Shopping for a high-end road or triathlon bike next year? You can have any colour, as long as it’s black…

Yes, next year’s bikes are lighter, stiffer, smoother and more aero than ever. But we noticed another theme while dribbling over some of the new bikes on offer.

Felt AR0

Felt AR0

The top-end bike in Felt’s ‘Aero Road’ line looks like a proper Batbike. But would the caped crusader be clued up enough to notice that it’s 100g lighter than the 2010 model? And would he be prepared to splash out the estimated £8,000+ required to buy one? www.feltbicycles.com

Cervelo R5Ca

Cervelo R5Ca

Though not light in colour, the Cervelo R5Ca frame tips the scales at just 675g. This extremely limited edition frame is built by the company’s engineers in California and has a tapered headtube – which the company say offers the best balance of comfort and stiffness – as well as their new BBright (B.B.Right) bottom bracket, wider on the non-drive side to balance out pedal stroke and give maximum stiffness for weight. www.cervelo.com

Storck Fenomalist Di2

Storck Fenomalist Di2

We didn’t hang around to find out how much the updated Storck Fenomalist with Shimano Di2 would cost… www.storck-bicycle.de

Museeuw MC TT

Museeuw MC TT

We found surprisingly few full-on tri bikes in go-faster black, but the Museeuw MC TT had dressed up for the occasion. www.museeuwbikes.be