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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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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Can this rim damage be fixed or do I need a new rim?

I somehow managed to ride over a screw that pierced through my tire and was long enough to reach the rim. It scratched the rim a few times (for as many wheel revolutions that it took me to stop the ...
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Pendulum motion when riding out of the saddle

When riding out of the saddle, you will often have to rock the bike laterally for stability. My question is: how do most people synchronise this pendulum motion with their pedal stroke? In which ...
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Is it worth buying a road bike or rather upgrade mountain bike?

So I am currently on the fence about my next bike, I have in the last year and a half taken up cycling more seriously. To give some background I mean I am probably doing around 50km (31 miles) a week. ...
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Is this a helmet defect or not?

I bought a new Giro Savant helmet online and, after unboxing, noticed that the EPS foam seemed to be quite jagged and uneven at the intersection with the dial system (see photos below). This does not ...
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Movement in head tube/fork?

I have a BH road bike and it has some movement with the tube that connects to the fork. I took it to a bike shop for a tuneup. When I picked it up the guy mentioned the issue. He said he tightened ...
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Swapping cranks on SRAM Force AXS eTAP

I'm looking to swap out shorter cranks on my bike. It's this bike, but of note has a SRAM PF30 bottom bracket and SRAM Force eTap AXS, 48/35 chainset. I'm trying to work out if these will be ...
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Can the tire type and profile significantly affect balance?

I have been riding the same road bike, a Fuji Espree, for a few years and am very used to it: I used to be able to ride it without hands on the handle bar very easily, take 90º turns in city streets ...
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Performance Road Flat Shoe/Pedal combo

My girlfriend is a keen road cyclist, but does not want to use clipless pedals. She currently uses something similar to these shoes: Scott MTB (with bog standard flat plastic pedals) We've tried some ...
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Need new chainwheels for a cheap racing bike - which price range makes sense?

Couple of years ago I bought a rather cheap racing bike after my mountain bike was stolen. I didnt use it much at first. Now, with Corona I spent a lot of time on my bike and probably did around 1000-...
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Finding compatible thinner street tires for Giant ATX

I am trying to get a pair of thinner road tires for my Giant ATX (Disc). I have tried to look up resources to see what tires would be compatible with the bike but could not find anything. Can ...
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SiS tourney A050 thumb 1x7 to either a 1x10 or 2x7

So I have this cheaper end roadbike sporting a Tourney A050 sis shifters (I don't know what they are called, they are those roadbike shifters sitting on the horizontal handle bar) 1x7, quite a pain. I ...
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Can / should you put a 28C tire on a rim with an ETRTO of 622 x 14

Setting aside the questions of frame and brake clearance for the moment, my question is whether or not I can install 28C tires on my rims which have an ETRTO of 622x14. I currently have 23C tires on ...
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Bike Make and Model Recommendations [closed]

I need suggestions for the most economical bike models that can accommodate my weight. I am 5' 8" (172 cm) and weigh 310 lbs (140 kilograms). I would like to begin riding a bike for exercise and to ...
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Shimano 105 crankset

Been reading from posts and can’t find my answer. Any help would be appreciated. Scenario: I currently have a Felt AR5 10-speed with shimano 105 rear/front derailleur, 105 levers & brakes and a ...
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National Sports Wheels? What model?

I'm trying to ID an older road bike, I think perhaps 80's but not really sure. I can't seem to find much info about even the brand itself - National Sports Wheels (Passaic, NJ) (Made In Taiwan) ...
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The eyelets/braze-ons on my bike's seat stay are on the inside, not on the outside. Which Rear Rack will fit it, if any?

I have a Trek X1 Cyclocross bike and I want to get a rear rack for my bike. I went to a bike shop and none of limited rear racks they had would fit my bike. The reason was because the eyelets or braze-...
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Direction of saddle clamps on seatpost

I have a seatpost from a Canyon Dndurace AL 7.0 from 2016. The seatpost has a saddle clamp consisting of two parts. The lower part has one long end and a shorter one. I can rotate both parts of the ...
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Can anyone help me with identify this Giant bike?

I need a name for this bike so I can look into it. It's going to be sold to me but I don’t want to get ripped off. Thanks!
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how to know what kind of tires work for my fork? [duplicate]

I want to know how select the tire depends on the bike or fork because actually I have the following problem. Currently, I have a specialized diverge whit this fork. Specialized FACT carbon, flat-...
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Road tubeless puncture

I've suffered a small puncture on my tubeless tyres. It spat out some sealant and then seemed to be OK for a while. But today it couldn't hold a decent pressure. How can I repair this? Just put some ...
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Sharing bike trainer between 11spd and 8spd bikes

I have an 11spd 11-30 cassette both in my bike and in my direct bike trainer. My girlfriend recently purchased a road bike with an 8spd 11-34 cassette. What are our options for sharing the trainer? ...
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1970's Gitane please help identify the model

Does anyone know the model of this bike? Where do I look on the bike to find out?
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Tubeless tires and compatibility [duplicate]

Can 25mm tubeless tires fit on a wheel that previously had 22mm tubeless tires? I have a set of wheels that previously had 22mm tires on it. There is no description of tire compatibility listed on the ...
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Junior vs women’s bike

Hi just wondering if anyone could help, I’m looking to get my first road bike and struggling to find a seasonable priced one (which isn’t out of stock because of Covid-19). I’ve found the Wiggins ...
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What are the most comfortable endurance bib shorts these days? [closed]

I generally ride for 30-70 miles each outing and am wanting to get a couple pairs of quality, comfortable bib shorts for summer weather. I tried on a couple Castellis but the fit just isn’t right and ...
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Help in converting Trek Domane 2.0 road bike to be more comfortable and commute-friendly

I have pudendal neuralgia issues which require that I use a noseless saddle (not shown in pic) which works great for relieving pelvic floor pain. The result, though, is that much weight then is ...
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Ease of Continental road wire bead tire mounting and dismounting

Are the Continental road wire bead tires any better at mounting and unmounting then they used to be? Or are they still a big pain in the ass. My buddy has some hard shell gators that are cheap.
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Shorter crankset on road bike

I’ve been wondering what are the pros and cons of having a shorter crankset. I’m looking into changing my crank length to a 165mm. I currently have a Shimano FC-RS510 172.5mm upgrading to Shimano ...
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Is my bike a good fit?

I am a woman and I have been wanting to get into cycling. A few summers back I bought a gravel bike. I bought it new from a local bike shop that I trusted. The bike was considered a 'medium' (5'6-5'9 ...
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New bike wheels dont sit in dropouts perfectly, are washers safe to use?

I recently upgraded my road bike from Vision Team 30's to Mavic Ksyrium Elite UST wheels, However once I got the wheels and put them on, the rear wheel seems to rub on the brake hardware when riding. ...
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What’s wrong with the bike

My boy uses a bike for work all was fine until yesterday when he went to use it the pedals and chain go around ok but the back wheel doesn’t move
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Can I use a Sora rear derailleur with my 7 speed shifter?

Since the only problems cames from my Tourney rear derailleur. I want to change it to a Shimano Sora derailleur, but, I don't want to change the shifter, I'm ok with 7. Would a Sora rear derailleur ...
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Shimano 105 rear derailleur issue

I have a specialized roubaix of 10 years old. With shimano 105 group. I’m having trouble with my rear derailleur. I want to adjust it so i start on the smallest gear at the back and change gear one by ...
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Good Bicycle Degreaser

Today I cleaned my chain with the Park tool CM-52 and it was really effective. However, I ran through half of the park tool bicycle degreaser. I'm thinking of purchasing this degreaser from my local ...
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Can I swap my Saccon Altex calipers with Campagnolo Veloce

I have a vintage Vitus 787 I'm restoring. The Saccon Altex calipers (http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=e346b35c-c5bb-4f9b-8840-8f58bdbabda0&Enum=117) it came with don't return to their ...
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Swapping parts from old bike to new frameset

I have a Piave (around 2009-ish year) road bike with a frame that has become to small for me. It has pretty good components i.e Shimano Ultegra and threadless stem etc. There is a 2014 S-Works Venge ...
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Squeaky noise coming from rear derailleur or jockey wheels

I have this horrible squeaky noise coming from my rear deraileur area. It only happens when I pedal. Watch below for the video.
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Slipping chain from lowest (largest diameter) cassette sprockets

I have a Decathlon RC500 road bike. It has 34/50 compact crankset in front and the rear cassette is 11/34 (11/13/15/17/19/21/24/28/32). When I want to go into lowest gear, especially on uphill riding,...
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Commuting road bike build [closed]

After a bit of research, I decided to build a road bike in order to commute. I'm not looking into buying one since I don't find it that interesting and personal. What used bike and parts should I buy ...
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Commuter/ road bike from a MTB frame

I have an entry-level 27.5 mountain bike and I will be moving to London this summer. Since I won't be riding it on trails anymore I thought I can keep the frame and wheels and build a commuter bike or ...
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7 speed freewheel

I have 7 speed freewheel on Carrera Zelos. I want to upgrade to 8 speed but can t find any freewheel. How do I do it? Its my first road bike as I normally ride downhills and wanted to mix it up ...
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Is my bike chain skipping?

I’m new to cycling. I bought Giant Contend AR 1 road. It seemed to be normal the first time I rode it but the second time the chain felt like it was loose. Excuse my ignorance on bike stuff. I really ...

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