Road Bikes follow the same key design principles, they are lightweight, they feature dropped handlebars, have narrow wheels and tyres, usually have a carbon fibre fork and do not feature any suspension, either front or rear.
A lot of customers we speak to, are looking to upgrade their ‘beginner’ road bike onto a bike more suited to intermediate riding, one with upgraded components, potentially a carbon fibre frame, and designs which allow greater speed, and more dynamic handling.
Intermediate bikes are usually purchased by those looking to get into racing, or/and those who have been well and truly bitten by the road cycling bug. Because these bikes are designed for customers who already love the sport, naturally the budgets here begin to head into ‘mid-range’ territory.
At Westbrook, we stock and supply an excellent range of intermediate road bikes - all of which have been handpicked from the world’s leading manufacturers of road bikes. They only make it onto our site once we are happy that the bike not only provides excellent performance, but also excellent value for our customers.
Intermediate bikes can have both carbon fibre or aluminium frames, although all have carbon fibre components, such as front forks. Although aluminium is a lightweight material, entry level carbon fibre bikes are some of the top choices for intermediate cyclists looking to upgrade their bike. Although they are more expensive, there are clear advantages when it comes to not only weight saving, but the ability for carbon fibre bikes to soak up vibrations and movement from the road.
Below, are three of what we think are the very best value for money intermediate road bikes available on the market.
One of the most popular endurance bikes that we supply to our customers, this high performance road bike twins Giants very own lightweight composite frame material, to high quality components for a dynamic, high performance ride every time.