Road bikes are designed to be ridden primarily on pavement for recreation, fitness, and speed. These are the bikes you see everywhere from the Tour de France to the group road ride at your local bike shop. Road bike technology has developed at a rapid pace, and new bikes are lighter, stronger, more comfortable, and faster than ever before. All Trek road bikes will perform effectively in a wide variety of riding situations, from racing to long distance touring. But each style is designed to emphasize certain rider priorities and be used for a particular type of ride. Determining which style of bike fits your goals is the first step in identifying the one that you’ll most enjoy riding.
Our first consideration
Before any other major bike company was even thinking about designing for women, we released our first full line of women-specific bikes. That was in 2000, and we’ve been refining our women’s product offering ever since. Every Trek Women’s road bike is informed by years of experience considering women from the very beginning.
What makes it WSD?
It’s not just a different paint scheme. The Trek Women’s Specific Design (WSD) badge indicates a product was designed, tested, and developed to address the specific needs of women cyclists we’ve researched throughout the years.
Aside from the pedals, you only touch your bike in two places. And if those places aren’t right for you, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Every Trek Women’s road bike has touchpoints designed for specifically for women, including saddles and handlebars.
Light and fast
A lighter bike is more efficient and faster anywhere you ride, and weight has a major influence on climbing ability. Road bikes shave grams wherever possible so you can race or ride faster and go longer distances with less effort.
Cheat the wind
The wind greatly affects your ability to put down power, gain speed, and hold momentum while out on the road. Road bikes have integrated components and special tube shapes to reduce drag so you can ride with greater efficiency and stay fresh longer.
Ready to explore
While Trek road bikes are pure performance machines, innovative technologies have made them more versatile than ever. Today, Trek road bikes are more capable than ever, and new technologies let you explore rougher surfaces like gravel and dirt roads.
See the world
Touring bikes aren’t designed to win races or set records, unless your kind of record is seeing more of the world from the saddle. These bikes are designed to take you long distances in comfort. Looking for adventure? A touring bike is right for you.
Haul the essentials
Big adventures can require extra gear. Touring bikes have features that make it simple to mount racks, panniers, and other bags so that you can carry everything you need to explore.
Ready for adventure
Touring bikes are built to stand up to the rigors of travel. From city streets to mountain vistas or desert roads, these bikes are built to last.
Ready to race
Cross bikes are designed for cyclocross racing, a growing and beginner-friendly discipline that involves racing skinny-tire bikes on circuit courses that are primarily off-road, on grass and sometimes on trails.
Tough and capable
Features like treaded tires and disc brakes make CX bikes most at home on dirt, grass, gravel, and mud. In the off-season, it’s easy to swap the treaded tires for slicks for a more efficient ride on pavement.
World Cup Champs
Trek cyclocross bikes have been piloted to World Cup victories thanks to their dialed geometries, light weights, and other race-ready features.
Ultimate aero performance
Tri bikes take the aerodynamic benefits of integration and special tube shaping to an entirely new level. In a sport without drafting, these advanced aerodynamics give you the ability to cut through the wind for an ultra-efficient ride.
Put down power
Triathlon bikes are designed to transfer all of your power onto the road. They are exceptionally stiff, making them ideal for long, relatively flat stretches of road.
A triathlon bike is the best choice if your primary interest in cycling is to train for triathlons and race in them. For riding that’s not as tailored to a specific purpose, a more traditional road bike is likely a better choice.