Learn About Road Bikes with JensonUSA
Road bikes are great for many things. They have narrower tires than a mountain bike and lighter frames making them perfect for streets, bike paths, racing, and long-distance riding. There are different types of road bikes that are great for endurance riding (think hundreds of miles), commuting, racing, and so much more.
What is a road bike?
A road bike is a bike that has narrow tires that are often slick. They typically have no suspension, 700c wheels, drop handlebars, and have lightweight frames. They are available in aluminum, carbon, steel, and titanium frames.
What are road bikes used for?
Road bikes can be used for just about anything when it comes to the pavement. Whether you want to commute to work by bike, ride to the beach, race in a criterium or triathlon, or just want to cruise around the bike path, there is a road bike for you.
>What makes a good road bike?
A good road bike is defined by the components and frame. An endurance road bike will have a more relaxed frame geometry for longer rides and a race road bike will have a more aggressive geometry allowing you to pedal harder. A good road bike will have a frame that is lightweight, durable, and doesn’t flex a ton while pedaling.
What size road bike should I get?
There are many factors that go into what size you should get. The biggest factor is height. Other more nuanced factors that go into proper sizing are things like arm length, inseam, and torso length. Many bike manufacturers will list a general height recommendation for each frame size, but for the more accurate fit, you’ll want to talk to a professional bike fitter.
Can a beginner ride a road bike?
Road bikes are some of the most beginner-friendly bikes. You can easily just walk out your front door and go for a ride. You don’t require any dirt or special paths to ride on. Road bikes are also comfortable for those who are just getting into riding for the first time.
Which bike brands make the best road bikes?
Many brands make exceptional road bikes. Things you’ll want to look out for when it comes to buying a road bike are things like frame material, components, and wheels. Nicer road bikes will come with carbon or titanium frames with carbon wheels. Other things to look out for are whether a bike has disc brakes or rim brakes, or electronic versus mechanical shifting. Check out our selection of Orbea, Look, and Marin road bikes.