Maantiepyörät

Maantiepyörät

Discover our road bikes, built in germany

Race

Competitive advantages built-in - light, fast, aerodynamically-optimised race bikes for training and competition at the highest level

Endurance

Perfect for long hours in the saddle! These endurance road bikes offer you the right level of comfort for long stretches thanks to their balanced geometry and high-end features.
  • BLEND

    BLEND

    This bike makes it easy for you to get started.
    alkaen 1 249,38 €
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  • REVEAL AL

    REVEAL AL

    The aluminium road bike made for long distances
    alkaen 1 926,69 €
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  • REVEAL

    REVEAL

    Uncompromising design specially for long distances
    alkaen 3 437,62 €
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Which bike suits you best?

Road

XLITE 06 Frameset

3 125,02 €

approx. 1.75 kg Race Frameset
for customised projects

XLITE

from 3 646,03 €

from 6.9 kg

Race & Performance
Very athletic cycling posture

XLITE UNLTD KITTEL EDITION

from 9 377,14 €

from 7.0 kg

Race & Performance
Very athletic cycling posture

XLITE UNLTD

from 9 377,14 €

from 6.9 kg

Race & Performance
Very athletic cycling posture

Endurance


BLEND Road 1 249,38 € from 10.0 kg Gravel & Road Bike
Makes it easy for you to get started

ROSE REVEAL AL Endurance Rennrad Farben Icon

REVEAL AL

from 1 926,69 €

from 8.9 kg

Endurance & Speed
Athletic cycling posture

ROSE REVEAL Endurance Rennrad Farben Icon

REVEAL

from 3 437,62 €

from 7.0 kg

Endurance & Performance
Athletic cycling posture


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Consultation

Do you need help?

  • Bike consultation in store In our stores you can take bikes out for a test ride and get advice from our bike experts. To the stores
  • Bike consultation by phone You would like to talk to a ROSE bike expert in person? Just make an appointment and we'll call you back! Book an appointment
  • Bike consultation by email We are happy to help you with all your questions about bikes. Our customer service team is at your disposal and will be happy to advise you. Write an email
  • Road Bike Buyer’s Guide

        The most important facts in brief

    The most important facts in brief

         You should think about these questions before buying a road bike. The following guide will help you find the answer.
    You should think about these questions before buying a road bike. The following guide will help you find the answer.

    What makes a road bike?

    A road bike is a bicycle that is specially designed for high speeds on tarmac roads. It is characterised by its low weight, narrow tyres and a special drop bar for an aerodynamic cycling position. The central, raised riding position enables the rider to transfer power efficiently to the pedals while minimising air resistance. It is the ideal bike for road races and long distances on flat surfaces.

    What types of road bikes are there?

    Road bike category
    Features
    Target group
    Intended use
    Race
    • Particularly lightweight and aerodynamic
    • Agile geometry
    • Athletically stretched posture
    • Focus on speed
    • Experienced and/or performance-orientated riders
    • Race participants
    • Training
    • Competition
    • Fast, demanding tours on tarmac
    Endurance
    • More upright riding position
    • Smooth-running geometry
    • Often wider tyres
    • Partly damping elements
    • Focus on long-distance comfort
    • Beginners and advanced riders
    • Comfort-orientated touring riders
    • Marathon riders
    • Training
    • Long tours with varying terrain
    • Cycling marathon
    E-road bike
    • Support from electric motor
    • Comfort-orientated geometry
    • Mostly wider tyres
    • Comparatively low additional weight
    • Beginners and advanced riders
    • Tour riders
    • Riders who want additional reserves
    • Fitness & weight loss
    • Long and extended tours
    • Many metres in altitude

    What types of road bikes are there?

    Race
    Features
    • Particularly lightweight and aerodynamic
    • Agile geometry
    • Athletically stretched posture
    • Focus on speed

    Target group
    • Experienced and/or performance-orientated riders
    • Race participants

    Intended use
    • Training
    • Competition
    • Fast, demanding tours on tarmac
    Endurance
    Features
    • More upright riding position
    • Smooth-running geometry
    • Often wider tyres
    • Partly damping elements
    • Focus on long-distance comfort

    Target group
    • Beginners and advanced riders
    • Comfort-orientated touring riders
    • Marathon riders

    Intended use
    • Training
    • Long tours with varying terrain
    • Cycling marathon
    E-road bike
    Features
    • Support from electric motor
    • Comfort-orientated geometry
    • Mostly wider tyres
    • Comparatively low additional weight

    Target group
    • Beginners and advanced riders
    • Tour riders
    • Riders who want additional reserves

    Intended use
    • Fitness & weight loss
    • Long and extended tours
    • Many metres in altitude

    Road bike or gravel bike – which one suits me?

    A road bike is primarily designed for use on tarmac and well-maintained roads. It is characterised by a low overall weight, narrow tyres and an aerodynamic riding position. This enables high speeds and efficient power transmission. Road bikes are ideal for long distances on the road and for racing cyclists.

    A gravel bike, on the other hand, is designed for more versatile conditions. For more off-road potential, it has wider tyres, a more upright riding position and more stable handling. At the same time, it is still lightweight and aerodynamic enough to accelerate quickly and reach high speeds. Gravel bikes are ideal for people who like to ride off-road, for example on gravel, dirt or forestry paths.
    Road bike
    Gravel bike
    Weight
    Very lightweight
    Lightweight
    Tyres
    Narrow and without tread pattern
    Wider with a knobby profile
    Off-road
    Road
    Road and moderate terrain
    Riding position
    Aerodynamic
    More comfortable, more upright
    Suitable for
    Long distances
    Road race
    Versatile surfaces
    Gravel race
    Off-road capable
    No
    Yes

    Aluminium vs. carbon frame?

    Road bikes with aluminium frame
    • Cheaper than carbon frames
    • Very hard-wearing
    • Lighter than steel frames, but heavier than carbon frames
    • Good power transmission
    Road bikes with carbon frames
    • Very light, making it ideal for races and long distances
    • Power saving thanks to more efficient shock and vibration damping
    • Ideal power transmission and acceleration

    What is the system weight?

    The weight of a road bike plays a decisive role in terms of the performance a cyclist can deliver on the road. A lightweight road bike makes it easier to accelerate and ride uphill, as less effort is required to move the bike.

    There are various factors that influence the weight of a road bike. First of all, the material from which the bike is made is crucial. Carbon, for example, is a very lightweight and stiff material that is often used for high-quality road bikes. However, aluminium is also used, although these bikes are usually heavier.

    The components of the bike also influence the overall weight, first and foremost the wheels and tyres, but also the groupset, the pedals, the saddle and the handlebar. High-quality components are usually lighter, but also more expensive.

    The weight is therefore determined by the budget, but also by the intended use and personal requirements. If comfort is more important to you and you enjoy riding relaxed tours in your free time, you will pay less attention to weight than a sporty cyclist with racing ambitions.

    Which groupset is right for me?

    In road cycling, doublespeed gears with two chainrings are usually still the first choice. However, it is worth taking a look at the gearing. While performance-orientated riders usually opt for larger chainrings, many also prefer a more compact gearing – depending on the type of rider, the fitness level and the terrain. However, the number of teeth only becomes meaningful if you put chainrings and sprockets in relation and consider both the largest and the smallest gear.

    As with all sporty bikes, electronic gears are becoming increasingly popular on road bikes, but are usually reserved to higher-end groupsets. Thanks to a servomotor in the rear derailleur and front derailleur, the shifting process is particularly fast, reliable and requires no lever force on the shifter. On the other hand, the lower price and the independence from electricity for battery charging speak in favour of mechanical shifting.

    In addition to these visible differences, it is mostly weight advantages that distinguish the higher-quality from the mid-range groupsets. The material quality is often higher and the shifting performance more precise. The top groupsets of the major manufacturers are on an equal footing, even if they differ slightly in terms of philosophy and shifting logic. It is therefore often personal or visual preferences that tip the scales in favour of Shimano, SRAM or Campagnolo.

    What is the right road bike frame height for me?

    The frame size of a road bike is usually specified as the frame height in centimetres. This value is based on the traditional diamond frame with a straight top tube that was common in the past. To find the right frame height for you, you should know your inside leg length and convert it using a simple formula.


    This is how you calculate your frame height:

    Frame height = Inside leg length (in cm) x 0,665


    This is how you measure your inside leg length:
    1. Stand with your back against a wall without wearing shoes.
    2. Place a book between your legs so that it is perpendicular to the wall. It should be positioned as high as if you were sitting on a saddle.
    3. Have a second person measure the height from the floor to the top edge of the book. This is your inside leg length.

    Remember: This figure is only a guideline value. Your ideal measurements also depend on factors like your body proportions and your riding style.


    If you are not sure about the frame size, just visit us in one of our stores. A short test ride is the best way to find out what frame height you feel comfortable with.

    Buy a road bike at ROSE

    If you are happy with your new road bike, we are happy too. And because it takes more than just the bike, we want to give you a good feeling right from the start. Both before, during and after the purchase. Whether with technical advice or practical services. Because cycling can sometimes be exhausting enough. That's why we do everything we can to keep you in the saddle and having fun.

    FAQ

    If I order the road bike, can I still get a bike fitting?
    We do not currently offer professional bike fitting. However, you will receive detailed instructions and tips on how to optimise the contact points on your bike to achieve an efficient and comfortable riding position. However, should you have any complaints, our team will be happy to help you with any questions you may have.
    Are changes to the bike order or customised bikes possible?
    We do not offer any customisation options in the ordering process. However, our advisors will be happy to help you select suitable accessories or spare parts so that you can order and fit them yourself. Some local stores also offer a workshop service for this.
    What is the delivery time for a road bike?
    The delivery time depends on the model and the current demand.
    How is the road bike delivered?
    Your road bike is delivered safely packed and pre-assembled. It only takes a few steps to get it ready to ride. Detailed instructions are included in the package. You can find a short video tutorial here.
    Can I return my road bike if I don't like it?
    Yes, you have a 14-day right of return. If the road bike does not meet your expectations, you can return it. Please note that in this case the road bike should be unused and in its original packaging.
    Is there a warranty on the road bike?
    Yes, we offer a warranty on your new road bike. The statutory warranty period of 2 years applies to bikes.

    We also offer a voluntary manufacturer's warranty for ROSE frames, ROSE forks and selected ROSE wheels: If one of the aforementioned parts is covered by our ROSE Crash Replacement Service (as indicated in its product description) and gets damaged by a crash or broken in an accident, we will replace your ROSE frame, ROSE fork or ROSE wheel with the same or comparable model of our current product range for 50% of the sales price within six years from the date of purchase.
    Where can I buy spare parts for my road bike?
    You can order spare parts for your road bike directly from us. We offer a wide range of suitable components and accessories and will be happy to help you make the right choice.