Nashbar 105 Road Bike
Ride it like you stole it is how the latest Nashbar 105 road bike rolls. Why? Because when you tell your friends and bike buds the price you paid for this sweet ride - replete with an awesome aluminum frame, full carbon fork, and 11-speed Shimano 105 components -- the consensus will be that the hit to your bank account was criminally low.
Sure, carbon fiber may win the weight weenie wars, but a well-built aluminum frame is nearly as light, plenty stiff, built to last, and is much kinder on the wallet. The Nashbar 105 road bike sports a custom-butted aluminum frame with sculpted tubes and a tapered 1 ⅛" to 1 ½" headtube that rides and performs like your very own pocket rocket. There's a full carbon fork with the corresponding tapered steerer tube fork that inspires confidence courtesy of its rock solid and utterly predictable handling. Aesthetic-wise, too, the 105 road bike hits it out of the park as its black paint job with white accents flat out looks super-sharp.
Shimano's new 105 groupset delivers a perfect 10 for value, craftsmanship, and performance as it makes the leap to 11-speed. You'll be blown away by how well this stuff works as so much functionality, precision, and reliability has trickled down from big brothers Dura-Ace and Ultegra. The shifter/brake levers, front derailleur, rear derailleur, and cassette all fly the 105 11-speed flag and if these parts were logo-free you'd be hard pressed to distinguish their performance from its much higher-priced Shimano siblings. The FSA Omega compact crankset is a perfect complement to the Nashbar 105 bike's ethos as it's where fashion meets function, combining sleek styling with robust industrial design elements in a robust, aluminum package.
Shimano's engineering excellence extends into the world of wheels as well and with the jump to 11-speed they've introduced the new RS010 wheelset. Their 24mm-deep aluminum rims reduce rotating mass while at the same time maintain plenty of stiffness for sprinting and accelerations. The radially-laced 20-spoke front wheel slices through the wind while the 24-spoke, 2x rear wheel can stand up to all the watts you can generate. Strong and tough, these hoops are just perfect for being put through the paces day-in and day-out. There's no skimping regarding rubber, too, as Hutchinson Nitro 2 tires are a true all-around, all-weather performer with a durable compound and a compliant, resilient casing.
So what are you waiting for? There's no time like the present to up your road riding game with the best deal around in the Nashbar 105 road bike.
- Aluminum frame is stiff, light, and ready to rock
- Full carbon fork with tapered steerer ensures superb steering response
- 11-speed Shimano 105 shifters, derailleurs, and cassette are incredibly reliable and durable
- Shimano RS010 alloy wheelset is rock solid, sports 24mm deep rims, and has 20/24 spokes front and rear
- FSA Omega compact 50/34T crankset with MegaExo bottom bracket is stiff and light
- Alloy stem, bars, seatpost, and brakes perform at a high level and keep weight way down