Questions tagged [road-bike]

Bikes designed for road use only. Could be any road-only bike, but typically means bikes optimized for speed / racing / club rides with drop handlebars, narrow tires and a crouched-forward rider position.

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Can anybody help me identify my road bike frame?

The serial number is located under the bottom bracket and its C0 30 402322. It was repainted and the fork is also been replaced. It has the downtube shifter mounts on it with braze on front mech ...
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Eranger Montana Ladies E-Bike

Bike now 4 years old and battery not holding charge like when first purchased. Been n touch with Eranger cannot help said bike no longer being produced so now left with a £1100 bike and cannot buy a ...
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Cannondale CAAD 9 with gravel tires [duplicate]

is it possible to fit gravel tires for Cannondale CAAD 9? If yes then can you please suggest some good ones. The bike looks very similar to the one in the picture. Thank you in advance.
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Any idea which model & year my Giant bike is?

I bought my giant bike a few months ago and want to sell it and upgrade. Do you guys have any idea the year or the mode from the photos. Ignore the decals as I put them on myself. Serial is - gp101947
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50cm road bike for 5'8 height

The road bike I'm planning on buying is only available in 49cm and 50cm. Will that be okay given that my height is 5'8/9?
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Does tire pressure affect rolling resistance on pavement?

It's a no brainer, right? Yet a comment links to a blog post claiming to have scientifically proven there is no significant effect. It looks solid but is not a paper in a peer-reviewed journal. What ...
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Help identify model of my Orbea

I bought the bike second hand. It has an aluminium frame and carbon forks. It has all the Orbea decals but nothing with the model name. Hoping someone recognizes it.
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Bontrager crank removal

I'm struggling to remove the cranks from my bike. I have a 2005 or 2006 Trek 2100 road bike with Bontrager Race cranks (triple chainring, marked "9 Speed" and "ISIS Drive"). It ...
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6800 FC to R 8000 FC upgrade

I would like to replace my 6800 FC 52/36 and 6800 FD with the R8000 FD and FC 52/36. I'd like to utilize my existing 6800 brifters, which operate flawlessly. Are the cable pull on the brifters (6800 ...
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How to prevent hood covers from slipping up?

I noticed my hood covers (the rubber one) are slipping up -- I pull them down, align with hoods, some time later again (when riding of course) -- they are up. It is really annoying. Granted I put my ...
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How to fix braking problem

My Shimano BR-Z57 front side pull brakes. Don't brake smoothly and jerks under braking. Does anyone have any suggestions on why & how to fix this problem?
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Forks turn too easily [closed]

It seems as if my handlebars/forks turn way too easily and any little motion I may make while riding seems to have an exaggerated effect? Has anyone else experienced this and if so is there a fix? My ...
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Smallest sprocket doesn't fit on freehub?

I bought a second hand bike with a Campagnolo Super Record 11 groupset (the pre-2015 version). I have been experiencing shifting difficulty since I bought it, and took it to a mechanic. The mechanic ...
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Changing crank set

I’ve managed to totally knacker the thread on my crank due to a poorly fitted pedal and it’s looking like a new crankset is required. Will I also have to change the cassette and chain?
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Buying new wheels for Evo Sport E5 cyclocross to fit slimmer tires

I've read some similar posts on this topic but would like to check that I understood correctly. A replacement of my stock Tracer 700x33c tires on my Specialized Evo E5 Sport cyclocross is overdue and ...
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Should I use a Trek Domane SL5 for touring?

I am planning for one week/ two weeks long bike touring, mostly on the road with a moderate amount of riding uphill (mainly in Japan). My weight is around 60kg. All of my touring gear won't exceed 10 ...
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New to the bike world need some input

So I bought this road bike for 40 bucks and I’m thinking of upgrading the drivetrain since it feels a little rough I just have no idea how to, this is the bike: https://imgur.com/a/WECRvWB And this is ...
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Does my rear tubular tire need to be replaced?

Does my rear tubular tire need to be replaced? It still holds air but I am concerned about my ride safety
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Can you identify this Marin bike?

My black Marin bike was stolen this weekend and I need to identify the year, model, and estimated price for my insurance claim. I have a picture of it below. I bought it around the year 1999 but don't ...
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Can anyone identify this wheel?

I have been trying to identify the front wheel on my all-road/gravel bike, which was bought second hand (the original wheels were replaced). The only distinctive feature is a logo, accompanying the ...
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Grinding noise from headset

I have a 5 year old Merida Ride 100, which has done about 5000km. It mostly has been in dry conditions, but has seen some wet conditions once in a while. After the last ride, I noticed some grinding ...
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How to attach Wahoo Elemnt Roam central on a RITCHEY WCS C220 110MM BLATT stem

I ordered a new bike with a RITCHEY WCS C220 110MM BLATT stem. I got a Wahoo Elemnt Roam and would like to attach this centrally to the stem (not via a side mount or on top of the handle bar). Does ...
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What can I expect within a year?

I've just started road cycling 1.5 months ago, I'm a 15 year old guy with no serious experience, my avg speed on a road bike is 16,8mph is that a good speed?, what can i expect in one year in terms of ...
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What is the optimal way to draft in a group of two cyclists?

How often should a person on the front get off and go behind the person in the back when there is only a group of two? Every minute? Every 10 minutes? When there are several people, a paceline is ...
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Popping/clicking noise from road bike

first posting here. I bought a second hand Madone 4.5 which makes this weird popping/clicking noise on a few gears, here’s a video to better describe. This happens on my stand or while riding. I ...
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What's the cause of this kind of tyre damage?

What's causing this type of damage to the tyre? It's a 25 x 622 tyre on a 13 x 622 rim. Tyre is a Schwalbe Active Line K-Guard. The tyre itself doesn't seem worn.
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Correct frame size, will 56 and 58cm work?

I'm new to bicycling (I have a 7 speed HEAVY beach cruiser I use for 10-20 mile rides). I am looking into used road bikes now. I checked several places to measure what size frame I should get for a ...
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Need replacement chainring for Shimano Ultegra FC-6503 42t chainring

The Shimano Ultegra FC-6503 42t chainring is "obsolete" but there must be some 42t 130 bcd chainring that would work. It is the middle of a triple. The mounting bolts pass thru the 52t to a ...
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Booting a road bike tire

I ran over a thorn which went through the tire and punctured the inner tube. The thorn left a small hole of about 1-2mm in the center of the tire. The tire is a pretty new Specialized turbo. ...
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Can i put a rack for panniers on a Carbon road bike w/ Thru axle? [duplicate]

I was looking at getting a new Trek Domane SL 5 for commuting, but i don't see any way to mount a rack on it? I need to carry a laptop bag and a change of cloths. Is there any way to do this on that ...
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Upgrading my bike

I'm very new to the world of bicycles, so apologies in advance. I have a second hand road bike built (by a professional) with spare parts of different components. The rear derailleur is Shimano Acera, ...
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Ribble CGR Ti - Replacement Gear Hanger

The gear hanger on my bike broke about 3 weeks ago. This is a sacrificial part, but Ribble are out of stock and seem to have no idea when this critical part will be in stock again. I have looked on ...
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Jan Ullrich's TT bike in la Vuelta 1999: why the bigger rear wheel?

What was the thinking behind having a bigger rear wheel on a TT bike back then?
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What do these rim numbers mean?

I just noticed these numbers on the inside of my Reynolds AR58 carbon wheel (see picture). The left paragraph seems to provide information about the product and manufacturing date/place. Does anybody ...
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Riding mountain bike to work regularly?

I have a womens Magna Glacier Point that a friend gave to me (I'm sure that's probably a low grade target brand). I recently got a job about a mile from my house, but there's two steep inclines I have ...
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Road bike: can't shift down on front gears

I only have two chainrings on the crank. The chain is stuck on the big one. When I hit the button on the shifter to shift down I am not seeing the cable move at all which is odd. Not sure where to ...
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Crank Length 165mm or 170mm? mixed views

I have been doing a lot of research into crank length, I have a 172.5mm crank which I find my knees come up too high, and sometimes I get a bit of back pain. I have a Scott Speedstar 2017. I am 175cm ...
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How to prevent cycling shorts damage from brooks swallow saddle?

I am new to cycling and I have brooks swallow saddle and pair of cycling shorts. After the ride, I observed that the short's fabric is a bit damaged. This happened at the same place for both shorts. I ...
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Older Shimano Ultegra Shifter compatibility

I have an older Shimano Ultegra Shifter that broke, and I am wondering how I can know what shifters are compatible with the gear set as a replacement? My broken shifter is on the right side and is a ...
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A road bike with bad tires to gravel bike upgrade [duplicate]

I have a road bike with tyres that aren't that great I want to upgrade for more wider and gripper tyres any recommendations?I desperately need it.The old tyres are Triban Protect 700 x 28 tyres. Tyre ...
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Can't thread crank puller

I'm in the process of replacing crankset and bottom bracket on my road bike - square taper type spindle. Bike is only four years old and bought from new, so all original parts with threads in good ...
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Replacing cranks on SRAM Force AXS

I've purchased some shorter cranks for my SRAM Force AXS eTap bike, and I'm trying to decide between learning and swapping them myself vs. bringing it into a LBS. Pros of doing it myself: learn for ...
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How to remove this Mavic spoke cover from the rear wheel?

everybody How do I remove this spline cover from the rear wheel? I'm trying to replace a spoke, but I can't do so because the cover is blocking the way. I've tried using a flathead screwdriver to push ...
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105 R7000 rear shifter malfunction

Disclarimer: sorry for the wall of text and for my English: I tried to describe the problem as best as I could and English is not my native language. Hello. I have a following problem with my Shimano ...
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Beginner road bike [closed]

Completely new to biking. Need some suggestions for road bike that I can buy from nearby retail store or online. Can someone suggest some decent models for 10 to 25 mile rides. Don't want to spend ...
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Recently washed road bike now squeaks when pedaling or coasting

I just did a wash in what I felt was the proper way (I've watched the tutorials lol) of my Cannondale CAAD12 roadie. I lubed it up like I normally do with some dry teflon lube on the chain and some ...
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Which road bike is better? [closed]

I am looking for a used road bike and came across two of comparable prices. Which is better and are they are good deals? Both have low mileage and both are in great shape. 2013 Trek Madone 5.1 or ...
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Gatorskin Wirebead vs Folding (Which gives a smoother ride)

This isn't your usual wire bead vs folding question, I realise whenever anyone asks folding always comes out better. I've just renewed the rear tyre on my Specialized Tarmac from the factory S Works ...
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bike fit calculator on competitivecyclist.com, accessing from .de [closed]

I wanted to open https://www.competitivecyclist.com/Store/catalog/fitCalculatorBike.jsp and got redirected to bergfreunde.de (outside the U.S. due to GDPR regulations) Before I resort to VPN or ...
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Reynolds freehub body with indents [duplicate]

I have a Reynolds AR62 wheel on my road bike. When I took off the Shimano CS-R7000 11-28 cassette, I noticed some indents on the freehub body (see image below). The indents are only present at the ...

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