Road Racing Bikes
Road racing bikes are available in a large range of different sized, colourful models suitable for men, women, boys and girls. Road racing bikes offer an exciting, fast and fun cycling experience and are super-reactive and fast handling. These high-performance bikes are manufactured by leading brands such as Giant, Specialized and Cannondale.
Much like standard road bikes, racing road bikes have the same characteristic narrow tyres designed for riding on a surfaced road. Most modern road bikes have two chain rings and 9, 10 or 11 cogs in the rear. Road racing bikes also have larger gears for higher top-end speed.
Road racing bikes are designed for speed and are typically made from materials such as carbon fibre, titanium or high-performance aluminium in order to be as light as possible. Their low, aerodynamic frame and dropped handlebars offer up several grip positions during races and during speedy descents.
Alloy and Carbon Fibre
If you want a light and stiff frame for racing, alloy road racing bikes make great entry level choices. In making such frames, aluminium will be combined with another metal (such as silicon or magnesium) to form an alloy. The combination of these metals will be dependent on the level of comfort and stiffness required for the frame.
Road racing bikes with ultra-light carbon fibre frames undoubtedly provide the fastest ride, making this design of bike a hugely popular choice within the racing world. Versatile and flexible carbon can be moulded to any spec to optimise ride quality and speed.
Some road racing bikes can also be made from steel and although heavier, these offer a springier ride and a hardwearing quality.
Road racing bikes have frames which use steeper angles for the fork and seat tube, with shorter seat stays and chainstays than other sportive bikes. Road racing bikes often come with a carbon fork and seat post which will drop the bikes level and offer greater shock absorption over bumpy terrain.