this bike delivers. It gives you the light, racy feel of a road bike with the capability to handle rougher roads.
Addict Disc HMF Carbon Frame
Addict HMF Fork
Shimano Ultegra Disc 22 Speed
Syncros RP2.0 Disc Wheels
Schwalbe ONE Tires
Syncros Carbon/Alloy Parts
If you are looking for a new carbon road bike this has to be top of the list, full carbon frame with full Ultegra Groupset for €2,799. This really is a no brainer, get your pre-order in today
2 - Trek Emonda SL5 Disc - €2,799
The all new Emonda hit the scene last summer and this climbing machine has been re-imagined as a do-it-all race bike. The once climbing only focused bike, as had a big re-vamp and is now an all rounder race machine with a new aero front look, which is very similar to the Madone. There are a couple of models in the SL line up which are the SL5, SL6, SL6 Pro and SL7 di2 and Etap versions.
A lightweight and aerodynamic 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame and fork, a full Shimano 105 11-speed drive train, powerful flat-mount Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, internal cable routing for clean looks and Bontrager Tubeless Ready wheels.
The ride of the bike is exceptionally stiff and incredibly fun in the way that a proper race bike can be. We tested the Emonda SL7 earlier in the year and the bike feels punchy up short climbs and whippy and nimble in decent's. The new aero shaping has resulted in a bike that looksfast. The lines are classic and the traditional cockpit doesn’t look out of place either. If you are looking for a new carbon road bike then the New Emonda SL 5 should be high up on your list.
1- Trek Madone SL6 - €5,199
Not really a surprise, the Madone SL6 is still our top requested bike each month. Bikerader bike of the year 2020 & aero road bike of the year winner really is still ultimate superbike.
Everything else is just a road bike Madone is the ultimate superbike – it’s fast, light, smooth and designed to give you every advantage in speed and handling. Of the world’s most sophisticated road bikes, only Madone delivers the triple threat of advanced aerodynamics, superior ride quality, and unprecedented integration.
A lightweight 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame and fork with Kammtail Virtual Foil tubes that cut through the wind, a road-smoothing IsoSpeed decoupler, a Shimano Ultegra 2x11 group set, tubeless ready Bontrager Aeolus Comp wheels, hydraulic disc brakes and an aero handlebar that's compatible with clip-on aero bars.
Why you'll love it
Adjustable Top Tube IsoSpeed lets you adjust compliance to your preference, and it's damped with an elastomer so it rebounds in a smooth, controlled, stable motion
All the aero advantages of Madone, plus the added capability to clip on aero bars for triathlons and time trials
Disc brakes offer better braking performance and extra clearance for wider, more stable tyres
The Madone seatpost has an integrated mount for the Bontrager Flare RT tail light
Let's be honest: this bike looks incredible, like it's breaking speed records even when it's parked at the café for a post-ride espresso