A sportif does everything a road bike does but race, unless you like to race with fenders, use the advantage of long reach caliper brakes for wider tires, or surprise your friends with a bike that looks well-mannered for the weather but goes as fast as you can. When you order a Sportif we talk not only about the way you want to ride but also about important, practical needs like tire size, fender clearance, and brake options. The Sportif design emphasizes all-weather options as well as practical and simple solutions for all-day riding. You can be confident your bike will be comfortable but also capable for speed, great on smooth roads, grass, and even gravel. This is the bike for all roads and all seasons, not a tourer or for heavy loads but just right for about everything else.