A road bike, is a bicycle designed for road cycling according to the rules of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).
The most important characteristics about a racing bicycle are its weight and stiffness which determine the efficiency at which the power from a rider's pedal strokes can be transferred via its drive train and to its wheels. To this effect racing bicycles may sacrifice comfort for speed. The drop handlebars are positioned lower than the saddle in order to put the rider in a more aerodynamic posture. The front and back wheels are close together so the bicycle has quick handling. The derailleur gear ratios are closely-spaced so that the rider can pedal at his or her optimum cadence. Other racing bicycles, especially those used in time trialling prioritize aerodynamics over comfort.
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The smoother, faster S-Works Roubaix SL4 features a super light and stiff FACT 11r carbon frame with tapered head tube, Zertz vibration dampers, and full internal cable routing—the same frame that Tom Boonen rode to win the 2012 Paris-Roubaix. Equipped with Pro-Tour proven Dura Ace Di2 components, Specialized SL FACT carbon cranks, and Roval Rapide CLX 40 wheels.
Combining the heart of the world’s best road bikes with a flat-bar, urban-friendly form, Sirrus Limited redefines the notion of versatility. The super light FACT carbon frame and fork (both with Zertz) is stiff, fast, and highly compliant.
The stiff, light, race-inspired Allez Sport offers great acceleration and handling—perfect for an aspiring racer, or as a first road bike if you’re just getting into the sport. 9-speed Shimano Sora and light, strong wheels for high-end performance at a serious value.