ROAD BIKE BUYERS GUIDE
Welcome to the Wolfi's Road Bike Buyers Guide. We know purchasing a road bike can be a daunting task, with the never ending specifications of bikes and sheer volume of information available to us, it’s no wonder new and experienced riders alike can get confused. This is why we're here to help. Keep reading our buyers guide to find the perfect road bike for you.
KNOW YOUR ROAD BIKE TYPES
There are three types of road bikes to consider, each with its own characteristic, advantages and ride feels. Those are Aero, Comfort / Endurance, and climbing bikes. Sometimes you get a combination of these bikes which allows you to have some of those attributes combined.
Aero bikes can be identified as frames with elongated tubes that allow air to flow more stable over them reducing the drag coefficiency of the bike and so doing making the effort required to move it forward, less. This is a factor to consider when you are cycling at relative speeds. This makes it a very fast bike, a typical sprinters bicycle. Positive characteristics of these bikes are the reduced effort to maintain speeds, high stiffness and efficiency. Negative characteristics of these bikes are usually a slight weight gained to their climbing counterparts and less comfort. However, some brands have a great balance aero bike like Scott's Foil.