Culver Road Bike - 14 Speed

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Experience the freedom of the open road with speed, style, and precision. Culver is our most lightweight road bike, and this bicycle was made for speed – a lightweight aluminum bike frame with high-performance road tires and drop handlebars offer more nimble handling and support a comfortable riding position that can take you to higher speeds. Rule the road confidently with a versatile 14-speed drivetrain, handlebar-mounted thumb shifters for robustly changing gears, and road bike pedals with straps for more efficient pedaling.

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Experience the freedom of the open road with speed, style, and precision. Culver is our most lightweight road bike, and this bicycle was made for speed – a lightweight aluminum bike frame with high-performance road tires and drop handlebars offer more nimble handling and support a comfortable riding position that can take you to higher speeds. Rule the road confidently with a versatile 14-speed drivetrain, handlebar-mounted thumb shifters for robustly changing gears, and road bike pedals with straps for more efficient pedaling.

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Culver Road Bike - 14 Speed | Coastal Blue

6061 Aluminum Frame

Lightweight, rust-resistant

Shimano 14-Speed

Precision shifting you can count on

Handlebar Thumb Shifters

Make gear transitions smooth and precise

700x28C Road Tires

Solid traction, smooth rolling

Threadless Steering System

For precision and control

Drop Anatomic Handlebars

Multiple hand placements for maximum comfort
Features
Aluminum Frame
Lightweight, aerodynamic, and engineered to speed.
Shimano 14-Speed
Shimano drivetrain enables you to comfortably ride faster and make smoother gear transitions.
Handlebar Mount Thumb Shifters
Make smooth and precise gear transitions.
High-Pressure Road Tires
Grooved tires grip the pavement and dispel water for solid traction, rain or shine.
Threadless Steering System
Stronger, lighter, more precise, and easier to maintain.
Drop Anatomic Handlebars
Thoughtfully designed with multiple hand placements for comfort, aerodynamics and control. Pro-tip: grab onto the drops and crouch for reduced drag and increased power with every push.
Caged Pedals
Secure your feet with the included toe clips and straps.
Best for pavement
Pavement
Gravel
All terrain

Best for hilly
Flat
Some hills
Hilly
Mountain
  • Specifications
  • Sizing
  • Financing
  • Assembly & Owner's Manual
Specifications
Specification
Frameset:
  • Frame 6061 alloy classic road ‘double-diamond’ frame, 2 sets water bottle braze-ons, rear rack braze-ons, double rear dropout eyelets, and decals protected by clear-coat
  • Fork Unicrown, high-tensile steel, Threadless 1 1/8", 2x eyelets
Wheelset:
  • Rims Retrospec aluminum double-wall 32H, 30mm apex section, precision machined brake tracks with wear indicator
  • Hubs Aluminum, ball-bearing, 32H, QR Front/100mm & Rear/135mm
  • Spokes 14G stainless steel
  • Tires Retrospec 700 x 28C all-season, P/V valves
Drivetrain:
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano Tourney A070
  • Front Derailleur Shimano Z500
  • Shifters Shimano A050 handlebar mounted thumb shifters
  • Crank Prowheel Alloy 3-piece cranks 2 x 7 - 170mm x 34/50T
  • Chain KMC Z-series 1/2 x 3/32"
  • BB Sealed Cartridge 68 x 116mm
  • Freewheel/Cog Shimano Z500 14-28T, 7S
Components:
  • Headset 1 1/8" (28.6mm) steel, Threadless
  • Brakes Aluminum alloy dual-pivot side-pull calipers & aluminum brake levers
  • Handlebars Alloy Drop Anatomic - 420mm width 25.4mm clamp
  • Grips Retrospec Road Rap
  • Stem Aluminum alloy Threadless 1 1/8"-ext.90mm x -10d
  • Saddle Retrospec Road
  • Seatpost Alloy 27.2mm x 350mm w/integrated seat clamp
  • Seatpost Clamp Aluminum alloy
  • Pedals Alloy/Nylon: High Impact, Reinforced Nylon Resin body, Alloy cage, w/toe-clips & straps, 9/16"
Sizing
Sizing
How to measure my inseam for a bike

Your inseam can help you find the perfect sized bike (measuring it properly is similar to pant inseams but measured a little differently). Here's how they work:

  1. Stand upright with your feet 6-8" apart.
  2. Using a tape measure or tailor tape, measure from the bottom of your foot to the top of the inside of your leg.
  3. Compare your inseam measurement to the standover height of the bike. You should have about an inch of space between your body and the top tube.
SizeHeight RangeStandover Height
45cm - XS 4'9"-5'1" 30.5"
50CM - S 5'2"-5'5" 31"
54CM - M 5'6"-5'8" 32.5"
58cm - L 5'9"-5'11" 34"
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Assembly & Owner's Manual
4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
Based on 27 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 23 Total 4 star reviews: 2 Total 3 star reviews: 1 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 1
Rating
Ratings
27 reviews
  • Jordan G.
    Verified Buyer
    6/8/24
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    An excellent entry into the world of road cycling

    I wanted to start cycling for exercise, and I didn't know where to start. I owned other Retrospec bikes in the past, so I was really excited when I found they make a road bike.

    Assembly was very straightforward, taking me about half an hour. I'd recommend using a ratchet to assemble, as it makes securing some of the screws far easier. I will note that the instructions did not explain how to attach the gear shifters, which is frustrating. However, they were relatively easy to install. I took the completed bike to a local shop to have my assembly checked. They made minor adjustments to the brakes and the derailleur, and I was good to go.

    The bike rides very well, with almost no sounds beyond the wheels turning. For anyone considering this as their first road bike, note that it takes a small amount of care to get on and off and to get adjusted to the narrow frame and tires. Since receiving the bike, I've put maybe 50 miles on it and reached speeds of 20 miles per hour. This bike is more than enough to start cycling. I'd strongly recommend.

  • Easton
    Verified Buyer
    2/9/24
    Rated 3 out of 5 stars
    3 Stars

    It’s a decent bike, but the instruction is very unclear. There was no instruction for mounting the gear shifts, so I just went with my guts. It’s hard to tighten the gear shift into the handle bar using just the equipment Retrospec gives you, so I recommend using a drill to tighten the gear shifts into the handle bar. It’s a beautiful bike, and I will use it mainly to work out around my rural town. Not recommended for city roads.

    Retrospec
    2/9/24
    Hello Easton, Thanks for contacting us, We are sorry to hear you are having issues with your order. Sorry to hear you are experiencing issues with your bike. Can you please send me a photo of how the shifters are installed? Thanks
  • Valerie G.
    Flag of United States
    Verified Buyer
    10/21/23
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Light weight and very cute

    I love this bike. It's very light and has a cool retro look to it that makes me happy. I did remove the toe straps fron the pedals and i thinkk eventually I will replace them all together; that's just my personal preference, though. I will also add that even though the sizing does recommend this model for my height (5'1 ") it's still a bit too big for me and i have to slide off the seat when I'm stopped. (Short girl problems...Definitely not a deal breaker.)

  • Apasill
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    Verified Buyer
    9/6/23
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Durable

    I’ve had the bike for a year now and have taken it on 30+ mile rides, use it to commute to work, and weekend sprint runs to my favorite coffee shop. At first the chain fell off and the pedal gears weren’t changing well, but after having it tuned at my local shop (synergy bike in Dallas, TX) its been amazing!!!

    I would recommend this as a first bike as it isn’t the best in anything but it’ll give you inspiration as to what to get next!

  • Lizzie A.
    Flag of United States
    Verified Buyer
    6/29/23
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Buy it if you're thinking about it

    Love this bike! I don't think I have received more compliments on something ever.

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