WHAT ARE ROAD BIKES?
Specifically designed for use on paved surfaces and roads, road bikes at Dolan Bikes come in a range of styles and prices. Whether you’re looking for a lightweight carbon frame or a durable titanium road bike, we’ve created a range to suit both your budget and your needs.
Traditionally, a road bike will have drop handlebars which allow the rider to position themselves lower and be more streamlined with the bike itself, providing a more aerodynamic performance on the road. Road bikes also come with unique narrow and high-pressure tyres that allow for a slick tread which reduces rolling resistance and provides a better grip for the rider.
Do you sell carbon road bikes at Dolan?
Yes, we have four carbon road bikes currently available on our website. Starting at £1,399.99, our carbon road bikes are perfect for a leisure ride, a commuter journey or racing.
What other frame materials do you stock?
At Dolan Bikes, we also offer Titanium and Aluminium road bikes. Both materials are great for durability, prices start at just £1,149.98.
What size road bike do I need?
The perfect sized bike for you can depend on the bike model, your height, weight and other contributing factors. At Dolan Bikes, each bike comes with a sizing guide for you to use.
What is a good average speed on a road bike?
Road bikes tend to have an average speed of between 14 and 18mph.
How to change gear on a road bike?
When it comes to our road bikes, changing gears can be relatively straightforward thanks to an integrated gear change unit. Depending on the design of your bike, there may be variations in design, however, with most designs all you need to do is push the lever sideways until you hear the click.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF ROAD BIKES?
Road bikes come in all shapes and sizes:
Road Race Bikes
These bikes come with a lower riding position in order to decrease wind resistance and reduce the frontal area.
Endurance or Sportive Bikes
Featuring a taller frame, endurance bikes allow the rider to travel longer distances by reducing fatigue.
Built for practicality, these bikes feature a longer wheelbase as well as pannier mounting points.
Disc Brake Road Bike
These bikes come with the popular disc brake, which makes them easier to manoeuvre on the roads thanks to their powerful braking power.
All of these different bikes can be custom built with different materials (carbon, alloy or titanium).
HOW MUCH ARE ROAD BIKES
How much you spend on a road bike will depend on the type of bike you want, the materials used in its construction, and any additional add-on costs. A quality carbon road bike can cost upwards of £2,200 (or even £7,000 for some of our top of the range models with all extras added) whereas a titanium bike will cost around £2,000+.
This can change if you’re looking at entry-level models. Aluminium road bikes can cost around £1,000 while carbon-built entry-level bikes start from £1,400.
YOUR BIKE, YOUR WAY
Our road bikes are fully customisable to make sure you always get the perfect fit for your riding style. We have a size guide for each of our products to help you decide which bike geometry is best suited to your body.
WHY CHOOSE US?
Terry Dolan, the founder of Dolan Bikes, has been crafting bikes since 1977. What started as a passion for repairing and building bikes turned into a brand like no other. Dolan is a trusted name in the cycling industry and can be seen at major sporting events such as the European Championships. We’re proud to support professionals, athletes and newcomers alike.
If you’re not sure which bike is right for you, contact us on 01704 897711 and one of our expert advisors will assist you.