Technically, road bikes are designed and produced for quickness and long range rides on smooth streets. For a more streamlined effect, road bikes have thinner tires, lighter wheels and handlebars that curve under. Depending on where you ride: hilly terrain or flat ground, road bikes come with enough gears to see you through.
Road biking has the physical benefits, but it has the additional positive spiritual effects on your soul. The fresh air you breath, the scenic views that are experienced & enjoyed on the way while cycling, will add-up to the overall positive effects on your soul, not to mention the countless tangible advantages on health.
What gear do I need to go road biking?
Road Bike Accessories: Road Bike accessories will give you that edge when it comes to comfort, efficiency and most of all safety.
Visible or reflective gear is important for anyone who is going to be taking their riding seriously, especially if you’re going to be riding at night or in any low light conditions. Many of the materials will help with comfort as well such as preventing chafing and wear.
Mirrors are important for road safety if you’re going to be travelling for long periods of time on the road. They will give you an indication as to how the traffic is responding behind you and are obviously important in places like roundabouts.
If you’re going to get any accessory at all make sure you get a helmet. If you have ever seen an injury to a bike helmet after a collision then I’m sure you’ll understand why you’d rather it be your helmet than your head. Make sure you buy one of these that fit and get it with your bike as a required purchase.
Safety Rules to follow when road biking
The standard amount of road bike gears you’re likely to find in most online and local stores are 14-33 gears. A higher amount of gears will give you the most flexibility when you’re going to tackle hills or bumpy roads with different environments. In most cases it may not be necessary to have a lot of gears, especially if the roads you travel on are mostly flat and have a similar surface. Before you consider how many gears you need look at the environments you’re going to be traveling and use that to make a decision.
Skills to improve my road biking
The biggest thing to slow any biker down will be his own weight and also the wind resistance that is pushed against him. That’s why you should find a bike that feels great when you sit and peddle but also when you get into full throttle.