Road bicycles are designed with speed and fitness in mind, designed with skinny tyres and dropped down handlebars they are built for speed and efficiency. Originally designed as racing bikes, you will find road bikes used in various competitive racing events. Whilst primarily designed for cyclists riding on regular pavement or flat surfaces for longer distances, road bikes are a popular choice for commuters due to their speed and agility. For commuters road bikes will get you to work faster whilst getting your fitness training in on the way (route permitting). The drop handlebars of a road bike offer you three riding positions from an aggressive more aerodynamic riding position to a more upright position for a clearer view of upcoming road.