Best aero road bikes: The fastest bikes money can buy

Trek Madone Gen 7
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The best aero road bikes will give you a dose of free speed with their aerodynamic performance better than ever and saving you energy at all but the lowest speeds. Their aerodynamic gains are more important than the benefits of riding the best lightweight bikes on all but the steepest climbs.

Modern aero road bikes are also much more comfortable than their predecessors and many have reduced the significant weight of those bikes close to the UCI's 6.8kg weight limit in top spec builds.

Paul has been on two wheels since he was in his teens and he's spent much of the time since writing about bikes and the associated tech. He's a road cyclist at heart but his adventurous curiosity means Paul has been riding gravel since well before it was cool, adapting his cyclo-cross bike to ride all-day off-road epics and putting road kit to the ultimate test along the way. Paul has contributed to Cyclingnews' tech coverage for a few years, helping to maintain the freshness of our buying guides and deals content, as well as writing a number of our voucher code pages.