The Open Road


The wind at your back, the warm sun on your skin, smooth tarmac beneath your wheels, and the perfect bike propelling your forward. From the open roads to the criterium circuit, a well chosen and perfectly fit road bike elevates you from mere traveler to master of the pavement.

Whether you're riding in a charity ride, triathlon, group hammer fest, or a local race, we can help you choose the right bike from tried and true brands to get you rolling fast. Trust in the CBC staff to draw on their years of road riding experience to make your road or triathlon bike purchase simple and painless.

Shop Road

We carry brands that we love to ride. Choose a brand below for more information.


Our bike guides are designed to highlight specific product offerings and give cyclists a reference point in a particular bike category. In addition to the bikes in our guide we carry a wide range of bicycles to accomodate riders of all styles and abilities.

Performance Road

Good

Specialized Allez

A great entry level road bike offering, the Allez Sport has an aluminum frame, carbon fork with aluminum steerer and a 9-speed Shimano Sora drivetrain. This is a great bike on a budget and will perform well on the road or in entry level race situations. Cannondale and Felt offer excellent entry level options as well.



Better

Cannondale CAAD12 105

Cannondale is constantly working to innovate their well-known line of aluminum performance bikes and the CAAD12 takes another step in moving that legacy forward. Exceptional performance in a bike that won't break the bank. Lighter, stiffer and smoother than many elite carbon frames. The CAAD12 offers razor-sharp cornering and aggressive race positioning, while the lively, communicative ride-feel is pure Cannondale. Complete with full carbon fork and an 11-speed Shimano 105 drivetrain. Comparable specs and performanced can be found in the Specialized Tarmac.

Tarmac Sport

The Tarmac Sport is a pure and unbridled race machine. It climbs effortlessly, descends confidently, and sprints ferociously. Bottom line, you'll be faster on this bike. With a Shimano 105 11-speed drivetrain and carbon fiber frame, it's the perfect combination of performance and exceptional value. The Cannondale EVO is a great alternative for riders looking for similar build and performance.



Best

Specialized Tarmac Comp Di2 Ultegra

The Tarmac Comp Ultegra Di2 bike is a pure and unbridled race machine. It climbs effortlessly, descends confidently, and sprints ferociously. Bottom line, you'll be faster on this bike. With a Electronic Ultegra 11-speed drivetrain and FACT 9r carbon frame, it's the perfect combination of performance and exceptional value. The Cannondale EVO is a great alternative for riders looking for similar build and performance.



Cannondale EVO Hi-MOD Ultegra

For ultimate performance, the all-new SuperSix EVO strikes the ultimate balance. Its unrivaled blend of light weight, stiffness, aerodynamics and smooth-riding compliance gives you the winning edge on every part of the race course.

Our bike guides are designed to highlight specific product offerings and give cyclists a reference point in a particular bike category. In addition to the bikes in our guide we carry a wide range of bicycles to accomodate riders of all styles and abilities.

Endurance Road

Good

Cannondale Synapse Alloy

The Synapse Alloy's aluminum frame and carbon fork make for a great blend of comfort and performance that will take on all your high mileage rides. Check out the disc version for something with better stopping power and a bit more tire clearance.

Better

Cannondale Synapse Carbon

The full carbon Cannondale Synapse takes performance and comfort to the next level. The perfect choice for all day epic rides, gran fondos, and taking the road unknown, the Synapse Carbon will deliver performance and excellent ride quality on the road.

Best

Roubaix SL4 Expert

The Specialized Roubaix SL4 combines excellent responsiveness and performance in a super smooth ride. With its hi-mod carbon frame and features like the Cobble Gobbler seatpost, the Roubaix SL4 Expert provides the ultimate in comfort without sacrificing the high-end performance of a race bike.

Not sure what your riding needs are? Our experienced staff knows there are thousands of different bikes for riders to choose from. We can help navigate the path to the right bike for you. You can call us at 804-440-2453 email us at bikes@carytownbikes.com for more information and specific bike needs.