1 / 13 specialized allez elite.jpg It’s a long time since an aluminium bike won the Tour de France. In fact it was 1998 when Marco Pantani rode his Bianchi Mega Pro XL to success. These days it’s all about carbon fibre in the professional racing circuit, but despite the dominance of plastic, aluminium refuses to disappear. Away from the pro ranks it’s is still highly regarded and a very good material to make a bicycle from.
Aluminium is enjoying a resurgence of interest at the moment. Some manufacturers have been pushing the material to achieve impressively lightweight frames, and smart consumers are realising that you get a lot of performance, and equipment, for your money. For value for money, aluminium is tough to beat.
So with aluminium alive and kicking, here are 11 of the best aluminium road bikes currently available. The Attain is one of the most contemporary road bikes currently available, and brand new for 2016. It’s an aluminium frame designed around disc brakes with thru-axles front and rear. The frame is made from Superlite tubing with a smooth weld treatment and internal cable routeing keeping the appearance clean and uncluttered. This model is very well equipped with […]