Whether you're an amateur or a serious professional, when it comes to road racing bikes the most important factor when making a decision on which one to buy is the issue of speed. These bikes are built to go fast on roads or tracks and recent developments in technology and materials mean that today's race bikes are quicker than anything that has gone before.
The first factor to consider when buying race bikes is weight: the lighter the frame, the faster you can go. In the past frames were generally made from steel, a relatively heavy material. Today you can buy frames made from aluminium, titanium or carbon fibre, each of which is much lighter than steel. There are pros and cons for each material. Aluminium is light and strong but difficult to repair when damaged. Titanium is also light and strong and very long lasting but is quite expensive compared to other materials. Carbon fibre is lightweight, flexible and durable but also expensive and once damaged almost impossible to repair.
The next most important issue when choosing a bike is its size relative to your height and leg measurements. For the most effective and comfortable ride you must get a frame with the correct dimensions. Getting this wrong will mean having to replace it, so make sure you make the right decision. The frame length is also critical for a good riding position, as people have different length arms.
There are many other decisions to make, whether buying online or in-store, but for road bikes UK suppliers offer all of the help and advice you will need.