Quickie Guide To Choosing A Road Bike
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Summer is well and truly here! Hurrah!
Want that wind in your hair - bugs in your face look?
Road biking is rife this time of year but how do you choose a good road bike?
Check out this quick & easy guide!
To ride mainly on roads and urban paths
Easy to ride bike
You don't want:
To ride on ultra rugged terrain or hills - saddle soreness is not chic!
To go up against Bradley Wiggins - speed is not ya’ thang
To buy around August - this time of year is a great time to buy as there are lots of sales
To buy from a good online store - Equipe recommends Wiggle - for a great choice and shipping options
To get a hybrid road bike frame for lightness with upright bars for comfort
Bikes with a good range of gearing for getting around town and the odd hills
Something that will handle some gravel paths or sandy paths but is not designed for full off-road (the brand Eastway have good options)
Bikes with disc brakes so it is lower maintenance and these tend to be nicer than rim brakes
Carefully about frame size - check with wiggle or whatever shop you buy from that you get the right size for your height. Most bikes are unisex so you won't need a gender-specific frame, provided you are comfortable with the correct frame size
Happy cycling Life By Equipe peeps!