Road bike shoes are generally constructed to accept Look style cleats, which is the standard 3 hole pattern. That shoe bolt hole configuration will also accomodate Shimano, Time, Ritchey and other popular cleat designs. One key factor in choosing road cycling shoes is the stiffness of the sole. A road bike shoe will have either a plastic laminate type of sole, or in better quality bike shoes, a carbon fiber sole. The choice of sole material plays a big part in bike shoe prices, since carbon soled road bike shoes will cost more. The idea is that you want a stiff contact between your road bike shoe and the pedal in order to enable the best and most efficient energy transfer. A bike shoe sole that flexes equates to lost power, which is power you'd rather put into your bicycle pedals. The upper material for road bike shoes is generally leather, though sometimes it may be a man-made material. You want a blend between a long-wearing, durable road bicycle shoe upper and one that has good ventilation and can stand up to various weather conditions. Riding in wet road bike shoes is inevitable, but you want your bike shoes to at least do their best to repel excess water. As well, many road bike shoe models have vent ports on the bottom of the shoes which allow for water to drain, or more typically, for sweat ventilation. The QBike selection of road bike shoes has been created with serious cyclists in mind. Most of our bike shoe model listings have molded heels, weather-resistant uppers, and functional vents to let you ride longer with more comfort. We have the best bike shoe prices for the top cycling shoes from: Sidi, Northwave, Shimano, Pearl Izumi, Carnac, Adidas and lots more. You'll find that road bike shoes come in a wide range of colors and styles, and there is something to be said to riding with your choice of style and feeling good about the cycling shoes on your feet. To ride in fine style and with comfort, our road bike shoes listed here give you many options. Additional features you should consider are: no-slip grips, quick-locking lace systems, powerful soles, breathability, overall bike shoe weight, and padded tongues. Click on the road bike shoes listings below to view additional product specs and to get more information. Shop for Sidi, Carnac, Adidas, Nike, Shimano, Lake and other top brand road bike shoes and find the lowest prices.