ROAD BIKES: GET READY FOR SPEED
The road bicycles
, racing or road bicycles, are one of the most popular forms of cycling, since they can be used perfectly for daily commutes within the city, for training, and of course, to compete.
or as it is known worldwide, road bikes, are designed for speed. That is why they are designed to allow the cyclist to adopt an aerodynamic position, and a more efficient way of transmitting power to the pedals.
Road bikes are classified into many different categories, therefore, we advise you to find out more at our cycling store in Madrid, in order to find the right one with your great touring companion. Top-priced road bikes
are usually made of aluminum and some have carbon forks, while higher-end road bikes are usually entirely carbon, with more precise and lighter components.
TYPES OF ROAD BIKES
Road bikes are usually classified into 6 types: Sport, gran fondo or endurance, racing, aero, triathlon and track.
'gran fondo' or 'endurance' road bikes:
They are characterized by allowing the cyclist adopt a more relaxed position on the handlebars. They have thicker and reinforced tubes and have a longer wheelbase, making it a more comfortable and stable bike. They are also ideal for runners who suffer from back problems, for cyclists who train on rough terrain or who will be pedaling for many hours.
'Racing' road bikes:
They are lighter than the previous bikes, stiffer, (without reach the most extreme) very agile and comfortable to drive downhill. Ideal for a competitive environment.
'Aero' road bikes:
They are characterized by having very aggressive lines, both in their forks as in the tubes of the frame, built to achieve the highest efficiency at high speeds. They are fast and reactive bikes, they are made to obtain the maximum aerodynamic performance and therefore they sacrifice a little comfort. They are a very competitive and explosive type of bicycle, ideal for triathletes and for competition.
'triathlon' road bikes:
They are used in medium and long distance triathlons and stand out for to be the most aerodynamic, advanced and radical type of bicycle that we can find. They are specific to a very specific group of cyclists. Track Bicycles: It is a type of bicycle optimized to be used in a velodrome or outdoor track and unlike racing, it is a bike with a fixed gear system. 'Sport' road bikes:
are the first price type of road bike, suitable for get started in the world of road bikes with a full guarantee. Most are aluminum, but there are some carbon road bike models.
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