Performance Road Bikes

Built for speed performance road bikes are designed for competitive road racing. The most important characteristics of a performance road bike is 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 performance road bikes may sacrifice comfort for speed. The 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 his or her optimum cadence. Virtually all performance road bike frames are constructed from various carbon fiber composite materials and a typical modern carbon fibre frame weighs less than 1 kg.Components such as wheels will also be super-lightweight and constructed with either carbon fibre or titanium materials.

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