Light, fast and agile, our performance road bikes are perfect for taking that local KOM or winning the next crit race.
Racing Bikes and Performance Bikes
Ideal for. Riders who want to challenge their local KOM's, enjoy the sprint to the coffee shop and love to test their limits when it comes to maximum speed will thrive on a performance road bike. These bikes are designed to take a rider to the podium at their local criterium or road race. Sprinting, climbing and speed are a part of these bikes' DNA.
Ideal Terrain. Performance road bikes are at home on the smooth tarmac climbing up towards the top of a mountain and then weaving through the hairpins back down. While bigger tires have made road bikes more comfortable one the rougher roads, they still aren't ideal for any gravel.
Components. Performance road bikes have curved handlebars often referred to as "Drop Bars." Drop bars offer multiple riding positions ranging from comfort while climbing and performance on the descents. Sitting on the hoods (on top of the shifters) gives comfort to the rider during climbing and flat ground. When in the drops (the lower part of the bar), the rider has more control and weight on the front wheel during descents and sprints.
Gearing. With short ratio gearing on the back and compact gears on the front modern road bikes allow riders to maintain optimum cadence in any situation. Performance isn't just going fast; it is just as important to stop quickly and efficiently. Disc brakes are on more and more road bikes because they have better modulation, more power, and amazing consistency.
Frame style. Power is transferred to the ground via stiff wheels, often alloy but can be made of carbon to reduce the stiffness to weight ratio. Light wheels accelerate faster, and some even have a deeper rim depth for aerodynamic gains. Deeper rims can be more efficient or fast in a straight line; you may experience interference from side winds that can cause the bike to go off track. Smaller depth wheels can climb better and are better in side winds.
Tires. Tires were classically thin and measured around 25mm across. In modern times tires are getting wider, up to 32mm on some bikes, because they provide more comfort. Some may say they roll slower; however, thanks to their shock absorption and ability to remain online on rougher roads, bigger tires have more benefits than cons.
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Test your limits and dominate the road with our wide selection of bicycles for racing and performance. These models are ideal for riders seeking speed, agility, and a competitive edge. A performance bicycle is perfect if you often ride on smooth pavement and go on long-distance rides, races, and intense training sessions.
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What Sets Our Road Racing Bikes Apart
Our performance road bike options are engineered with the latest technology, making them second to none on the market. Our suppliers have optimized every detail to deliver unrivaled speed and performance.
Let's delve into the exciting features that set them apart and fuel your need for speed.
These road bikes use lightweight, high-quality components that maximize power transfer and enhance efficiency. They have curved handlebars, often called "drop bars," which offer multiple riding positions ranging from comfort while climbing to performance on the descents.
Every aspect, from the carbon fiber frames to the aerodynamic handlebars, is meticulously engineered to reduce weight and increase speed while allowing the rider more control when climbing or descending.
With short ratio gearing on the back and compact gears on the front, a racing bike allows riders to tackle various terrains and maintain optimal cadence in any situation.
Being able to go fast and stop quickly and efficiently are equally crucial to a bike's performance. Disc brakes give them better modulation, more power, and fantastic consistency, ensuring smooth transitions and efficient power delivery.
The frame style of our performance cycles pushes for aerodynamics, stiffness, and power transfer. Power is transferred to the ground through stiff wheels, often made of alloy but can be carbon, to reduce the stiffness-to-weight ratio.
Light wheels accelerate faster; some racing bikes even have a deeper rim depth for aerodynamic gains. Deeper rims can be more efficient or fast in a straight line, while smaller depth wheels can climb better and are better in side winds.
Performance bike tires are becoming broader in modern times (up to 32mm on some models) because they provide more comfort than the thinner ones (around 25mm across).
Some may say they roll slower; however, thanks to their shock absorption and ability to remain in line on rougher roads, bigger tires have more benefits than cons.
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Bikes Online is renowned for offering top-of-the-line bikes and bicycle accessories for the best prices. Our collection of performance road bikes is the epitome of speed, power, and control.
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Our stellar customer service can help with sizing, specifications, and ensuring your next road bike gets you up the hill fast and back down with a smile.
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