Hanoi Road Bike

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Last updated on November 8th, 2019 at 10:19 am

Hanoi Road Bike is our guide about where to buy a road bicycle for bicycle race, bike shop, road bike for tour, rental in Hanoi Vietnam.

The term road bike is used to describe bicycles built for traveling at speed on paved roads. Some sources use the term to mean racing bicycle. Other sources specifically exclude racing bicycles from the definition, using the term to mean a bicycle of a similar style but built more for endurance and less the fast bursts of speed desired in a racing bicycle; as such, they usually have more gear combinations and fewer hi-tech racing features. Certain of these bicycles have been referred to as ‘sportive’ bicycles to distinguish them from racing bicycles.


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Riders used to wider tires and a more upright position may find this bike style uncomfortable and somewhat hard to handle. Time in the saddle usually eases these concerns.

Road bikes compared to other styles of bicycle

Compared to other styles of bicycle, road bikes share common features:

The tires are narrow, high-pressure (100 psi or higher), and smooth to decrease rolling resistance.

road bike tyre

The handlebars are bent (“dropped”) to allow the rider position to be leaned forward and downward, which reduces the forward vertical cross sectional area and thus highly reduces the air resistance.

hanoi road bike handlebar

They usually use derailleur gears; however, single-speed and fixed-gear varieties exist.

road bike derailleur gear
How to use road bike gears efficiently

They either use disc brakes or rim brakes (although there might be technical differences, for example road bike calliper brakes use shorter and wider pads than mountain bike cantilevers)

road bike break

The bicycle is of a lightweight construction.

Hanoi road bike how to choose?

Before starting your search at Cycling Hanoi or other bike shop in Hanoi, consider these questions:

  • What style of bike will you ride in Hanoi?
  • What style of bikes do your friends ride and advise you to get?
  • What is your budget?
  • What will you need the bike for?

Our bike specialist can give you the details on frame materials, frame geometry and components, so use this article as a starting point to help you have a more informed discussion.

Where to rent a road bike in Hanoi?

At Cycling Hanoi we have only Giant Anyroad bicycles to rent out at the price of USD 15 per bike per day. Giant Anyroad bicycles are not the best bikes for road cycling. But they can be used for both road cycling tour and mountain biking tour. A copy of your passport and a deposit will be required.

We recommend Giant anyroad bikes for Vietnam mountain biking tours such as Ha Giang loop cycling and Northeast Vietnam mountain bike tour. On a bike tour around Hanoi, the road bikes are generally less comfortable than other types of bicycles (mountain bikes with flat bars). Treks are much better for cycling around Hanoi.

If you participate in a bicycle race in Vietnam you should bring your own road bike or use a proper road bike such as Giant TCR, Propel or Liv (women)…

Where to buy a road bicycle in Hanoi?

Looking for best bike shops in Hanoi? Which is the best road bike for racing in Hanoi? Hanoi road bike tour? There are several bike shops in Hanoi where you can buy a road bike. Whether you look for a cheap road bicycle or a very expensive road bike you will find one in Hanoi. Hereunder is our list of best road bike shops in Hanoi.

Viet Thang Cycles Shop

887 Bach Dang, Hai Ba Trung Hanoi.

Hot Bike Shop

244 Lac Long Quan, Tay Ho, Hanoi

24h Bike Shop

269 Khuat Duy Tien, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi

Top Bike Shop

167 Xa Dan, Dong Da, Hanoi

Toan Thang Cycles Shop

121 Nhat Chieu, Tay Ho, Hanoi

Fx Bike Shop

223-225 Hoang Hoa Tham, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

Please note the information about the bike shops above may change without prior notice. Please contact us for updated information.