If you’re looking for a road bike near you, visit our bicycle shop in downtown Mt. Kisco, NY. We have bikes to fit any cyclist. From the Tour de France to a recreational Sunday ride, our road bikes span the complete spectrum – covering every rider, style, and performance need. Road bikes have a lightweight frame typically made from aluminum or carbon fiber with narrower wheels and tires built for speed, agility, and efficiency. They’re used for fitness nuts, event riders, and competitive riders.
Selecting Your Road Bike
Road bikes tackle all sorts of paved-surface riding. That means city streets, country lanes, cycle paths, mountain passes, and more. These bikes are lightweight and aerodynamic, designed to be fast in a straight line and uphill.
Their frame geometry, components, and handlebar shape lend them to being fast, making them a great racing bike. That's why many cyclists consider road bikes the sports car of the bicycle world.
So how do you choose the right road bike for your needs? Start by asking yourself some questions:
- What style of bike do you ride now?
- What bikes are your friends riding?
- What’s your budget for a road bike?
Keep in mind that road bikes perform best for pavement riding and speed. If you decide one is right for you, you can purchase some of the best road bikes from our Westchester County bike store. Choose from some top brands, including Trek, Felt, KHS, Cervelo, Scott, and others.
You can also select from performance and gravel bike styles.
Other Key Road Bike Considerations
There are some other areas you’ll want to keep in mind when buying a road bike. Each will impact the overall cost of your bike, but can each can greatly improve overall performance.
- Brakes: Most road bikes are now coming spec’d with disc brakes, but some rim braked models are still available if you prefer that.
- Handle bars: Road bikes use dropped handlebars and allow for multiple positions. The bike’s bar width and shape vary so that you can tailor your road bike to fit you perfectly. The handlebars tops, with your hands either side of the stem, are used for steep climbs or cruising. The hoods are the brake lever covers, and provide a comfortable stretch and good leverage for climbing out of the saddle. The drops are the lower parts of the bar, used for a lower position at speed.
- Cassette: Road bikes use gears that are more tightly packed together to help you pedal at ideal speeds. Most road bikes, apart from entry level ones, now have 11 sprockets.
- Derailleurs: Derailleurs change gears, pushing the chain across the cassette sprockets and from one chainring to the other, controlled by the shifters. Most road bikes have front and rear derailleurs moved by cables connected to the shifters. However, some bike manufacturers offer electronic derailleurs.
You can count on Bicycle World NY to have a road bike for sale that makes hitting the road an enjoyable experience.
Our Cycling Shop Has the Road Bike for You
Whether you're looking to upgrade or purchase your first bike, we have a large selection of road bikes at our Mt. Kisco, NY bike shop. We’ll get you set up with a bike fitting. And you can take a look at our wide assortment of cycling gear including cycling glasses, bike electronics, cycling shoes, and a whole lot more!
If you ever run into any issues, we’ll get you back on the road fast. Our bike repair shop was cited as one of the best in the New York area. We can help you with everything from precision tune-ups to smaller bike repairs.
Comments from Our Customers
Technical support is the best in Westchester County. (Perhaps it’s the best in the entire NY metro area.) The proprietor, Eric Marcos, is the finest wrench man this side of the Tour de France. With an engineer’s mind, and the perspective of an accomplished athlete, Marcos is “the guy” you want to tackle ultra precise race-day tunes as well as devise creative solutions for difficult cycling challenges. I live between Manhattan and Aspen, Colorado, and I have found no better mechanic. Whether you’re participating in your first or tenth Ironman triathlon, or just haul your butt up to the top of Mount Washington, Bicycle World is the place to go for relevant advice about your bike and all of its components.