A road bicycle is a synonym for the term racing bicycle. As such, road bicycles have drop handlebars and multiple gears, although there are single and fixed gear varieties. Road bikes also use narrow, high-pressure tires to decrease rolling resistance, and tend to be somewhat lighter than other types of bicycle.
Other bicycles for road useEdit
- Touring bicycles are designed for bicycle touring: they are robust, comfortable and capable of carrying heavy loads.
- Hybrid bicycles are designed for a variety of recreational and utility purposes. While primarily intended for use on pavement, they may also be used on relatively smooth unpaved paths or trails.
- Utility bicycles are designed for utility cycling: are a traditional bicycle for commuting, shopping and running errands in towns and cities.
- Roadster (bicycle) a specific form of the Utility bicycle developed in the UK.
- Recumbent bicycles are designed for variety of recreational and utility purposes, but are characterised by the unusual riding position in which the cyclist is seated in a reclined position.
- ↑ Berto, Frank (2005). The Dancing Chain. San Francisco, USA: Van der Plas Publications / Cycle Publishing. pp. 12. ISBN 1-892495-41-4. http://www.cyclepublishing.com/cyclingbooks/dc.html.