Road bikes are built to go fast. With stiff, light frames and skinny tyres and materials ranging from aluminium to ultra light and aero carbon fibre bikes.
Aluminium bikes are generally aimed at beginners, commuters and sportive riders. Carbon framed bikes are normally aimed at riders looking for the extra edge whilst racing, training or even on the local club run. Prices generally run from under £1000 for aluminium framed bikes with lighter, smoother components and over £1000 for a carbon framed bike.