Road bicycles are built for traveling at speed on paved roads. Road Bicycles have certain distinct features which distinguish from other types of cycles. Some of these features are:
- The tires of Road bicycles are generally very narrow and smooth to decrease rolling resistance
- The make use of lightweight materials in important components like frame, forks, wheels etc.
- They have an aerodynamic design to reduce drag
A road bicycle offers an addictive riding experience to those who have a need for speed
These days, Road bicycles are steadily gaining popularity amongst cycling enthusiasts in India. The biggest advantage is that prospective buyers are spoilt for choice. If you are looking for a new Road bicycle and have a budget of Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 1,00,000, we urge to consider the following bicycles.
The Defy 5 is an entry level road bicycle from Giant Bicycles that offers good performance at an affordable price. Engineered with ALUXX Aluminium frame, the Defy 5 offers the right combination of speed and comfort.
This entry level road bicycle from Btwin offers excellent value for money. The Triban 5 has great specs (Carbon forks and Sora groupset) and offers a comfortable and versatile ride.
Built on a lightweight alloy frame, the Helios C3 is a comfortable road bicycle that is ideal for both weekend leisure rides and competitive cycling. Carbon forks and Shimano Sora groupset are the highlights of the Helios C3
The Cannondale Synapse Alloy Claris 8 is a reliable and comfortable road bicycle that is ideal for those looking for affordable performance and versatility. This bicycle is equipped with Shimano Claris groupset and is built on an Aluminium frame.
Built on a premium Aluminium frame, the Specialized Allez is a road focussed bicycle that offers top-notch performance. The well-engineered geometry and seamless shifters offer a great ride.
The Cannondale CAAD 8 is a top notch road bicycle that turns riders into cyclists. With its lightest in-class frame and racing geometry, the CAAD 8 offers an enjoyable riding experience.
The Audacio is Lapierre’s entry level road bicycle brand. Calling the Audacio “entry-level” is the understatement of the year as the bicycle delivers great performance.
The Ridley Fenix Alloy shares its design with the more expensive carbon Fenix. As a result, you get the same DNA, the tubes, the internal cables and the tapered head tube at a more attractive price. This race focussed bicycle is ideal for those looking for serious performance but are restricted by budget.
The Fuji Roubaix is an American road bicycle with Japanese roots. The Roubaix is well-equipped and delivers a memorable ride. The cycle is definitely worth considering if you are looking for a high quality, high performance bicycle.
Just shy of Rs. 1 lakh, the Specialized Diverge A1 is an excellent road bicycle with big tire clearance, premium Aluminium frame , carbon forks and Shimano drivetrain. The Diverge A1 allows you to tackle large distance with confidence and ease.