About Road Bicycles
Road bicycles are perhaps the most popular type of bicycle. Road bikes are designed specifically with one thing in mind, SPEED. To achieve this road bikes have lightweight, aerodynamic frames, 700c wheels, drop down handlebars that force the rider into an aggressive aerodynamic riding position and usually an array of gears. The origin of road bikes can be traced back to the late 1600's but road cycling as a competitive sport really only gained traction in the 1800's. Road bikes have remained at the forefront of cycling technology since these times and remains to strive for ever faster, lighter and stronger bikes. Todays road bikes, particularly high end performance bikes feature the pinnacle of racing technology such as carbon fiber frames, rims, innovative gearing solutions and easy to use click in pedals.
Due to road bikes narrow wheels, rigid lightweight frame and aggressive riding position they are only suited to smooth road conditions. Road bikes are particularly fragile when compared to other bicycles again due to their lightweight frame. The race/sport style road bike is by far the most popular type of road bike but there are several other road bicycle inspired bikes such as triathlon/time trial bikes, cyclocross bikes. fixie/track bikes and flat bar road bikes. Most of the previously mentioned bikes are designed with a specific use in mind thought flat bar roads bikes and fixie bikes are slightly more versatile appealing to a more casual style of riding.
Road Bike Types Overview:
Triathlon/Time Trial Bikes
Flat Bar Road Bikes
Popular Road Bike Brands:
There is a huge variety of road bike brands available on the market that manufacture bikes for beginners to professionals. Many of the high end road bike manufacturers specialise solely in road bike production. The list below lists popular road bike brands.
- Search for BMC Road Bikes.
- Search for Orbea Road Bikes.
- Search for Bianchi Road Bikes.
- Search for Pinarello Road Bikes.
- Search for Trek Road Bikes.
- Search for Giant Road Bikes.
- Search for Specialized Road Bikes.
- Search for Avanti Road Bikes.
- Search for Cannondale Road Bikes.
- Search for Malvern Star Road Bikes.
- Search for Jamis Road Bikes
- Search for Scott Road Bikes
If you have any specific questions about Road bikes and the Road bike range, or would simply like to hear more about what makes Road racing and riding so much fun, please feel free to contact us.