From the Tour de France to a recreational Sunday ride, road bikes span the complete spectrum – covering every rider, style, and performance need. Road bikes have a lightweight frame typically made from aluminum or carbon-fiber with narrow wheels and tires, and are made for speed, agility and efficiency. They’re designed for fitness nuts, event riders and competitive riders.
So how do you go about selecting the right road bike for your needs? Start by asking yourself some questions. What style bike do you ride now? What bikes are your friends riding? What’s your budget for a road bike? Keep in mind that road bikes are designed for pavement riding and speed. So if you’re friends are looking to climb mountains, you might want to consider a mountain bike.
The single most important part of buying a road bike is getting the bike that fits you perfectly. You’ll want to pay attention to the seat height and horizontal positioning, reach and drop to the handlebars, and body angles in relation to the bike. The more comfortable you are on your road bike, the less aches and pains you’ll endure. It also enhances your pedalling efficiency and bike handling so you can better enjoy your riding. It pays to have get professional fitting services. Just ask us and we’ll take care of you.
The biggest factor impacting road bike costs are the frame material you select and the overall quality of its components. We carry bikes from the industry’s top suppliers: Trek, Felt, Jamis, Cervelo, and Argon18. Stop by and take a test drive and see why a road bike might just be the perfect choice for you cycling needs.