When the spirit of competition dominates your reasons for riding longer distances, the Gran Fondo has to be your rig. The high-modulus carbon frame reduces energy-robbing vibration and features endurance-oriented geometry to put you in the best position to produce power consistently through high-mileage events. Go-anywhere Oval Concepts wheels are wrapped in Vittoria Zaffiro tires for a supple ride on even rough chip seal. Shimano's Ultegra drivetrain gives you plenty of get-up-and-go for steep climbs, while the matching Shimano hydraulic disc brakes offer phenomenal control in all conditions. Clearance for 32mm-wide tires lets you explore forgot roads, and hidden eyelets allow for fenders when you need to stay dry.