What is a good road bike?
Looking for a road bike .what is a good make and style.
- OldHippieLv 710 years agoFavorite Answer
All good road bikes either come from real bike shops, or one of the higher end bikes from a web site - Bikes Direct. I would not order a bike from the Internet unless you are 100% positive it is the right bike for you.
What is the right bike for you? Only you can tell by going to all the bike shops in your area, trying them (road test) and asking all the questions you can. Fit & feel is the #1 priority. If it doesn't feel right - it's not. Other things to ask, what is the follow up service warranty? Some shops only give one free check-up. Some for a year - some for life.
There are a ton of good makes...Raleigh, Trek, Specialized, Cannondale - the list goes on & on. Just avoid discount store & big box store bikes like the plague! I can't recommend one specific brand. Buying a bike is like buying a pair of shoes - very personal experience. Only you know when it's right.
- SoccerreftooLv 710 years ago
The bikes made by the major quality manufacturers you just can't beat. For the money they seem to always make the best bikes in each price point. So, stay with the bikes made by Trek, Specialized, Cannondale, or Giant. The amount of money that you decide to spend will sort out the model. It is the end of the season in many areas, so sales will be popping up.... keep an eye out and start your shopping!
- Anonymous6 years ago
The most important characteristics about a racing bicycle are its weight and stiffness which determine the efficiency at which the power from a rider's pedal strokes can be transferred to the drive-train and subsequently to its wheels. To this effect racing bicycles may sacrifice comfort for speed. The drop handlebars are positioned lower than the saddle in order to put the rider in a more aerodynamic posture. The front and back wheels are close together so the bicycle has quick handling. The derailleur gear ratios are closely spaced so that the rider can pedal at their optimum cadence. Other racing bicycles, especially those used in time trialling, prioritize aerodynamics over comfort.
- Anonymous10 years ago
Google " bike shops + your zip " Visit those places on the map. Stay away from department and sports store bikes they are junk.