Why Choose A Road Bike?
Designed for speed, road bikes are the ideal choice for cyclists searching for racing, commuting, or leisure cycles. However, not all road cycles are made equal and there are numerous different bicycles with different advantages. For example, a performance bike, a cyclocross bike, or a single speed bike.
The Different Styles Of Road Cycles To Choose From
If you’re unsure what style of road bicycle is best suited to your needs, here’s some quick advice to give you a helping hand. However, if you would like more specific advice, please feel free to get in touch with one of the cycling experts at AW Cycles.
- Performance Road Bikes
When searching for a bicycle to help you reach your next personal best, it is essential that you choose a bike built and designed with performance in mind. In our performance category, we carefully select the best models at different price points, taking into considering the geometry of each bike. So whether you’re searching for a bicycle for track racing, or if you’re looking to boost your speed on your commute to work, our selection of performance bikes are the ideal choice.
- Comfort And Distance
When cycling a long distance on road, comfort and reliability are essential. If you’re interested in touring you’ll need a bicycle that is designed for carrying heavy roads with special features to avoid pedal-to-luggage conflicts, perhaps even multiple mountain points, especially for bottle cages so you can stay hydrated whilst riding your bicycle on long distance journeys.
- Track Bikes
As their name suggest, track bicycles (also known as single speed bicycles) are designed with only one gear in order to provide an uncomplicated way to cycling on a track. However, this does not mean that they are only of use for cyclists who cycle on indoor tracks; they are also very useful for commuters. With regards to commuting on a track/single speed bicycle you enjoy peace of mind as the changes of mechanical failure are greatly reduced as a result of being equipped with a single gear.
- Time Trial
When speed is your number one desire, there’s no substitution for a time trial bicycle. These bikes are designed with the ultimate goal of performing a specific course in the fastest time possible. Bikes in our time trial range include models with aero wheels, and bar end shifters, enabling the rider to maintain a strong aerodynamic position. Additionally, with bikes to suit a wide range of budgets, reaching your next personal best need not cost the Earth.
If you’re searching for a road bike but you enjoy cycling off road, perhaps a cyclocross bicycle is best suited for you. A cyclocross bike is a bicycle made for road racing on mud. These bikes utilise drop handlebars, roar gear systems, road wheels, and frames which mostly resemble a road bicycle. However, in order to meet the needs of road racing on mud, they differ with regards to geometry, as a cyclocross bike will have shorter top tubes, more upright positions, and clearance for wider tyres and cantilever brakes.
This design also makes cyclocross style bicycles ideal for the use on the road during winter months, as they provide the cyclist with a durable, long lasting bicycle for winter road conditions.
Join The Reading Cycling Community
If you would like to improve your fitness, cycling is a fantastic hobby to help you get active and include more exercise in your day-to-day lifestyle. However, one of the difficulties often associated with adding more exercise into your routine is finding the time to exercise.
We understand that not everyone has the ability or the time to cycle to work. So if you’re searching for likeminded individuals and you live in the Reading area, why not join the Reading cycling community and take part in the next upcoming AW Cycles event?
Purchase With Peace Of Mind With No Fuss Returns
We are committed to providing our customers with both high quality cycling products and high standards of customer service. That’s why there’s no red tape and no fuss when you purchase cycling products from our online store. If you need to return anything purchased from our website, just post it back with the returns form included with your order.
It’s important to remember that if you visit our team in store, you can take the bicycle for a quick test ride. Additionally, our staff are on hand to adjust a bicycle you purchase to make sure that it is optimised for you and your unique riding style. Also, our team of cycling experts will be happy to provide you with advice and assistance choosing the bicycle that best suits your needs.
If You Have Any Questions, Please Get In Touch With Our Team
Our team of experts are on hand to answer any questions you have regarding the cycling products that are available for purchase on our online store. So if you need assistance finding a bike on our website that’s right for you, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of the AW Cycles team. Our team of cycling experts will be happy to assist you with your enquiry.
You can speak to a member of our team by calling 0118 946 3050, however if you would prefer to visit us in store, our address is, 110 Henley Road, Caversham, Reading.