Road bikes or racing bikes are a type of bicycles specifically designed to run on asphalt roads, so are bicycle light, stable and which allow you to adopt an aerodynamic position. There are different types of bicycles road according to sport mode chosen, whether it’s racing, cycling, with saddlebags or Triathlon trips, but all have a common characteristic, which is equipped with large wheels 700 c size. Types road bikes are specially designed for riding on paved roads, i.e. to perform cycling on the road. In road cycling, also called cycling, is a sporting activity with various modalities, using different road bikes for each of them, but they all have in common the size of the wheels, since mounted wheels 700 c (622 mm diameter): racing bikes: are bicycles designed for speed, light, aerodynamic, with short wheelbase, angles small and very maneuverable. Cycling bicycles: are very similar to race bikes, but looking for more comfort than performance, since it is a leisure activity. Bicycles for trips with saddlebags: are comfortable, stable and robust, bicletas with sites to attach saddlebags and ascertain.
Triathlon bikes: are specially adapted to the practice of the triathlon, equipping couplings Triathlon on the handlebars to achieve a position more aerodynamic. Hybrid bikes: are a mix between mountain bikes and road bikes. Regarding the mountain bike are lighter and take 700 c wheels, with respect to road bikes have a front buffer and are more robust and heavy. Parties see the different parts that make up road bikes: box: the most common materials are steel chrome moly, aluminum or carbon fiber. Generally seek light, although in hybrid pictures and travel with saddlebags sturdy boxes should be used even if they are heavier. Fork: except in the hybrids, which carry front damping, road bikes are rigid fork. Handlebar: except in the hybrids, which are flat MTB handlebar, handlebar is road type, with aerodynamic fittings in the case of Triathlon bikes.
Group: except for racing and triathlon, in which two dishes, are used in road bikes is recommended to mount triple plate, such as mountain bikes, by its greater versatility. Brakes: except in the hybrids, which have V-brakes or disc, equipped with side pull brakes. Saddle: competition road bikes usually carry saddle light, thin and hard, while padded with gel saddles are used for cycling. Pedals: automatic. Wheels: usually road bikes mounted light rims and tires flat and narrow, except for trips with saddlebags and hybrid, which uses reinforced rims and tires mixed wider. Grill: for cycling trips with panniers are mounted racks front and rear steel and robust, as well as waterproof saddlebags and bag of handlebar, avoiding carry backpack.