Road Bikes For Sale
Our road racing bikes are lightweight speed machines. Perfect for longer or faster rides (Triathlons, Aids Life Cycle, San Diego, etc).
Our road bikes are made from lightweight materials such as carbon fiber or aluminum alloy, and are tuned-up for your perfect ride. We can get you fitted on the best bike for you, and will select a bike based on the terrain you want to tackle. Whether you're looking for tough climbs and steep descents, a classic California ride along the Pacific Coast Highway, or loaded touring with a rack and panniers, we have a great road bike for you.
What is a Road Bike?
A road bike might be better described as a road-racing bicycle. Meant for speed and distance, a road bike typically has drop handlebars and narrow, slick tires and wheels. They're meant to be as light as possible, which these days often means carbon fiber or aluminum frames and wheels. Some road bikes are made the old-fashioned way with chromoly steel frames, but they're all meant to be lightweight and put your body in a position more akin to running than walking on your bicycle.
Road bikes have come to encompass an entire category of bicycle. It's meant as opposed to mountain bikes, but it's not strictly enforced by the bike police. A road bike can be anything from a lightweight racer to a long-distance touring bike with racks and fenders. Many cyclists use their road bikes as day-to-day commuters, as they're fast and fun. They can be high-tech with electronic shifting and disc brakes, or classic and simple machines.
If you're looking to get into cycling as a sport, you might want to consider getting a road bike. Whether your goals include, fun, training, weight-loss, commuting, competing in a cycling race, triathlon, an alleycat, or taking on a long-distance ride, that's what a road bike is made for.
Most road bikes now have what's called clipless pedals, as opposed to older road bikes which had toeclips. So modern road bikes now use pedals that attach mechanically to special cycling shoes. But it's a free country and you're welcome to put flat pedals, or old-fashioned toeclips, on your road bike. Many people are initially uncomfortable with shoes that clip into pedals. Clipping in and out requires some practice, but it provides benefits to a cyclist like a faster possible cadence, or pedal-rotation, and greater comfort over longer distances. Clipless pedals can make a cyclist faster too, so they're recommended if you're riding for speed and training.