A flat bar road bike, also called a fitness bike is a relatively new style of bicycle. It is simply a road bike fitted with MTB-style shifters, brake levers and a flat handlebar.This combination provides a light, fast bike with a more upright and neutral riding position. A flat bar road bike is most commonly used for commuting, urban and fitness riding. The bicycle is a land vehicle propelled by muscle power of the legs. During its motion, it is subject to different forces, which depend on external conditions and opposing the movement. These are the rolling resistance, the component of the weight force and air resistance. The first depends on many factors acting on the road-wheel. The second, as is known, depends on the slope of the road, as well as by the weight of the bike and rider. Finally, the third depends mainly on the “form” of the frame and the position assumed by the rider, as well as by the speed.
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