A Delve Into the Different Types of Road Bikes
You will ask yourself a couple of questions when it comes to buying a bike. The questions will be who you ride with, the bike you rode in the past that you either liked or disliked and what you would like to do with your new bike. Get a bike that is similar to that of your friends if you will be riding on similar terrains and bikes have different capabilities. To start with, road bikes are used on very smooth roads so that they can be driven quickly. The distinct characteristics are the delicate and thin tires while the handlebars are ‘drop’. They are light and best on pavements but if not used on pavements people find it unstable and uncomfortable. Heavy loads cannot be carried on this bikes.
Cylocross bikes are the next kind of bikes. These are a special kind of road bikes as they can be used on different kinds of roads. On paved, unpaved, grass or glass roads, this bike can be driven. These bikes have the same ‘drop’ handlebars as road bikes. The wide tires are to provide for better off road traction. This bike has a special kind of brake system to prevent mud build up in the frame. They are a favorite of many because they are versatile, durable and they can carry light loads. Touring bikes are the other kind of road bike. They are made for use on pavement but can be used for long distance riding. Drop handlebars are designed to increase comfort ability. Mounting bolts for cargo racks and fenders is one of their features.
The next type is the Triathlon trial bicycles. Aerodynamic properties are maximized in their design. One is required to crouch thus be able to overcome overcoming wind resistance, therefore, the handlebars design is a major aerodynamic property. Mass races cannot use such bikes as they have a staggered start and it can delay people. The features of road bikes such as lightweight, flat or upright handlebars and relatively narrow tires for efficiency when riding on pavements are the major advantage of Flat-Bar Road Bicycles. This bike is great for those people who want high performance without drop handlebars. Since some accommodate wider tires they are great for use on unpaved roads and can be mounted with cargo racks and fenders making them great for commuting.
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For riding on rough road trails Mountain Bicycles are designed for this. Riding on steep areas is made possible by the flat or upright handlebars and the low gear range.Options – Getting Started & Next Steps