Cycles carries a large selection of entry-level to
mid-range road bikes for riders who aren't ready to
plunge into the premium road bike world quite
yet! “Entry level” is a phrase that refers to a starting point, so don’t let that
term fool you into thinking Smart Cycles doesn't
take "starting point" bicycles, and the
riders interested in them SERIOUSLY!
an entry-level to mid range road bike from SMART
Cycles has great advantages. Our
experience with high-end road bikes, custom bikes,
precision bike fitting, and equipment selection ALL
benefit you greatly as you set out on your new road
road bikes lead the industry in design, development
and dollar-value. GIANT offers two
"lines" of road bikes. The DEFY bikes
are more upright, comfort-oriented, and more
versatile - by way of having wide gear ranges that
include very low gears for easy pedaling on any
terrain. The Giant DEFY models range in price
from $849 to $1499.
TCR racing bikes are renowned worldwide as
"cutting-edge" in materials, design and
performance. The TCRs are more aggressive and
race-like when compared to the DEFY models.
Some of the TCR bikes are full-on race machines.
the DEFY and TCR lines are available in aluminum,
carbon, and in some cases a combo of both aluminum
and carbon. WOMEN'S
models are called the AVAIL
and are also a key component of the Giant bike
line. So then, no matter what your style,
speed...or gender....SMART CYCLES is the source for
your road cycling needs!
A Giant TCR Alliance Mens
(pictured above) - Fast, aggressive,
responsive! Many of the TCR models are race
ready in equipment as well as geometric
configuration. If SPEED is your game, a TCR
will get you where you need to be FAST!
WOMEN'S AVAIL does what the MENS models
does, but it does it better for most ladies! A
shorter head tube, longer top tube, narrower bars,
and shorter stem are coupled with longer crank arms
and longer seat tube to accommodate the typical
female's proportions. (Read
more about Women's bikes here to learn more
about women's bikes.)
DEFY models are all about comfort,
versatility, stability, and keeping you smiling for
miles and miles...no matter what your speed
or purpose is! A longer wheelbase, taller head tube,
shorter cockpit and wide gear ranges are all
characteristics of the DEFY bikes. ONE test
ride on a GIANT DEFY reveals quickly how great these
bikes are for people looking to expand their
pedaling on the pavement!
GIANT AVAIL LADIES MODEL! - Bikes
like the GIANT AVAIL have shown themselves to be great
"springboards" into nicer equipment.
We have many customers that have been happily riding
AVAILs for years! But, some folks who start out
with an AVAIL and get hooked on road biking quickly
come back and buy a high-end, custom bike within a
few months. This is a testament to the quality
of the AVAILs. Many of our customers who
graduate into high-level gear tell us how important
their first bike was to them!
BIANCHI ROAD BIKE INFO
is no more recognizable color in the road bike world
than the Celeste Green that has become known as
following quote comes right from the Bianchi
Website: "...we make it available in 9
sizes because we never really believed that you can
fit everyone properly by offering only 3 or 4
sizes.." We read that and came up
with a quote of our own: "SIGN US
UP"!!! Bianchi bikes provide a
perfect option for riders who want all the benefits
of the higher-level Italian bikes we sell, but at a
lighter price range. But don't be
fooled...Bianchi's high end bikes are awesome too!
line of road bikes is legendary. Certainly no
longer the small, custom shop that once was nestled
into cramped quarters in Italy, Bianchi is a big
company these days...but they remain true to their
roots and to the foundation that the brand was built
on. Eduardo Bianchi would be proud.
also has the honor and distinction of being THE
OLDEST BIKE BRAND in the world. At 126
years and counting, Bianchi's longevity is a huge
milestone in this day and age of 'here today...gone
They build their bikes in the
Italian Stage style. This means the bikes are
FIT Conscious, ride with great STABILITY, and offer
the cyclist every chance to be COMFORTABLE for long
trips over varying terrain. Bianchi also has a
full line of bikes made from Carbon Fiber, Titanium,
and the latest Aluminum tube sets that offer
low-weight, comfort, durability and long lifespan!
we created the Eros some years ago as a sensible
steel-framed triple-chainring road bike, its stable,
high-performance ride was a hit, particularly with
recreational century and charity riders. Today’s
Eros is the same as it ever was, only better. The
goodness starts with the Reynolds 631 frame (the
same foundation as on the Vigorelli and Imola),
extends to the carbon fork and Campagnolo components
(including 30-speed hill-taming gearing), and keeps
rewarding you ride after ride.
also has 3 very nice women's bikes. The Donnas
are available in 42, 46 and
50cm. Not all women's bikes are created
equal. It is clear Bianchi's are designed with
more thoughtful input than is found at a one-day 'pow-wow'
held at some hotel's conference room. Bianchi
has 126 years of data to work with.
True to the Italian ways, Bianchi believes that the
road is the only true laboratory!
The Via Narone C2C Sora
is as exciting an entry-level road bike as there
is. You can buy one of a few BIG NAMES out
there, but this bike (under $1000) is the antidote
to the 'cookie cutter" approach that the big
commercial companies have employed for so long.
The Via Narone C2C
105 model offers sleek, contemporary styling
that blends with traditional Italian geometry.
These new 2010 models are great options for the
rider who looks for classic feel and performance -
but that comes with a more current look and
Bianchi Brava - is back
for 2010. A lower priced steel road bike that
delivers traditional looks and the fantastic ride
that steel has been known for for many year!
Volpe - The all around, do
everything and anything steel road bike.
Perhaps the best example of how a generally simple
bike designed for comfort and function has bucked
the trends of the last 2 decades and quietly massed
many a squadron of very happy cyclists. Steel
is REAL, folks. Ask any Volpe owner!