The Road Bike has undergone many revolutionary changes over the years, with new designs, materials and models being released which push the boundaries of speed and handling. The competition amongst the road bike industry leaders is felt most in the design and manufacture of Aero Bikes. At Westbrook Cycles, we stock and supply an excellent range of Aero Bikes from the world’s leading cycling brands, such as Scott, Cannondale & Giant.
In the quest for the fastest possible bikes, bike manufacturers created road bikes which are so light that they fail to meet the minimum weight requirements to qualify for UCI racing. The Aero Bike is the next innovation in the battle for the quickest bike, focusing not only on being incredibly lightweight, but also focusing on battling one of the worst elements for any road cyclist to battle - wind. The frame of a road bike can contribute to a fifth of total wind resistance, and aero bike frames effectively reduce the effects of wind resistance on a bike frame to effectively nil.
An Aero Bike can be easily distinguished by it’s design. Typically, Aero Bikes will have tubing which appears wide from the side - but incredibly skinny when viewed from the front. Components on the bike are also designed to minimise wind resistance and drag. These cleaner and tidier frames provide the best possible performance on the roads, and are the product of countless hours of research and design, with engineering times using wind tunnels to perfect aero bike designs.
Riders looking at Aero Road Bikes will almost always choose Carbon Fibre as their frame material - providing an incredibly strong, lightweight and comfortable frame material. Carbon Fibre is often the only frame material which can be molded into the extreme frame shapes and designs of aero bikes. The design of these Aero Bikes is what draws many people towards them, speed freaks love the designs of Aero Bikes - with their extreme designs and angles looking fantastic.
The design is not just about looking good - the headtube on aero bikes are lower and shorter than normal road bikes, which pushes the rider into a streamlined body shape. A lower centre of gravity and a more aerodynamic rider shape further benefits the quest for speed. As well as a more aerodynamic riding position, aero bikes also have a larger gear ratio to allow quicker speeds. Deep wheels are also used to further reduce drag, with road bike wheels and tyres being responsible for 7% of total bike wind resistance.
You can view our complete range of Aero Bikes online above - and if you have any questions about the collection, please do get in touch and we will be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. As a preferred stockist for many big bike brands, we are continually adding aero bikes to our collection, so be sure to check back if you cannot find exactly what you are looking for.
Once you have found the right aero bike for your requirements, ordering online could not be easier and your aero bike will be delivered to your chosen delivery address.