There Is A Road Bike For Everyone
...and Wheelworks has them all
When shopping for a road bike, do you want to find the bike that best fits your needs, or just the bike that is in stock? At Wheelworks we know that there is much to be considered when it comes to purchasing a road bike, and we are here to provide you with expert advice. At any given time, we have many road bikes in stock, built and ready for you to test ride. When you visit us, you can test ride different sizes, styles, and brands - all in the same place. Don’t know if you are medium or large? No problem. Not sure what the differences between a performance bike and a touring bike are? We’re happy to share our knowledge about the all the road bike variations. Looking into the differences between Pinarello, Cervelo, Specialized, or Bianchi? Let’s chat. Our staff lives and breathes road bikes, both personally and professionally, and we’re eager to share our passion!
Road bikes are known to be lightweight and efficient. The handlebars are distinctive, drop style, allowing the rider to position themselves for the least amount of resistance so that they can hit top speeds and eat up long distances.
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Things To Consider
We recommend knowing how much you want to spend before you begin shopping for a road bike. The entry level price for a road bike is typically around $1,000. At this price point, you get a good bike to begin riding. Beyond entry level models, road bike prices can quickly climb up to $2,500 - $3,000, especially once you start looking into full carbon bikes. After considering the frame material, you can have other features such as electronic shifting and carbon wheels that will add up. Depending on the specific components of your bike, prices do enter the $5,000+ range.
What style of riding will you be doing?
Are you looking for a do-it-all road bike, or a specialist machine like a race bike? It’s important to take the time to think about how you will be using your new bike, so we can help you find exactly what you are looking for.
Sizing and Fit
We do not recommend sizing yourself. Although sizing is fairly straightforward, fit is everything when it comes to buying a road bike. We highly recommend scheduling a fit appointment prior to purchasing your bike. You could buy the best bike in the world, but if it doesn’t fit your body properly, then it is about as useful to you as a flat tire.
Clothing and Accessories
Once you have the perfect road bike picked out, it’s time to think about the riding essentials - your clothing and accessories. Shoes, helmets, cycling-specific clothing, water bottle cages, bike computers, power meters, bags, and more are all part of your road bike purchase. It’s important to think about these accessories ahead of time and factor them into your budget. Even if you are just starting out, these are the essentials that will make or break your ride. It’s important to think about them from the start.
We’re Here For You
If this sounds like a lot to think about, that’s because it is. Luckily we are here to help. Our friendly sales staff is here to assist you with your next purchase no matter how big or small. We are experienced professionals, and we’ve seen every scenario you can imagine. Our goal is to make your bike-buying process easy and stress free as possible. Give us a call, email, or stop by today to get started. After all, the sooner we help you find the perfect bike, the sooner you can pedal into your next adventure!