Purchasing a new 2022 road bike can be a big decision for many people! Do I consider a carbon frame? Or do I go aero? Should I consider discs or go for tubeless-ready wheels? Our simple advice would be:
What do you want from this bike? To improve your fitness levels or just meet up with your mates for a weekend jaunt at a slower pace.
We’ve chosen 6 of our favourite road bikes from our 2022 collection and tried to cover all the questions about drop-bars, light-weight, skinny tyres that may be on your mind.
The Langma Advanced Pro Disc features a re-engineered lightweight aero frame which blends stiffness and compliance, enabling riders who want to race to do so! Like all brands under the Giant/Liv pedigree, it's built from the ground up for female riders at the heart of the design.
With its Giant SLR-2 36 Disc WheelSystem and Giant Course 1 Tubeless tyres, you will be able to conquer every climb you take on. While the Shimano Ultegra Advanced-Grade Composite discs with full-composite carbon fork will bring you to a complete stop when necessary.
Whether for the love of the climb, the rush of the descent or everything in between. The Langma Advanced 1+ Disc is ready with its re-engineered lightweight aero frame will have gliding over those challenges thanks to its fully-composite carbon fork, Giant SLR-2 36 Disc WheelSystem and Giant Course 1 Tubeless tyres. Liv have updated truncated ellipse tubing reduces wind drag and boosts sprinting efficiency while the composite frameset delivers a powerful stiffness-to-weight ratio.
The TCR is Giant's lightweight all-rounder, while the Propel is its aero bike. This frameset was developed to give road racers and riders greater climbing capabilities, aerodynamic efficiency, and sprint stiffness for race-winning performance, thanks to an exceptional stiffness-to-weight ratio and enhanced aero tube shaping.
In varying weather and road conditions, integrated disc brakes provide smooth, powerful stopping ability and modulation for increased control. Flat mounts and redesigned thru-axles improve overall handling, whilst increased frame and fork clearance allows for up to 32mm tyre diameters.
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The Giant Defy Advanced Pro 2 features a low bottom gear for endurance, cooling Ice-Tech rotors, and several Giant-branded accessories. The carbon bar, D-profile seatpost, and carbon wheels with 32mm tyres are included. The Pro 2 Giant wheels are built on a new 42mm-deep hookless rim that makes tubeless tyre installation simple and tyre sealing a breeze. Hookless rims are also stronger and lighter than traditional rims, which justifies their low weight.
More consistent braking is achieved with Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc brake integration, which includes flat mounts and 12mm front and rear thru-axles. The Contact SL D-Fuse handlebar and D-Fuse SL composite seatpost help absorb road shocks and vibrations.
Specialized's Roubaix has demonstrated that 'Smoother is Faster' with seven wins at Paris-Roubaix. Smooth, on the other hand, has come with certain concessions up to this point. By incorporating a groundbreaking Future Shock 2.0 that provides you more control on rocky roads, the all-new Roubaix Comp now delivers compliance without compromise.
A redesigned Pavé seatpost delivers the most balanced Roubaix to date, with aerodynamics that match the Tarmac and a 'Rider-First EngineeredTM' frame that sheds weight.
In the entry-level road bike industry, corners are frequently made to meet price points, but the Allez redefines what it means to be ""entry level."" The Allez is the first in its class to make these technologies available to everyone, focusing on weight, refinement, and reliability like nothing else in its class. Whether you're new to road cycling, commuting, or looking for a new bike, the Allez is as adaptable as it is performance-packed.