How To Speak Road Bike – A Beginner’s Guide To Cycling Terminology


Buying your first road bike can be a bewildering experience, so here’s our guide to the basic terms, and a quick catch-up on some of the most important decisions you’ll be faced with. Index –

Geometry – 00:16
Race Bikes – 00:44
Endurance/Sportive/Gran Fondo Bikes – 01:07
Drop Handlebars (Tops, Hoods, Drops) – 01:24
Groupsets – 01:50
Components (Shifters, Cassettes, Cranks, Chainrings, Chainsets, Cranksets. Derailleurs, Mechs) – 02:25
Shimano Groupset Hierachy – 02:50
Speeds – 03:21
Double & Triple Chainsets – 03:28
Disc Brakes Vs Rim Brakes – 04:05
Carbon Vs Alloy – 05:21
Sizing – 05:52
Bike Fit – 06:22
Clipless Pedals – 06:57

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