A road bike frame needs to be light but incredibly strong at the same time to help riders go as fast as possible. Over the years technological innovations have enabled bike designers to use materials differently, and brand new materials, to develop a whole new breed of road bikes which all stem from the frame.
Carbon road bike frames are designed to be incredibly light, so light you can pick them up with one hand, but also strong enough to withstand the impact sustained on the roads. While the tarmac is far better suited to these frames than the rugged terrain that mountain bike frames are subjected to, road bike frames still need to be able to stand up to the tests of drains, manhole covers and other bumps in the road.
Fortunately, brands like Ritchey use modern materials and techniques to ensure they are incredibly robust, allowing riders to press on faster than ever before. Carbon, steel and titanium road bike frames are now the starting points enabling riders to build their bikes their way with drop or flat bars, clip-in pedals and more. Find everything you need for your perfect road bike here at Tweeks Cycles, starting with the frame.