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What is a Road Bicycle

“A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles.” ~Edward Abbey

A road bicycle is a bicycle that is designed for road riding. The road bike is the most common type of bicycle; it is made to be ridden on paved roads. The road bike is made with a light frame and narrow tires. Road bikes are typically used for racing, but you can also use them for fitness or transportation. 

Riding a road bicycle can be a different experience than riding a mountain bike or a cruiser. Road bikes are made to go fast, requiring you to Peddle in a more aerodynamic position. This can take some time, but it will help you go faster and use less energy. Road bikes also have gears, which allow you to adjust your pedaling speed to match the terrain. 

Knowing what to expect is essential if you're considering getting a road bike. Riding a road bicycle can be an adjustment if you're used to riding other types of bikes. But once you get the hang of it, you'll be able to enjoy the speed and efficiency that road biking has to offer.

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GCN's Guide To Buying Your First Road Bike
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GCN's Guide To Buying Your First Road Bike

So you've decided to buy your first road bike, and taken your first step into the larger world of the cycling community. But it can be quite overwhelming; there are so many different styles and brands of bikes to chose from - and knowing where to start can be daunting. In this video, Ollie helps you find everything you'll need to know about purchasing your first road bike to start you on your journey of becoming a cyclist. In association with Decathlon: decathlon.com Check out the GCN App: https://gcn.eu/app Last chance to grab yourself a bargain in the GCN Outlet: https://gcn.eu/3f4 Global Bike Festival early bird tickets available now: https://gcn.eu/3f3 Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Register your interest in the GCN Club: https://gcn.eu/3f2 #Cycling #GCN #RoadBike What was your first road bike? For all of our adventures and epic rides follow us on Komoot: https://gcn.eu/komoothr Join our Facebook community: http://gcn.eu/FBCommunity If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - https://gcn.eu/3f1 Watch more on GCN... 📹 What do you need to start bike racing? https://gcn.eu/3f5 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: Right Time STEMS INSTRUMENTS - Elliot Adair Kite Lines - River Hamilton Travellers - Ran the Man Your World on My Shoulders (Instrumental Version) - OTE Suburban Sunrise - Ran the Man Reveries - Ran the Man Regrets (Instrumental Version) - Jack Elphick Do Tell (Indie Pop Version) - Niklas Ahlstrom Cosmic World - Gridded (1) Compadre - Tigerblood Jewel All or Nothing - A Month of Sleep Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ The Global Cycling Network (GCN) is the largest and fastest-growing online cycling channel in the world, bringing together a global community of road cyclists to celebrate everything that’s great about the world of cycling. Our videos bring fans compelling daily content including expert tutorials, techniques, training, racing, cutting-edge bike tech, unparalleled behind the scenes event coverage, humour, entertainment, and more. Presented by ex-pro riders, GCN offers a uniquely qualified insight into the world of cycling, and most importantly it’s fuelled by our passionate and enthusiastic fans – everyone who makes up the GCN community. We also bring you the latest and greatest tech to your attention, showcase the best places in the world to ride and get exclusive access to events and races. Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside #cycling Thanks to our sponsors: Pinarello Bikes https://gcn.eu/Pinarello fi’zi:k Shoes & Saddles: http://gcn.eu/fizikshoes and http://gcn.eu/fiziksaddles Mavic Wheels: https://gcn.eu/Mavic Enervit Nutrition: https://gcn.eu/Enervit Topeak Tools: http://gcn.eu/Topeak Canyon Bikes: http://gcn.eu/-Canyon Pirelli Tyres: https://gcn.eu/Pirelli Bell Helmets: https://gcn.eu/bell Quarq: http://gcn.eu/Quarq Orbea Bikes: http://gcn.eu/Orbea Vision Wheels: http://gcn.eu/Vision Zipp Wheels: http://gcn.eu/Zipp Wahoo Fitness: http://gcn.eu/Wahoo-Fitness Park Tool: http://gcn.eu/-parktool Komoot Route Planning: https://gcn.eu/-komoot Elite Bottles: https://gcn.eu/EliteBottles GCN Japan: https://gcn.eu/subscribe-gcn-japan GCN Italia: https://gcn.eu/GCN-Italia Suscribirse a GCN en Español: http://gcn.eu/Suscribirse The GCN Club - http://gcn.eu/club YouTube Channel - http://gcn.eu/gcnYT Facebook - http://gcn.eu/gcnFb Instagram - http://gcn.eu/GCNInsta Twitter - http://gcn.eu/gcnTW GMBN Tech - http://gmbn.tech/subscribe GCN Tech - http://gcntech.co/subscribe EMBN - http://embn.me/subscribe Leave us a comment below!
$100 vs $1,000 vs $7,000 road bike TEST (WHATS THE DIFFERENCE???)
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$100 vs $1,000 vs $7,000 road bike TEST (WHATS THE DIFFERENCE???)

I took a $129 Walmart road bike, and put it through a series of tests against a $1,399 Schwinn Carbon Fastback, and my $7,000 Canyon SLX 9 with Princeton Carbonworks wheels. I used power pedals from Assioma so the power was consistent for all of the tests. I wanted to see what the difference was between a Walmart road bike, an entry level road bike, and a full on race machine. I talk through the tests and the results but I also go into the overall experience of each bike. Cycling is not just about speed, it's about the whole experience. So does a $7,000 road bike actually make that big of a difference? Watch the video for my thoughts. Also, of course there are variables that I cant control for. IM NOT PUBLISHING A PIER REVIEWED PAPER HERE DUDE. This is more for entertainment than actual science. But the bikes have enough of a difference between them that 100% of the time the results will show the same conclusion, just not down to the second. TEST RESULTS Flat (5.41mi) Walmart 16:18 Schwinn 14:34 (-1:44) Canyon 14:01 (-33s / -2:17) Car 11:18 (-2:43) Rollers (4.7 mi -1,782 ft 2.4%) Walmart 15:59 Schwinn 13:51 (-2:08) Canyon 12:41 (-1:10 / -3:18) Car 7:33 (-5:08) Climb (4.7 mi 3,455 ft 4.2%) Walmart 25:03 Schwinn 23:10 (-1:53) Canyon 20:54 ( -2:16 / -4:09 ) Descent (2.2 mi -1,660 ft 4.3%) Walmart 6:34 Schwinn 6:07 (-27) Canyon 5:27 ( -40 / -1:07 ) Spin to sprint Walmart 7:22 Schwinn 6:32 (-50) Canyon 5:12 ( -1:20 / -2:10 ) Shot climb (0.1 mi 217 ft 9.9% Walmart .59 Schwinn .52 ( -7 ) Canyon 48 ( -4 / -11 ) Overal Loop (18.8 mi -) Walmart 1:11:14 Schwinn 1:03:56 ( - 7:18 ) Canyon 57:58 ( -5:58 / -13:16 ) The link to buy the Schwinn Carbon : https://www.amazon.com/Schwinn-Fastback-Carbon-Frame-Matte/dp/B01M7SMB3R/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1548282723&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=schwinn+fastback&psc=1 /////Hella sick Shirts n stuff https://www.ridebikesbro.com /////Get on the Spurlina Train https://sp2life.com/pages/vegan-cyclist - code Vegan for 30%off /////Hydration www.Crankednaturals.com - code vegan for 25% off /////Diamondback deal Create an account and use crop code VEGAN for INSANE deals https://www.diamondback.com/partner follow me bruh https://www.facebook.com/theVeganCyclist https://www.strava.com/athletes/180549 https://www.instagram.com/the_vegan_cyclist/
Best Road Bike For Beginners To Buy in 2024 - Top 5 Budget Road Bike For Beginners
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