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Road Bike

Road Bikes

Road bikes (sometimes known in the UK and some other countries as "racing bikes") are lightweight bikes designed for speedy on relatively smooth terrain. These bikes are equipped with narrow wheels and tyres pumped to high pressure, and shaped (including drop handlebars) such that the rider sits in an aerodynamic, stretched-out position. Furthermore the brake-levers and gear shifters are often positioned sich that you can reach them without taking your hands off the handlebars, and hence make speedy gear changes.

Although riding one of these bikes, especially at speed, can be a lot of fun, road bikes are not usually the best choice for urban commuting. The bikes do tend to be relatively delicate, the range of gear ratios may not be sufficient if there are steep hills in your area, and the the brakes may not be good enough for emergency stops.

Another thing to bear in mind is that road bikes don't usually have mudguards, or even the capacity to attach them - as a result, you can't simply hop on your bike in your work clothes and expect the mudguards to protect them. Furthermore, road bikes made not have braze-ons for a carry rack, and even if you can attach a rack directly to the frame, you do need to remember that road bikes are not designed to carry heavy loads.

In short, if you're looking for a sturdy durable bike, then a road bike may not be the best choice for you, and perhaps you ought to consider a mountain bike or a hybrid bike. On the other hand, if you think you'll enjoy zipping through country lanes at speed, then a road bike is the ideal choice.

Here are are some road bikes:

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Vilano Diverse 3.0 Performance Hybrid Road Bike 24 Speed Shimano Disc Brakes


Vilano Diverse 3.0 Performance Hybrid Road Bike 24 Speed Shimano Disc Brakes
  • Performance Hybrid road bike with Shimano components and 700c wheels
  • Disc Brakes for Great Stopping Power
  • Free Pedals Included
Product Description:

The Vilano Diverse 3.0 Performance Hybrid 24 speed bike is great for the commute, group rides, and weekend fun! It features a 6061 aluminum frame and fork. Disc brakes provide plenty of control and stopping power in inclement weather. Includes water bottle mounts and platform pedals.


  • Speeds: 24
  • 6061 Aluminum Frame and Fork
  • Shifters: Shimano EF 51 3/8 Speed, Integrated brake lever
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Tourney TX
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tourney TX
  • Crankset: Triple 42/34/24T with replacable chainrings, alloy crank arms
  • Cassette: Shimano 8 speed
  • Rims: Weinmann 700c
  • Tires: Kenda 700c x 35c
  • Brakes: Disc
  • Handlebar: Flat

Bike is shipped factory direct. Assembly & Tuning are Required. Pedal installation can be tricky, please follow included directions closely.

Aluminum Road Bike Commuter Bike Shimano 21 Speed 700c


Aluminum Road Bike Commuter Bike Shimano 21 Speed 700c
  • 6061 Double Butted Aluminum Frame - Lightweight
  • 700c Doubled Walled CNC Machined Sides
  • Free Pedals Included
Product Description:

This economical road bike is built on a lightweight 6061 Aluminum frame. It features Shimano A050 thumb shifters for convenience. It has mount points on the frame for a rear rack, this bike is an excellent commuter.

Full Specs:

  • Frame: 6061 Aluminum, Water bottle and Rear Rack mount points
  • Fork: Hi-Ten Steel
  • Shifters: Shimano A050 Thumb Rear indexed 7-speed, Front Friction 3-speed
  • Brakes: Alloy Caliper
  • Stem: Alloy 7° Rise
  • Wheels: 700C Double Walled Alloy
  • Saddle: Urban Commuter
  • Brakes: Dual brake levers - Caliper steel
  • Handlebar: Alloy
  • Seatpost: Alloy
  • Pedals: Free platform pedals included

Assembly & Tuning is required.

EUROBIKE Road Bike EURXC550 21 Speed 49 cm Frame 700C Wheels Road Bicycle Dual Disc Brake Bicycle


EUROBIKE Road Bike EURXC550 21 Speed 49 cm Frame 700C Wheels Road Bicycle Dual Disc Brake Bicycle
  • Disc Brake System - Provides long lasting and stronger fasting stopping power than the traditional V-Brake Systems.
  • Aluminum fashion rims and perfect design.
  • Multiple choices give you a colorful ride experience
Product Description:


1. When the bike arrived, you need to install the front wheel, pedals, handlebar, seat and air up the tires. All of this will take about 10-20 minutes.

2. There is a Bike Assemble Instruction included in the package, please read it more carefully before installing the bike and tuning the brake and speed system.

3. If you can't assemble the bike by yourself, please take it to your local bike shop for assistance. But you need pay the assemble fee to them.

4. Pedal threads are different from left side and right side. L / R signs are marked on the spindle of the each pedal, make sure they are assembled on the right side .Thread both pedals into the crank arms as far as you can by hand. Then Fully tighten them with the wrench.

5.All tools are included in the package, no extra tools.

6. 100% Quality guarantee: If you have any more questions or problems, contact us directly for assistance, we are willing to solve problem for you as soon as possible.

sixthreezero Ride in The Park Women's Touring City Road Bicycle with Rear Rack


sixthreezero Ride in The Park Women s Touring City Road Bicycle with Rear Rack
Product Description:

Designed to let you cruise, coast, and climb, the sixthreezero Ride in the Park women's bicycle combines a classic city cruiser frame with a choice of three gearing options — making it ideal for beach journeys, trips to the market, and urban commuting. Featuring lightweight aluminum construction, the women's Ride in the Park has a low swooping frame design for easy step-through entry, plus a seat and handlebar geometry that puts you in an upright, heads-up position.

Offering maximum versatility for a wide range of activities, this stylish bike is outfitted with a comfortable brown synthetic leather saddle and matching grips with classic stitching.

The Ride in the Park women's bike is available in three gearing options:

  • 21-speed Shimano Tourney derailleur and EZ Fire Plus shifter help you tackle demanding street, trail, long distance, and uphill riding. Front and rear handbrakes make stopping easy and precise.
  • 7-speed Shimano external hub allows for a wide range of riding — from leisure to long distance commutes. Includes front and rear handbrakes.
  • 3-speed Shimano internal hub with easy-to-use Nexus shifter enables you to handle longer distances and moderate hills. Includes front handbrake and rear coaster brake.

It also comes with a rear rack for mounting optional baskets or panniers (sold separately), matching full fenders to protect you from splashes and debris, twist shifter for quick gear changes, a 700 x 32C wheel set, and double-walled rims for a smooth ride. This 26-inch bike fits riders from 5 feet to 6 feet, 2 inches tall, and it comes 85 percent assembled.

Designed with comfort, ease, and eye-catching style, sixthreezero bikes offer affordable quality for a vast range of riders.

Murtisol 700C Racing Road Bike Aluminum Frame Commuter Bike 54cm 14 Speed Bicycle

  • SMOOTH RIDE-Features aluminum drop bar (width 400mm) and 700CX54C Full black with tubes and 48mm french valve tires. Exquisite assembly of parts creating an excellent racing experience.
  • GOOD QUALITY-Crank made of 52T 170mm Aluminum and Chain made of Steel 42. Excellent value for money.
  • EXTREMELY SIMPLE TO ASSEMBLE-Assembly is simple by the following instruction.(Notice: While assembly is simple, we highly recommend bringing the bike to a local shop for a safety check/tuning by a qualified bike mechanic)

Goplus Road Bike Commuter Bike Shimano 700C Aluminum 21 Speed Quick Release Racing Bicycle

  • Light Weight: Constructed with aluminum reduces the weight of the bike and offers more benefits on quickness of speed. Easy meet the demands of adding the transferring power, doubling the riding efficiency and bringing an excellent racing experience.
  • Easy Installation: Quick-Release Front Wheels allow you easy to install, disassemble and maintenance, which enables you for convenient parking and storage. Its reasonable price does provide a high-quality performance of the bike itself.
  • Colorful Appearance: It possesses five fashionable colors, respectively black, blue, green, orange and red. Its attractive design meets your demand striving for keeping the pace with style.
Product Description:

Our brand newproduct Aluminum Road Bike is universally acknowledged as an excellent commuterexpert striving for speed, practicability and fashion. The bicycle featuring lightweight and sturdy frame can perfectly stand for the test of time and terrible roadsituations, which satisfies you with premium racing performance and dailyriding enjoyment. Easy installation makes the convenient parking and storagecome true. Don't hesitate to buy it now! It will never fail your zeal forspeed!


  • Strong andLightweight Aluminum Frame
  • FashionableDesign, Racing Appearance
  • Quick Release
  • Enough Power andspeed to meet commuting, racing or traveling needs
  • Shimano 21 speedTZ50 shifter and derailleur
  • Comfortable andAdjustable Handle Bar and seat post
  • Recommendedheight: 5'5"-6'0"
  • Kickstand forconvenient parking


  • Color: Black,Blue, Green, Orange, Red
  • Size: Medium(52cm)
  • RecommendedHeight: 5'5"-6'0"
  • Frame & Fork :Aluminum Alloy 700 c
  • Material ofSaddle: PVC fake leather
  • Handle Stem:Steel 
  • Pedals: Alloy9/16" with ball
  • Spoke:700C*1.5*14G*36H 
  • Front Derailleur:TZ31(Shimano)
  • Rear Derailleur:TZ50 (Shimano)
  • DerailleurShifter: Shimano A050 Thumb 
  • Brake: AlloyCaliper Brake
  • Kickstand:Included
  • Weight Capacity:440 lbs
  • Unit Weight: 32lbs
  • Package Includes:1 x 700C Road Bike 21 Speed w/ Kickstand

Vilano Aluminum Road Bike 21 Speed Shimano

  • Frame: 6061 Double Butted Aluminum
  • Shifters: Shimano A050 SIS Handlebar Mounted
  • Free Pedals Included
Product Description:

This is an affordable entry level 21 speed road bike and one of our best sellers. It features a lightweight 6061 aluminum frame with an integrated headset and a Shimano drivetrain with A050 handlebar mounted shifters

The complete bike weighs in at an impressive 24 lbs, the lightest in it's class. Free pedals are included with every bike!

Full Specs:
  • Speeds: 21
  • Frame: 6061 Double Butted Aluminum
  • Fork: 700c 1 1/8" Threadless
  • Shifters: Shimano A050
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano
  • Crankset: Alloy Triple 50/40/30
  • Wheelset: 700c Doubled Walled CNC Alloy Machined Sides
  • Freewheel: 7 speed
  • Tires:700c x 25c
  • Chain: KMC
  • Brakes: Alloy Caliper
  • Headset: 1 1/8" Integrated
  • Handlebar: Alloy
  • Saddle: Urban comfort
  • Seatpost: Alloy 27.2


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