2023 Bike Guide Higher End Bikes
Continuing on our 2023 Bike Guides, here is a depiction of what I would consider “higher end” priced bikes (over $2500). These are all bikes we can order for you and have ready to roll in a week (and sometimes less!), depending on availability. Bikes are listed in price order. Pricing shown is MSRP, please add sales tax (8.875) and 1/3 shipping (generally around $35).
See the rest of our 2023 Bike Guides below:
- Part 1 “Bikes Within Reach (under $1500)
- Part 2 “Mid-Range Bikes” ($1500-$2500)
- Part 3 “Higher End Bikes” (over $2500)
- Part 4 “ Cargo Bikes and E-Bikes”
- Part 5 “Mountain Bikes”
I know there are many cheaper options available online. however, buying through a bike shop has many advantages including bike quality, brand integrity, cost of ownership (repairs, warranty, etc), and the safety of having the bike professionally assembled. With bikes, almost more than anything else, you get what you pay for.
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Kona Rove LTD $2599
Picture sunny gravel roads lined with fields, pastures, fences, and views for days. That’s where this bike is home. The Rove LTD is everything you’d expect from a bike made for going the distance across mixed surfaces. This gorgeous Butted Cromoly frame features a tapered headtube, our Rove Verso Full Carbon flat mount disc fork with the ability to carry a host of gear. You can’t find a bike this pretty with spec this nice at this price. It’s a bike afficionado’s value bike. The Rove LTD is the perfect blend of function and aesthetics and is ready for your next adventure.
Marin Headlands $2599-$3099
The Headlands takes what we have learned with the alloy Gestalt X line, and brings the spirit to an all-new, full carbon fiber frameset. Modern geometry, generous tire clearance, and sublime ride quality, all combine to make an incredibly capable, lightweight bike that’ll exceed your expectations.
Bombtrack Hook, EXT, EXT C, $2599-$3699
HOOK Which to choose: speed or storage space? You can have both with a Hook. With an able steel frame and carbon fork, this bike is fast and versatile. Size-matched 650B or 700C wheels across the sizes provide control and comfort, while the Shimano GRX groupset and double crankset give you a close ratio with a broad range of gears.
HOOK EXT Are you heading down the path least traveled? For a drop handlebar bike, the Hook EXT seldom faces terrain it cannot handle. A Columbus steel frame, a dedicated carbon fork and a sturdy 27.5’’ wheelset equip the EXT with an armory to ride where other bikes would surely suffer. A Sram 1x11 Rival groupset suitably gives this machine the gears and brakes to match.
The Hook EXT C comes complete with a carbon frame and V2 carbon fork with triple cage mounts for speedier off-road raids. Sram provides the bike’s 10 – 42T XD cassette for a great range of gears, so you can keep the pace high over whichever surface you decide to tear across. Our friends at Hunt handle the hoops, providing the bike with a tubeless-ready Adventure Sport 27.5’’ wheelset
All-City Gorilla Monson, Apex, GRX $2649-$3149
A sweet beast designed for chasing good times, the Gorilla Monsoon builds on All-City’s proven cross geometry to handle camping, dirt touring, and exploring the unknown. Built around 27.5 x 2.4” tires and offered in seven frame sizes, it comfortably accommodates our smallest and tallest riders for long days in the saddle. Features like stealth dropper post routing and full touring mounts round out this elegantly styled steed.
Salsa Fargo Apex 1, $2649
Fargo is Salsa’s steel drop-bar mountain bike that offers a winning combination of multiple wheel size compatibility; drivetrain options ranging from geared to belt drive to single speed; and cargo mounts galore. Set it up as a dreamy do-it-all steel bikepacking rig, or adapt it for each unique adventure—Fargo lets you keep your options open.
All-City Space Horse GRX $2099 (on sale!)
Our most popular and versatile model, the Space Horse has become a bit of a cult favorite through its classic styling and ability to handle just about any task or terrain. Ambitious road centuries, gravel grinding, loaded touring, looking great while commuting — the Space Horse is equipped for it all.
Kona Sutra LTD, $2699
he Sutra LTD is one of those bikes that just changes everything. You thought you were a mountain biker, but you find yourself sneaking off on adventures and enjoying the drop bars on the LTD. You thought you were a roadie but find yourself absolutely destroying singletrack when no one else is looking and suddenly getting rad is all you wanna do! That’s the best part about the Sutra LTD—it broke the mold of what a bike has to be. It’s got bigger tires, burlier construction, and enough mounts to hold a horse. But who needs a horse when this is your horse?
Salsa Vaya GRX 600, $2749
Backroad explorer. Light tourer. Spirited commuter. Vaya is all of these things and likely many more depending on who’s in the saddle. With a lively, comfortable custom-butted steel frame plus ample tire clearance for handling any road surface, Vaya is the way even if you don’t know the destination yet.
Salsa Journeyer GRX 810 1x, $2799
Journeyer is Salsa’s workhorse road and gravel adventure machine. This versatile platform is a gateway to gravel riding. The confidence of its redesigned aluminum frame and carbon fork attracts mixed-surface riders, while its cargo capacity appeals to bikepackers. Journeyer’s fender mounts, rack mounts, wheel size compatibility, and handlebar options suit riders seeking a do-it-all bike.
Jamis Renegade C2 C1 $2999-$3999
Since 2014, the Jamis Renegade Series has been defining versatility in modern adventure bikes. The key is a finely tuned frame and fork design that maximizes handling and comfort whether you’re road riding with 28mm tires, adding a rack and fenders for commuting on 32’s or exploring the backcountry wilderness fully loaded up on 37mm rubber.
Kona Libre CR, CR/DL $2999-$3799
The Libre CR is for the rider that knows exactly what they want in their gravel bike. You want a double ring for maximum gear range. You want easy-to-manage disc brakes. You want the ability to carry a ton of stuff, even if it’s just an occasional need. You want that carbon frame and Verso carbon fork that is stiff, light, and tracks well over anything. You want all of this without breaking the bank. Bingo! We’ve got you covered. Whether bike packing, ripping the local gravel roads, or out on an epic summer-time century, the Libre CR is fast, efficient, and comfortable across any terrain.
Bombtrack + ADV, $3399
BEYOND+ ADV For rides that go the extra mile, you cannot compromise on weight – or comfort. The Beyond+ ADV packs 29’’ tires, free-spinning gearing, and a range of handling positions thanks to the vast sweep of a Jones H-Bar handlebar. Low profile geometry provides standover for technical riding while improving handling when ridden loaded. The double-butted steel frame, accompanied by a tapered BPC carbon fork, cuts weight without losing comfort or control. Mounting points allow an array of cargo-carrying opportunities; the bike rounded off with a 10 – 52T cassette and Magura Trail Sport brakes mean only the edges of a map will hold you back.
All-City Cosmic Stallion GRX, Rival AXS $3499-$4049
The All-City Cosmic Stallion is ready for any gravel and any distance. From fast sprints to all-day gravel epics, this race-ready steel machine sets a new standard for beauty and functionality. Thoroughly modern, classically styled, all on a lightweight disc-brake frameset.
Niner RLT Steel $3149-$6299
The RLT 9 Steel is for the purist, the rider who’s after the classic aesthetics of smooth, supple steel. Whether it’s on pavement or gravel road, this bike craves long adventures. With plenty of room for all your gear, the only thing stopping you from your next ride is your imagination. Go ahead, take the ride of your dreams with the RLT 9 Steel.
All-City Zig Zag 105, Ultegra $3249-$4449
The Zig Zag is All-City’s answer to what a Modern Endurance Steel Road Bike should be. Elegant and eye-catching, it’s a ripping-fast and efficient machine built to shield the rider from road chatter and unnecessary fatigue. Designed for speed, style, and maximum comfort, the Zig Zag allows riders to go further, faster, and have more fun.
Niner RLT RDO, $3399-$6599
Rather than designing a no-fun, no-frills, uber-light and too-stiff carbon chassis for our newest RLT 9 RDO, we built you a bike that you’ll want to ride all the time, to any place. With extra tire clearance, multiple fitments for accessories and cargo, plus slick frame features and a smooth ride, you can pedal it and be happy - anywhere and everywhere, not just on your Strava segments.
Salsa Stormchaser GRX 810 1x SUS, $3549
Stormchaser is Salsa’s gravel bike for any and all conditions. Ample tire clearance and the single speed-compatible Alternator Flat Mount dropout system will see you through the muddiest rides. Equipped with a suspension fork and dropper post, the Stormchaser GRX 810 1x SUS lets you get rowdy with your route choices.
Salsa Cutthroat GRX AXS $3599-$8399
Cutthroat is Salsa’s Tour Divide-inspired bikepacking machine. With a lightweight, efficient carbon frameset, ample tire clearance, and thoroughly thought-out mounts for all of your ride and camp essentials, Cutthroat is equally suited to setting records or seeking R&R.
Salsa Warroad C Rival, Ultegra Di2 $4599-$7999
Warroad is Salsa’s endurance all-road bike built to perform on-road, while being fully capable of off-pavement pursuits. It’s the bike for riders who don’t define a road ride by the surfaces they travel. Endurance all-road geometry, Class 5 frame Vibration Reduction System, dual wheel-size compatibility with a wide range of tire fitments, and a variety of mounting options set the Warroad apart.
Salsa Warbird C GRX AXS, $4599-$7999
Warbird is Salsa's gravel race bike, built on years of experience racing in some of the nation’s premier gravel events. Its carbon fiber frameset, our carefully-honed gravel race geometry, and plentiful mounts for water, tools, and accessories make Warbird a top contender in the gravel bike world.
Ritte Satyr, Starting at $5050
The Satyr’s custom blend steel tubeset is stiff where you need it, but tames the trail chatter in a manner that only steel can accomplish. Featuring size-specific wall thicknesses, tube diameters, and butting profiles specially selected and blended.
Versatile build options - 1x or 2x, mechanical or electronic, 11sp, 12sp, or even 13sp
Up to 700c x 50mm or 650b x 2.2" tire clearance
Mounts for fenders, cargo, and three bottles
Niner MCR 9 RDO, $5149-$8349
By adding our CVA full suspension to a dedicated gravel bike platform, we’re blending the confidence and control of a cross-country race bike with the efficiency, fit, and responsive handling of a gravel bike. The result is a drop bar bike with superior comfort, power delivery, and pure, unadulterated fun.