The Right Bike for Spring

Spring is here. The days are warmer and longer and adventure is around every corner. You just need the right bike to take advantage of every opportunity. Check out these rides for Spring.

The Crosstrail is all about versatility and comfort. A great platform for fitness or commuting that can handle some serious terrain. With front suspension and disc brakes, expect to put in some miles off the beaten path and not sacrifice comfort while doing it.

The Cannondale Synapse Disc made Velonews.com's 2015 Buyer's Guide and for good reasons. The Synapse Disc has all the performance and comfort you want in an Endurance Road bike but swaps traditional road brakes for disc brakes. Disc brakes provide better stopping power in all conditions and make room for bigger, grippier tires. When the road gets rough on that 100 mile Bike VA ride, you will be cruising in style with plush 28c tires.

If you're looking to get around town with no frills then this is your bike. The Cutter is a simple bike for those on a budget. A single speed bike with handbrakes built up on a steel frame that will take all the beating the city streets have to offer, it also comes with fatter, 28cm Thickslick tires that provide more comfort when taking on the pavement.

The Diverge is new for 2015 and like the Cannondale Synapse it is the next step in the evolution of Endurance Road bikes. Built around the same geometry as the Specialized Roubaix, the Diverge's disc brakes and bigger tires make for a bike that can conquer plenty of miles on or off road. Hit the fire roads at Pocahontas State Park or rip a few laps on Belle Isle in the middle of your road ride. The Diverge can do it all.

The Cannondale Trail 24 will take the younger ones anywhere you choose to ride. With a suspension fork and a full range of gears the Trail 24 can spin around the neighborhood with you, or jump into the dirt on the trail system.