Good for: Long distance rides | Fitness training | Amateur sportives
Price Range: £400 - £7600
SPORTIVE BIKE FEATURES:
- Comfortable frame geometry
- Less upright than a Flat Bar Bike but more so than a Race Bike
- Carbon forks for precision handling and to reduce vibration
- Advanced tech with robust materials
- Drop Handlebars
Sportive road bikes are the perfect style for long distance rides, fitness training or friendly sportive events. With a sleek and slender lightweight frame and skinny low friction clincher tyres, Sportive Bikes make riding on the road a dream. Plus, with a range of models available for beginners right through to dedicated roadies, there’s a model to suit everybody’s ability and experience.
Sportive Bike frames are made from a variety of materials from lightweight carbon fibre and titanium through to aluminium and steel, and generally speaking, the geometry of the bike creates a more upright riding position compared to racing road bikes, with more emphasis on comfort than aerodynamics. With carbon forks you’ll get less vibration through the handlebars and you’ll find acceleration easier, plus you’ll significantly reduce the amount of weight you’ll have to drag up the hills! The components are usually of a fairly high spec but some riders may opt to upgrade the chain set and wheels as they gain more experience on the bike and want to improve their performance.