One of the topnotch elite road bikes for 2012 is the Secteur from Specialized Bikes. To make this road bike even more reliable and efficient, Specialized features a 10-speed Shimano Tiagra compact drivetrain and an upgraded wheelset.
What makes the Secteur very responsive is its unparalleled Roubaix-inspired Endurance Road geometry. This bike stays durable and stable during high-mileage riding, thanks to its new and very dependable Espoir 25c road tire and its double BlackBelt puncture protection.
With its lightweight, smooth-welded, and butted A1 Premium aluminum frame, the 2012 Specialized Secteur Elite Road Bike offers optimal lateral stiffness and vertical compliance. Both of its FACT carbon fork and shaped seatstays come with vibration-absorbing Zertz making the ride incredibly smooth.