Road Bikes

The term road bike is used to describe bicycles built for traveling at speed on paved roads. Some sources use the term to mean racing bicycle. Other sources specifically exclude racing bicycles from the definition, using the term to mean a bicycle of a similar style but built more for endurance and less the fast bursts of speed desired in a racing bicycle; as such, they usually have more gear combinations and fewer hi-tech racing features. Certain of these bicycles have been referred to as ‘sportive’ bicycles to distinguish them from racing bicycles.



Road bikes compared to other styles of bicycle

Compared to other styles of bicycle, road bikes share common features: The tires are narrow, high-pressure (100 psi or higher), and smooth to decrease rolling resistance.


The handlebars are bent (“dropped”) to allow the rider position to be leaned forward and downward, which reduces the forward vertical cross sectional area and thus highly reduces the air resistance.


They usually use derailleur gears; however, single-speed and fixed-gear varieties exist.

Where to buy?

Which is the best road bike for racing? There are several bike shops in Hanoi where you can buy a road bike. Whether you look for a cheap road bicycle or a very expensive road bike you will find one in Hanoi. Hereunder is our list of bike shops where road bikes are for sales.

Viet Thang Cycles Shop

887 Bach Dang, Hai Ba Trung Hanoi.

Hot Bike Shop

244 Lac Long Quan, Tay Ho, Hanoi

24h Bike Shop

269 Khuat Duy Tien, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi

Top Bike Shop

167 Xa Dan, Dong Da, Hanoi

Toan Thang Cycles Shop

121 Nhat Chieu, Tay Ho, Hanoi

Fx Bike Shop

223-225 Hoang Hoa Tham, Ba Dinh, Hanoi