Road or race bikes have overall a sporty look, thin tyres, a short wheelbase and dropped handlebars. They are light and designed for speed but not as strong as a mountain bike or a hybrid. They will not stand up to any off road work and are only meant for use on smooth surfaces. If you have plans to enter triathlons, charity rides or commute to work over tarmac these are ideal. Road bikes come in various sizes for all sizes of riders and more than any other bike style sizing is very important. These bikes with their dropped handlebars give the rider three choices of riding style depending on where they hold the handlebars. Within Road bikes you have 3 types/styles
1) Race aimed at the competing cyclist for road racing and time trialling
2) Sporitif aimed at the less serious cyclist who still wants performance but at a slightly lower level, ideal for charity rides, keeping fit etc.
3) Touring Bikes these tend to come fully equipped with guards, carriers front & rear, slightly bigger tyres for comfort and a relaxed frame geometry. Perfect for those long journeys whether it is 100’s or 1000’s of miles they make excellent commuting cycles.
Road bikes offer a fast way of getting from A-B with the minimum of hassle. We have a huge range of road bikes from leading brands such as Trek, Felt and Raleigh, and now Form so if you see something you like give us a call or send us an email today!!