Jamis Icon Elite Road Bike
Jamis makes bikes that are, simply, excellent. As such, with the Icon Elite they have made an excellent aluminum frame road bike that’s as comparable to a carbon fiber frame bike as possible. To compensate for the inferior stiffness of aluminum, the Icon Elite is constructed with a combination of oval-shaped and tapered tubes. Tapered tubes are becoming more common on aluminum frame because, like on the Icon Elite, they provide stiffness where it’s most needed while shaving off overall weight. To additionally save on weight, the Icon Elite uses a carbon seatpost, Shimano Ultegra components, and 18/24-spoke wheels. This bike comes with a full size 52/36 tooth crank which may or may not be preferred by some cyclists.