Road bikes are available for various purposes, such as road racing, touring, leisure and commuting. Road bikes for racing are lighter, faster and more responsive than equivalently priced mountain bikes. Road bikes have come a long way in recent years with new technology and materials available. Carbon fibre, aluminium and titanium are all used now as well as the more traditional steel tube sets. They all have their advantages: aluminium offers good performance at a reasonable price, steel offers comfort over performance and is a long term investment, titanium offers ultimate all round performance at a premium price while carbon fibre offers superb comfort and performance at intermediate cost. It is not uncommon for the materials to be mixed to give the benefits of all the materials in one frame - a carbon fibre rear end on an aluminium frame, for example. The technology hasn't stopped at the frame either, wheels have received a lot of attention along with the rest of the components, road bikes are becoming featherweight, responsive machines that are a sheer joy to ride over many miles.
For over 25 years, Louis Garneau has been an innovator in the world of cycling. What started in his father’s garage has grown into an internationally recognized industry leader that specializes in the design and development of technological and innovative gear. Here we take a look at the new range of Garneau Helmets, in particular, [...]
Whilst the development of bikes has become far more sophisticated in recent years, there are still some basic requirements for your tool kit that have changed very little during that period. Whether you have a mountain bike or road bike, irrespective of its vintage there are still some essentials that every rider should carry. A [...]
For carrying loads large and small on your bike there is a great selection of bags, panniers and other accessories available. Your choice of baggage will depend on what you are carrying, how you want it fitted to your bike and whether you need access to your items during the ride. Panniers are a popular [...]
How many times do you get on your road bike and just wish your accessories make the journey that much more fun? There are a whole gamut of accessories that you’ll need if you want to look good on the road, feel good on the road, and enjoy road biking to the full extent that [...]