10 of the best new bikes
Planet X RT-57
Planet X is renowned for producing rapid, great-value road bikes and the new RT-57 is no exception. The sleek, stiff frame is made from high-modulus carbon-fibre and weighs just 999g.
Paired with SRAM's second-from-top Force transmission and brakes – kit normally found on far more expensive bikes – it's ideal for long-distance 'sportive' events and hilly terrain. At the same time, adding a pair of aero bars would transform it into a fine first triathlon machine.