Domane AL 2 Disc is an awesome pick for your first road bike. The lightweight frame is responsive yet stable for a fun, confidence-inspiring ride. Plus, it's built with reliable parts and disc brakes that provide better stopping power in any weather. Best of all, the comfort-focused design makes every single ride more enjoyable.
It's right for you if...
You’re just getting into riding, and want an amazing first bike that'll open up the world of road cycling to you. You want one that's versatile, comfortable, affordable, and built with disc brakes for all-weather stopping power.
The tech you get
The Shimano drivetrain has 16 speeds, with shifters that are integrated into the brake levers so your hands never have to leave the bars. The wide range of gears makes it easier to ride terrain that varies in elevation. The lightweight aluminum frame has mounts for fenders and a carbon fork—features that are not typically available in road bikes at this price point. Plus, disc brakes provide better, more reliable braking power than rim brakes in any road conditions.
The final word
Hit the open road on the perfect bike for getting into road riding. Its comfort-first design is fast yet stable, it comes with reliable parts, and has disc brakes that perform well in any weather.
Why you'll love it
- A smooth, comfortable, and super fun ride at a price that won't break the bank
- The stable Endurance Geometry delivers comfort and confidence
- The unique IsoSpeed Carbon fork, which swoops forward toward the dropouts, absorbs vibrations from the road so your arms won't fatigue as quickly
- DuoTrap S compatibility makes it easy to wirelessly track your rides, so you can set goals and watch yourself reach them
- Like every Trek bike, it's backed by a lifetime warranty and supported by a wide network of retail partners
Classic looks and the smooth, precise ride of quality steel — the Wheelhouse is Kona's take on the modern disc road bike. The Wheelhouse shares all of the features of Kona's flagship steel road bike, the Roadhouse, in a more affordable parts spec. What it doesn’t miss out on is the Reynolds 853 frame and full carbon fork, flat mount disc brakes, and thru-axles at both ends. You get reliable shifting and capable stopping power through Shimano's Tiagra drivetrain and Tektro mechanical brakes, and Alex aluminum wheels wrapped in Schwalbe Spicer 30c tires provide responsive control. From the Sunday club ride to the gran fondo, the Wheelhouse is your steed.
For big wins in high-stakes competition, Norco's Tactic SLR Force won't let you down. The sub-800g ultra high-modulus carbon frame is designed for demanding race situations, providing aggressive body positioning for sprinting performance. When you're ready to drop the hammer, this speed machine will deliver uncompromising responsiveness and explosive acceleration. Direct-mount brakes give you increased aerodynamics and better modulation, and the stiff, full carbon fork instills confidence at speed with its precise handling. Everyone knows that stiffness is king when it comes to power transmission, but vibration damping keeps you fresh, and the Tactic's seatstays provide just enough forgiveness for a great balance of compliance and performance.
On endless stretches of roadway, the Norco Valence SL Frameset invites you to get comfortable for the long haul. This responsive, race-ready carbon frame reduces vibration through arcing seat stays, while the oversized downtube, bottom bracket shell, and broad chainstays efficiently transmit rider input for explosive acceleration. Adding to the lively feel is a tapered head tube mated to a full-carbon fork for precise steering response, giving you the tools you need to clock your best gran fondo yet.