There was a time when a road bike frame was a road bike frame. These days, there seems to be more and more choice, which can be confusing, especially when it comes to choosing the right bike for our hilly terrain, poor road surfaces and windy conditions. The aero road bike is designed to be as slippery as possible whilst retaining light weight and stiffness. Cervelo argue that for most of us, an aero road bike is actually more suitable than a standard lightweight bike – Cervelo – Aero vs Lightweight. The argument of whether an aero road bike, lightweight road bike or endurance road bike is most suitable for the North East roads will rage on, but if you think an aero road bike is for you, we can certainly help you choose the best bike for your needs.
Cycle Art has a choice of 4 aero road bikes in stock (5 if you include the women’s specific version). These include:
The Cervelo S2 – The original and still one of the most desirable. Using Cervelo’s TrueAero tube shapes and SmartWall carbon layup technology, the S2 is a true legend of the Pro Peleton.
Ridley Noah FAST
The Ridley Noah FAST – Ridley are at the forefront of aero technology. Both their Noah FAST aero road frame and Dean time trial frame share many features, including F-Brake (an integrated aero brake), F-Splitfork (which reduces turbulence behind the front fork) and F-Surface (a textured surface on leading edges).
Ridley Noah RS
The Ridley Noah Fast RS – Using trickle down technology from the Noah FAST, the Noah RS offers many of the same features and benefits of the FAST, but with a lower grade carbon and a more traditional rear end and without the F-Brake.
The Giant Propel Advanced – Giant didn’t launch their Propel until they were absolutely certain they had a winner, to the point where the Taiwanese company challenged Specialized to bring their Venge to a wind tunnel for a head to head. Specialized didn’t reply.
The Giant Envie Advanced – Giant are one of the most proactive bike manufacturers when it comes to women’s bikes, and the Envie is Giant’s ladies version of the Propel. Giant essentially adjust the geometry to be more specific for the shape and size of the female rider, and equip the bike with narrower bars, shorter cranks, and a female specific saddle.