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Road bikes

Take the road!

It's no secret that cycling has got more popular over the last few years - which we are delighted about! There is a vast range of bikes for cycling on the road, whether you are doing sportives, racing or club riding there is something for you!

Road bikes are designed to be fast on the asphalt. Light weight frames, thin tyres with little tread and drop handlebars all help towards a slevete and speedy ride..

So, what material frame should I go for?

Aluminium is used as it is strong and lightweight, whilst at the same time cheaper than carbon fibre. It is easy to mass-produce frames in this material, which means it's very popular on entry level road bikes. Road racing bikes are made out of aluminium because it is extremely stiff when made right and stands up to crashes better than most carbon frames. The downside of aluminium is it can be too stiff to be comfortable over long distances, but as a value for money material it's hard to beat.

Carbon fibre has become the standard frame material in recent years for top level road bikes. It can be made into various shapes and sizes to offer different properties for different parts of the frame. Carbon is stiff enough for power transfer yet can take the vibration out of the road to increase comfort and allow the rider to go faster for longer. It is also the lightest material and so can command a higher price tag.

Steel is having a resurgence as a frame material. Used well, modern steel tubing can offer a good trade off between the demands of an aggressive road bike geometry and a comfortable feel that doesn't leave the rider worn out after a short ride. Steel is great for comfort as it's flexible - dealing well with the small vibrations and 'road buzz', as well as the bigger bumps without feeling like all power from the rider is being sapped away. Our steel frames from Condor offer classic styling, paired with contemporary steel alloys and construction methods to create a truly modern road bike in form and function. Another advantage of steel is it can be easily repaired with tubing replaced if the worst happens. You can create incredibly light frames using the exotic steel alloys, although carbon will probably always better it terms of weight saving.

Whatever your choice of frame material, we will have something to suit.
For best results, book a bike fit first: Bike fitting in York, North Yorkshire

 

 

Key Features of Road Bikes

Aggressive road bike geometry
Designed for fast riding
Aluminium, carbon or steel frames
Not designed for luggage carrying or mudguards
Close ratio gearing
Tyre size about 23-28mm

Brands to Consider

Cannondale, Ridley, Colnago, Condor and Genesis.

Alternatives

For shorter/off-road distance - Cyclocross Bikes


Great For...

Fast road riding of any kind. If you're a cyclist that wants to build fitness or make each ride a workout then a road bike will give you the biggest reward for the effort you put in. Also they are the best option if you hold any type of competitive ambition, whether it be road racing or triathlon.

Not Ideal For...

Off-road riding. The skinny tyres suffer on anything other than paved surfaces.

 

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2016 Ridley Helium Dura Ace
Ridley
Road Bikes - Race
£2,749.99


The Ridley Helium and Helium SL framesets deliver stiffness to weight ratios that many other bikes could only dream of. Combining high and medium modulus carbon fibres to give a near perfect blend...

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2016 Ridley Liz Carbon C30
Ridley
Road Bikes - Race
£2,399.99



Ridley supports women’s competitive cycling. Not just for the promotional opportunities it presents, but also because of the valuable feedback these athletes provide to make the product...

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2017 Cannondale CAAD 12 105
Cannondale
Road Bikes - Race
£1,399.99

The CAAD 12 105
The Cannondale CAAD12 "On the lumps and bumps of the gravel farm tracks the CAAD12 was noticeably smoother than its CAAD10 predeccessor." Bike Radar
"A striking look...

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2017 Cannondale CAAD 12 105 Disc
Cannondale
Road Bikes - Race
£1,699.99

The CAAD 12 105 Disc
The Cannondale CAAD12 "On the lumps and bumps of the gravel farm tracks the CAAD12 was noticeably smoother than its CAAD10 predeccessor." Bike Radar
"A striking...

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2017 Cannondale CAAD 12 Dura Ace Disc
Cannondale
Road Bikes - Race
£3,699.99

The CAAD 12 Dura-Ace
The Cannondale CAAD12 "On the lumps and bumps of the gravel farm tracks the CAAD12 was noticeably smoother than its CAAD10 predeccessor." Bike Radar
"A striking...

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2017 Cannondale CAAD 12 Frameset
Cannondale
Road Bikes - Race
£0.00

The CAAD 12 Frameset
Cannondale's CAAD 12 is where Cannondale's premium aluminium road offering begins - a racer through and through. Featuring Cannondale's highly sophisticated and highly rated...

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2017 Cannondale CAAD 12 Ultegra
Cannondale
Road Bikes - Race
£1,999.99

The CAAD 12 Ultegra
The Cannondale CAAD12 "On the lumps and bumps of the gravel farm tracks the CAAD12 was noticeably smoother than its CAAD10 predeccessor." Bike Radar
"A striking...

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2017 Cannondale CAAD 12 Ultegra Disc
Cannondale
Road Bikes - Race
£2,399.99

The CAAD 12 Ultegra
The Cannondale CAAD12 "On the lumps and bumps of the gravel farm tracks the CAAD12 was noticeably smoother than its CAAD10 predeccessor." Bike Radar
"A striking...

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2017 Cannondale CAAD Optimo Disc 105
Cannondale
Road Bikes - Race
£1,199.99

The CAAD Optimo 105
The all new Optimo is described as the perfect gateway bike - with features derived from the acclaimed CAAD12.

It makes for a nice halfway point between the Synapse and the...

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2017 Cannondale CAAD Optimo Disc Tiagra
Cannondale
Road Bikes - Race
£999.99

The CAAD Optimo Tiagra
The all new Optimo is described as the perfect gateway bike - with features derived from the acclaimed CAAD12.

It makes for a nice halfway point between the Synapse and the...

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2017 Cannondale Super Six Evo 105
Cannondale
Road Bikes - Race
£1,799.99

The SuperSix EVO 105

The SuperSix EVO is the ultimate road racing machine. Designed to be the perfect blend of all the key factors of performance - weight, stiffness, strength, compliance,...

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2017 Cannondale Super Six Evo 105 Women's
Cannondale
Road Bikes - Race
£1,799.99

The SuperSix EVO 105 Women's
The SuperSix EVO is the ultimate road racing machine. Designed to be the perfect blend of all the key factors of performance - weight, stiffness, strength, ...

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2017 Cannondale Super Six Evo Disc Ultegra
Cannondale
Road Bikes - Race
£2,799.99

The SuperSix EVO Disc Ultegra
The SuperSix EVO is the ultimate road racing machine. Designed to be the perfect blend of all the key factors of performance - weight, stiffness, strength, ...

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2017 Cannondale Super Six Evo Hi Mod Disc Ultegra
Cannondale
Road Bikes - Race
£0.00

The SuperSix EVO Hi Mod Disc Ultegra
The SuperSix EVO is the ultimate road racing machine. Designed to be the perfect blend of all the key factors of performance - weight, stiffness, strength, ...

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2017 Cannondale Super Six Evo Hi Mod Disc Ultegra Di2
Cannondale
Road Bikes - Race
£4,699.99

The SuperSix EVO Hi Mod is the ultimate road racing machine. Designed to be the perfect blend of all the key factors of performance - weight, stiffness, strength, compliance, handling and...

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2017 Cannondale Super Six Evo Hi Mod Dura Ace
Cannondale
Road Bikes - Race
£6,499.99

The SuperSix EVO Hi Mod Dura Ace
The SuperSix EVO is the ultimate road racing machine. Designed to be the perfect blend of all the key factors of performance - weight, stiffness, strength, ...

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2017 Cannondale Super Six Evo Ultegra
Cannondale
Road Bikes - Race
£2,099.99

The SuperSix EVO Ultegra Women's
The SuperSix EVO is the ultimate road racing machine. Designed to be the perfect blend of all the key factors of performance - weight, stiffness, strength, ...

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2017 Cannondale Super Six Evo Ultegra Di2
Cannondale
Road Bikes - Race
£3,199.99

The SuperSix EVO Ultegra Women's
The SuperSix EVO is the ultimate road racing machine. Designed to be the perfect blend of all the key factors of performance - weight, stiffness, strength, ...

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2017 Cannondale Super Six Evo Ultegra Women's
Cannondale
Road Bikes - Race
£2,099.99

The SuperSix EVO Ultegra Women's
The SuperSix EVO is the ultimate road racing machine. Designed to be the perfect blend of all the key factors of performance - weight, stiffness, strength, ...

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2017 Genesis Zero Disc 1
Genesis
Road Bikes - Race
£2,199.99

The Genesis Zero Disc 1 is the Tiagra-equipped model at the entry point of the range of Genesis all-carbon road bikes, now with awesome Shimano hydraulic stopping power.
The Genesis Zero Disc 1 will...

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2017 Genesis Zero Disc 2
Genesis
Road Bikes - Race
£2,399.99

The Genesis Zero Disc 2 is the Shimano 105-equipped model at the entry point of the range of Genesis all-carbon road bikes, now with awesome Shimano hydraulic stopping power.
The Genesis Zero Disc...

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2017 Genesis Zero Disc 3
Genesis
Road Bikes - Race
£2,899.99

The Genesis Zero Disc 3 is the Shimano Ultegra-equipped model at the top of the range of Genesis all-carbon road bikes, now with awesome Shimano hydraulic stopping power. The neat integration of...

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2017 Genesis Zero Disc i
Genesis
Road Bikes - Race
£3,299.99

The Genesis Zero Disc i is the electronic Shimano Ultegra Di2-equipped model at the top of the range of Genesis all-carbon road bikes with awesome Shimano hydraulic stopping power. The neat...

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2017 Genesis Zero Z1
Genesis
Road Bikes - Race
£1,699.99

The Genesis Zero Z1 is the 10 speed Tiagra-equipped model at the top of the range of Genesis rim-braked road bikes. Shimano Tiagra is reliable, efficient, easy to use and affordable.
The Genesis...

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2017 Genesis Zero Z2
Genesis
Road Bikes - Race
£1,999.99

The Genesis Zero Z2 is the full Shimano 105-equipped model at the mid-point of the range of Genesis rim-braked road bikes. Shimano 105 groupset delivers race-ready performance  and efficiency of...

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2017 Genesis Zero Z3
Genesis
Road Bikes - Race
£2,299.99

The Genesis Zero Z3 is the Ultegra-equipped model at the top of the range of Genesis rim-braked road bikes. Shimano Ultegra delivers performance and feel fit for a pro, at a manageable price.
The...

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2017 Ridley Noah SL Ultegra
Ridley
Road Bikes - Race
£3,599.99


The Noah SL Ultegra offers you a Pro team ride for a fraction of the cost of the real mccoy. Fitted with a full Ultegra groupset, with a minor concession in the 105 cassette, the performance of...

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Colnago C59 Frameset
Colnago
Road Bikes - Race
£2,999.95

The C59 Italia is the pin­na­cle of the Colnago range. A cus­tom made 100% car­bon fibre rac­ing machine designed, built and painted in Italy. With a frame weigh­ing...

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Colnago Master X-Light 2014
Colnago
Road Bikes - Race
Frameset £2199.99

The Colnago Master X-Light is the iconic frameset which leaps to mind when the word Colnago is mentioned. A timeless classic, a work of art, a unique blend of engineering design and aesthetic...

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Condor Acciaio
Condor
Road Bikes - Race
Complete builds from £1349.99

Acciaio is the Italian for 'steel' - whose ride quality of steel still remains the benchmark to which all other materials are gauged. Condor has worked with steel ever since they started in 1948, and...

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Condor Classico
Condor
Road Bikes - Race
Complete builds from £1399.99

The Classico is for those who appreciate the value of artisan craftsmanship. Lugged and brazed Dedacciai heat treated steel tubing, it's immaculately finished in classic livery. Top it off with...

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Condor Pista Frameset
Condor
Road Bikes - Race
£649.99

The Pista forms an important part of Condor's recent history. It's named after the Italian for track, but as Condor themselves admit, they really should have come up with a broader singlespeed name,...

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Condor Super Acciaio
Condor
Road Bikes - Race
Complete builds from £1899.99

The Condor Super Acciaio is one of a kind, the result of Condor returning to their roots. Using their experience from development of the carbon Leggero race bike used by their pro race team, Condor...

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Condor Tempo Frameset
Condor
Road Bikes - Race
£649.99

The Tempo is based on Condor's best selling Fratello - that is to say, sporty, but practical. It's a single speed mount that features forward facing dropouts that will allow you to remove the wheel...

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