Best carbon road bike 2024: what makes good quality carbon and six bikes to consider

We pick our favorite carbon road bikes for varying applications

Cycling Weekly's reviewers testing the best carbon road bikes
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Carbon is pretty much the number one material of choice when it comes to mainstream frame construction and as such there are an awful lot of carbon bike frames out there and there's no one 'best carbon bike'.

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Elastic modulus type gradeTensile elastic modulusTensile strength
Ultra high600 GPa or higher2,500 MPa or higher
High350-600 GPa2,500 MPa or higher
Intermediate280-350 GPa3,500 MPa or higher
Standard200-280 GPa2,500 MPa or higher
Low200 GPa or lower3,500 MPa or lower

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