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Road bikes are the closest feeling to flying that you can have on land. We all know and love the feeling of defying the push of the wind against us while we pedal faster, letting the hum of the tires on pavement drown out the sounds of the city. Road bikes are amazing machines and finding the perfect one takes time, research, and understanding your individual needs. There are several different categories of road bikes. These range from elite road bikes to endurance road bikes. Defining which category of road bike that fits your needs is an important first step when shopping for your next ride. Some of the categories of road bikes that you’ll find at Jenson USA include:
Elite Road Bikes are the sports car of the road bike category. Within this sub-category of road bikes you will find bikes that push the limits of bicycle technology to bring you the fastest, lightest, and most aerodynamic bikes built today. Elite road bikes are where the technology that is developed at races like the Tour de France become available to the everyday rider. The most popular frame material for elite road bikes is carbon fiber although there are aluminum models available as well. Elite road bikes do sacrifice some comfort in order to position the rider in the most aerodynamic position possible, so if you are looking for a bike to tackle long road rides and squeezing every bit of speed out of your bike is not your ultimate goal then have a look at our endurance road bikes.
Endurance Road Bikes are the result of an evolution in road bike design. Road bikes have long been designed around finding the most aerodynamic body position for the rider with comfort being an afterthought to some extent. Endurance road bikes were born out of an idea that road bikes need not be solely designed for elite road bike racers. As road bike designers began tweaking the geometry of road bikes to relax body positions and alleviate stress in key areas of cyclists bodies, like our backs, shoulders, and necks, more riders were able to get out on the road and enjoy one of the most beautiful sports in the world. Yes, there are some sacrifices in weight and aerodynamics that are made when choosing an endurance road bike over an elite road bike, but for those of us that ride for freedom and adventure and leave the racing to the professionals, endurance road bikes are our preferred tool.
Jenson USA has a wide selection of elite and endurance road bikes. We try our best to make finding your dream bike as easy as possible. We are riders just like you and we know how important selecting a great road bike is. If you have any questions at all hop on a call or a chat with one of our expert Gear Advisors at 888-880-3811 today so that we can help you find that perfect road bike.