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Road Bikes - Compare Prices
A stylish white and blue paint job teamed with Shimano Sora components, the RL2 offers bags of practical features along with great ride comfort.
A compact chainset and wide ratio cassette makes tackling hills a breeze while precise handling makes descending them even easier
Frame: Liz A, triple butted hydroformed 7005-T6 aluminium
Fork: Liz A, 24t HM unidirectional carbon, tapered aluminium steerer
Note: Image shows 105 groupset, this bike comes with Tiagra 4700 drivetrain
Genesis 2015 Equilibrium 30 Bike Pearl White 56cm
Marin Gestalt 3 2017: High end gravel bike for the long distance set
6016-6066 butted aluminium frame
Naild Navlt Carbon thru axle fork
SRAM Rival 1x11 speed gearing
Forged alloy/ Marin 700c wide rim wheels
Schwalbe G-ONE Evo 700x30c tyres
SRAM Rival hydraulic disc brakes
Marin & FSA finishing kit with carbon seatpost
Take any road or trail you choose
Genesis Zero .1 2015: High performance sport level carbon road bike
Lightweight, stiff carbon fibre frame and forks
Shimano Tiagra 10 speed drivetrain
Powerful caliper brakes from Shimano
Versus/ Shimano alloy wheels
Continental UltraSport II tyres
Genesis alloy finishing kit
Santa Cruz Stigmata CC 2018: Fast, furious andfun!
Full carbon CC frame and forks
SRAM or Shimano 11 speed gearing
DT hubs with WTB or DT rims
SRAM or Shimano hydraulic disc brakes
Maxxis 700x 35 or 40c tyres
WTB, Easton, Cane Creek and Zipp finishing kit
Absolutely the best cross bike on the planet
Road bikes, as the name suggests, are designed entirely for road use. Any off-road use is strongly discouraged as it will be incredibly difficult and is likely to damage the bike. Road bikes are not strong enough to withstand the jolts and other excessive forces which off-road bikes take in their stride.
The narrower and smoother tyres of road bikes makes them much faster on the road than an off-road bike could manage. Over the same journey, at the same speed, you will be much more out of breath trying to use an off-road bike on the road instead of using a dedicated road bike.
Most road bikes are specialist speed bikes which are not necessarily designed for comfortable family cycles on a Sunday afternoon. However, others in the category are much more relaxed than "racers" and could be considered to be bordering on hybrid bikes.
Lighter parts and accessories will allow greater speed or greater efficiency but make sure that you aren't sacrificing strength for lighter products.