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What is a Road Bike?

Updated: Jul 26, 2022

Have you ever seen cyclists cycling on the road, with most cycling similar bicycles? These are called road bikes, which are bicycles meant for paved road use, and are mainly used by those who participate in road cycling events


Road bikes are distinguishable by their drop-down handlebars and skinny tyres. The handlebars ease the cyclist into maintaining a lower (more bent over) posture, mainly to increase aerodynamics. Their skinny tyres also serve a similar purpose, to reduce drag so that it is easier for the cyclist to maintain a high speed.

Road bikes also have either no suspension or only front suspension, as having rear suspension will result in a loss in power due to absorbing energy, and there is no real need for suspension on flat roads.

The brakes on a road bike are rim brakes to make the bike as light as possible, and they are mostly sufficient for on-road use. The brakes on a road bike might seem foreign to anyone who just started riding bicycles as they are positioned vertically on the front of the drop handlebars, but anyone can get used to it in no time.

The same goes for the road bike gears, which would be a button on the handlebar or integrated into the brake lever.

Why choose a Road Bike?

If you live in a city surrounded by buildings and are primarily interested in cycling on the road, this is the type of bicycle suitable for you. If you are interested in getting a road bike for your cycling usage, don’t hesitate to visit to find the bike that can meet all your needs!

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