Road bike shoes are typically optimized for performance - they are more aerodynamic in design, use light and breathable materials, and are usually stiffer to provide the most efficient transfer of power. At BikeExchange, we’re help to help ensure you’re equipped with only the best quality for one of the most important, yet often overlooked aspects of your cycling setup.
Check out our guide at the bottom of this page for further information.
The primary purpose of road bike shoes is to provide comfort and improve efficiency. When you are riding, your body and road bike work together to take you places. When you push your foot down on the pedal, any flexing or slipping of the sole of your shoe will translate into wasted energy. Thus, road cycling shoes have stiffer soles and cleats to keep your foot firmly planted and deliver all the power to the bike’s chain without any wastage. In addition, bike shoes are much more comfortable for long rides than regular shoes. Your feet and muscles flex differently when you are on a bike; hence wearing non-specialised shoes might also lead to injuries.
At BikeExchange, you can find a wide range of road bike shoes. We are the world’s leading bike marketplace. With the help of our easy to use UI, you can find the perfect shoe in no time. Apart from having all the basic features of cycling shoes, the road bike shoes we offer are typically optimised for performance. They are more aerodynamically designed and use light and breathable materials, which translate into better performance.
Road bike shoes are designed to be driven only on the road. They have less tread. As a result, their cleat systems provide more surface area and a rock-solid platform. They also have a three-hole cleat system which works only with road bike specific pedals and cleats. Some shoes also have a unique closure system instead of laces. It can be either BOA cables or ratcheting straps. Both of them offer a much comfortable fit than laces and also last longer.
The most crucial factor while buying road bike shoes is finding the right fit. It is tricky because the size of the shoe varies from one brand to another. To get the fit right, you can use the size chart available on the product page. You can measure your feet and use the guide to find out the size of the shoe. If you have any query regarding the size, drop a message with your contact details in the enquiry section to get it resolved. You can also opt for the ‘Click & collect’ purchase method, in which you can order a pair of shoes online and later visit the store to test it out. One thing you should know about road bike shoes is that they are not your typical footwear. Initially, they may seem a little uncomfortable or stiff when you wear them, but the fit gets better over time.
After you have found the right shoes, select the purchase method you are comfortable with. You can then add it to your cart and click on checkout. We also accept different payment methods such as PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, Afterpay, etc. Once you have ordered, you will get a confirmation e-mail to your inbox. Based on your postcode, the delivery will take anywhere between 3 to 10 business days. If you have not received the product within 10 business days, you can reach out to your bike shop to get some tracking information about the order.
If the product is damaged in transit or the size is wrong, you can opt for a return. We offer a 14-day replacement period that starts from the day you receive the product.
Maintaining your road bike shoes is an important step that is overlooked by many. If the shoes are unclean, it increases the probability of an injury. Hence, you have to make sure that you clean them regularly. You can either clean them with a towel or a rag and for stubborn dirt, you can use a brush along with warm water and soap.
Once you have thoroughly washed your road bike shoes, the next step is to dry them. You can remove the footbeds so that they can dry separately. You can pack them in a newspaper and let them dry overnight, or you can use a boot dryer. Apart from cleaning, you should also check your cleats regularly. If they become difficult to release, it is time to replace the cleats. At BikeExchange, we also offer a wide range of cleats. You can find the perfect replacement in no time.
The best part about shopping with us is that you get a two-year warranty period with all the products. If you are looking for road bike frames, you are in luck because most brands offer a lifetime warranty on frames. You can also reach out to your dealer for more information on the warranty.
Apart from road bike shoes, we offer smart watches, bike accessories, cycling clothing, road bike wheels, etc. We also offer a wide range of bikes, including kids’ bikes, commuter bikes, e-bikes, family bikes, and mountain bikes. If you are not sure about the type of bike that would best suit your needs, use the enquiry section or the BikeExchange concierge. All you have to do is answer some questions such as the type of rider, height, budget, etc. and click on submit. We will get in touch with you with a list of bikes that will be suitable for your needs.