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Conquer serious rides with performance road bikes that combine innovative materials and construction with top-shelf components and parts for those seeking the unparalleled performance on road, gravel, and everything in between.

Performance Road Bikes @ Livermore Cyclery

All New Trek Madone

Light and aero, stable and capable, Trek’s performance road line offers refined machines that ride to win.

Ready to ride @ Livermore Cyclery

The Madone is the ultimate fusion of power, aerodynamics, ride quality, and integration. There are no two ways about it: the first true superbike is a marvel of road bike engineering.

Every detail of Madone is engineered for unprecedented futuristic performance, ride quality, and efficiency, putting every single watt you earn toward demolishing your competition. Some of those leading features include:

  • Advanced aerodynamics
  • Madone sets a new benchmark for aero performance, surpassing every other road bike on the pavement and in the wind tunnel.

  • Madone IsoSpeed
  • The revolutionary Madone IsoSpeed decoupler is fully integrated, offering unparalleled aerodynamics, unmatched vertical compliance, and ultimate ride quality.

  • Ride-tuned performance
  • Fully tested size-specific ride-tuned performance delivers the ultimate balance of speed, power, and handling, no matter what size bike you ride.

2018 Specialized Tarmac

The new Tarmac is the lightest bike Specialized has ever made, and it has outstanding completeness as a race bike. Its handling, regardless of size, is sublime, while its aero advantage slays the competition. It truly is the complete race bike, and it's about to take your riding to a whole new level.

At Livermore Cyclery, it is a favorite race bike for a number of our competitve types and those who want a fast responsive handling bike. Proven at major tours and worldwide as a U.S engineered bike that can lead the way in performance and design.

The Climbing Bike vs the Aero Bike

There is a distinction that can be made in the charateristics, properties and behavior of a climbing desgined and enabled performance road bike (such as the Cervelo R5 and Trek Emonda) and that of the new designs of aero road bike such as the Trek Madone, Specialized Venge and Cervelo S5).

Read Cervelo's thinking behind their race ready choice for the different conditions presented to riders.


The aero frame road bike is a rebirth of a design that has been developed and appeared in various designs and bike models for decades, but the use of lighter materials, be it aluminum, titanim or carbon, with frame layup and shaping of those materials in frame tubes has presented almost unlimited design options for bike manufacturers. Outside magazine was one of many invited to the launch of the new Specialized Venge ViAS in Morgan Hill, California.

ADVANTAGES OF frame weight

Riding a bike with less weight has obvious advantages but their is a point at which that trade-off of weight to strength and aero dynamics becomes just an exercise in futility. Rider fitness and fit position on the bike can have much greater implications. Read on: will a lighter bike make me faster?